Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload Audio2014 Permanent Fund Dividend Will Be $1,884 Josh Edge, APRN – AnchorageIn an announcement Wednesday, Governor Sean Parnell told Alaskans something they have been waiting to hear for months – the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend.Walker-Mallott ‘Unity Ticket’ Faces Legal ChallengeAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – AnchorageAn officer of the Alaska Republican Party is suing Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the Division of Elections for the decision to allow independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott to merge their campaigns.Feds Investigate University of Alaska For How It Deals With Sexual AssaultLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauThe U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office will be visiting four campuses of the University of Alaska next month to check if the school is handling sexual violence complaints according to federal law.The University of Alaska system is on a list of 79 post-secondary institutions around the nation being investigated for possible violations, but university officials aren’t sure why.State OKs Linc Energy’s Tyonek Coal Exploration PlanEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe state has given the OK to a plan by Linc Energy to explore for coal in the Tyonek area. Last month, Linc submitted an application to drill at least five exploratory wells in an area about seven miles from Tyonek, on the West side of Cook Inlet.Energy Development Proponents Meet In AnchorageLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageProponents of energy development are in Anchorage for the 10th annual Alaska Oil and Gas Congress. Canada’s Northwest Territories Premiere Bob McCloud says Alaska and the Territories have a lot in common – great resources that are stranded in remote locations.Ride-Sharing Service Uber Coming To AnchorageAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageA ride-sharing service called Uber will start operating in Anchorage this week. Instead of calling a taxi, people who need a ride can use a smartphone app to hail a nearby private vehicle. But taxi companies in Anchorage and around the world say it’s unfair competition.‘Polaris’ Sculpture Is New Fairbanks Centerpiece Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe city of Fairbanks has a new centerpiece sculpture. The assemblage of silver steel spires stands between the Cushman and Barnett Street bridges, along the Chena River downtown. The sculpture called “Polaris” was created by a pair of Vancouver based artists to mirror the local environment.Alaska’s Glaciers Shrinking Faster Than ExpectedEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksAlaska’s glaciers are shrinking faster than scientists had thought, but glaciers that terminate in the ocean may be relatively resilient to climate change in comparison to their land-locked counterparts. The data comes from a multi-year airborne survey conducted by NASA.Youth Climate Lawsuit DismissedRachel Waldholz, KCAW – SitkaThe Alaska Supreme Court last week dismissed a case brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. The suit was one of several filed nationwide, and the first to take its argument to a state supreme court. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue the judiciary can decide – it must go through the political process.But, for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings.
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Big cruise ships no longer allowed in Venice Thursday, November 9, 2017 Share Tags: Italy ROME — The Italian government and Venice officials have agreed on a plan to block giant cruise ships from steaming past the lagoon city’s iconic St. Mark’s Square and instead re-route them to a nearby industrial port.The agreement reached Tuesday, the latest in a years-long debate and still subject to final details, seeks to balance the environmental concerns of Venice’s delicate ecosystem with tourism and maritime jobs.Transport Minister Graziano Delrio said the plan, to be phased in over three-five years, calls for cruise ships over 55,000 tons to dock at the mainland’s Marghera port and avoid transiting through the Giudecca canal, one of the main waterways through Venice that empties into the St. Mark’s basin.Environmental groups rejected it since it still allows polluting cruise ships to enter Venice’s lagoon. Source: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >>
Christchurch Airport has welcomed a move by the New Zealand government to negotiate new and improved air service agreements with countries in South America and Asia, with chief executive Jim Boult saying the talks “would open up opportunities for airlines and airports” and “reinforce New Zealand’s free trade approach”. A “delighted” Mr Boult described the move as “great news for our travel and tourism industries”.“We need to grow in-bound arrivals and the import/export market for New Zealand,” the airport boss said. “We are a distant market for the rest of the world, so we welcome any agreement that makes it easier for airlines to consider coming to New Zealand.” Associate Transport Minister Nathan Guy said in a statement that the government wanted to see the 48 or so already existing relationships governed by similar agreements improved on and increased.Negotiations with China, Brazil and up to eight other countries are scheduled to commence shortly. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H NZ wants to make it easier for carriers to fly to the country
Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Homebuilders Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Home Builders Residential Construction Service Providers Unemployment 2012-09-28 Carrie Bay Homeownership Rally in Missouri Draws Concerned Citizens September 28, 2012 426 Views in Government, Origination More than 800 homeowners from across Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska, came together with local business leaders, real estate professionals, politicians, and civil rights leaders this week in support of homeownership.[IMAGE]The rally, organized by the “”National Association of Home Builders””:http://www.nahb.org (NAHB) and the “”Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City””:http://www.kchba.org/, took place at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, within the Kansas City metropolitan area.NAHB has organized “”nine homeownership rallies””:http://www.protecthomeownership.com/page.aspx/generic/sectionID=2364 — in key “”swing states”” leading up to the November election — with the goal of making homeownership a top priority for lawmakers. [COLUMN_BREAK]The trade group and its supporters “”are advocating for””:http://www.protecthomeownership.com/showpage_details.aspx?showpageID=10294 elected officials to ensure the mortgage interest deduction is protected, mortgage credit is readily available, and steps are taken to resolve the foreclosure crisis. Speakers at the Independence event put the importance of homeownership into perspective when they told the audience that during the worst of this recession, roughly 3.2 million Americans were out of work as a result of the housing downturn. Speakers at the rally included U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri), Independence Mayor Don Reimal, Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, among others. “”We will not have a fully growing economy until our housing market is back where it was before the downturn,”” Lt. Gov. Kinder stressed in his address.Participants at the rally were urged to reach out to their elected leaders and pass on the message that Americans value homeownership and that the housing market is capable of generating millions of jobs and the type of revenue that could kick-start the nation’s frail economic recovery into high gear. Share
Winter storms in many parts of the country caused delays in appraisals and closings, leading January home sales to plummet 26.9 percent over the month, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for January. Meanwhile, tight inventory continues to drive up home prices, and homes continue to fly off the market rather quickly.While home sales were down nearly 27 percent over the month, they were down 7.1 percent from January last year, according to the RE/MAX report, which includes data from 52 metros across the nation.“We usually expect to see fewer home sales in the winter months, but January experienced particularly severe storms in large parts of the country, which disrupted appraisals, inspections and closings,” said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX.She added, however, that “the real story for home sales in 2014 will begin to unfold in the coming spring and summer months.”The median home price declined over the month—falling 6.3 percent to $173,475. However, January’s median price continued a 24-month trend of year-over-year increases, rising 11.6 percent since January 2013. Forty-five of the 52 markets observed reported year-over-year home price gains in January.The year-over-year rise in home prices is a reflection of the tight inventory that has persisted into this year, according to RE/MAX. As of January, the market holds 5.3 months’ supply of homes, which is lower than the inventory reported a month ago and a year ago.A few markets are experiencing inventories far below the national average. RE/MAX found the lowest inventories in Denver, Colorado (1.1 month); San Francisco, California (1.4 months); Los Angeles, California (2.5 months); Boston, Massachusetts (2.7 months); San Diego, California (2.7 months); Houston, Texas (2.7 months); and Seattle, Washington (2.7 months).Metros with the greatest yearly home price gains in January include: Detroit, Michigan (35.2 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (28.6 percent); Las Vegas, Nevada (23.5 percent); San Francisco, California (22.3 percent); Los Angeles, California (20.2 percent); and Miami, Florida (18.7 percent).For homes sold in January, the average number of days on market was 75. “The low Days on Market average is associated with continued high demand and a reduced inventory of homes for sale,” according to RE/MAX. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply RE/MAX 2014-02-19 Krista Franks Brock Winter Storms Take Another Bite Out of Home Sales February 19, 2014 415 Views Share
Arizona Sports’ Adam Green and Vince Marotta reviewed the 2014 season, position by position. Below is an easy link to the individual position articles produced over the last two weeks. (Click the photos to navigate) What a season it was!For the first time since the mid-1970s, the Arizona Cardinals won 11 games. Bruce Arians’ team sat atop the NFL for a good portion of the season, fueled by a 9-1 start.The team would finish 2-5 in its last seven games, unable to further overcome a plague of injuries that started back in training camp.The season ended in an NFC Wild Card loss to the Carolina Panthers — the Cardinals’ first playoff appearance since the 2009 season. Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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