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City celebrates economic growth and tourism development, wins year 2021-2022

City leaders and community members gathered at Point of Honor Thursday to celebrate economic development and tourism wins and talk about what’s to come. Marjette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (OEDT), said the collective focus in the Office of Economic Development and Tourism is to lead efforts to retain, expand …

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US unemployment insurance is not ready for the next recession

The Fed continues to hike, markets continue to sink, and winter is coming: Economic forecasters fear a recession is on the way. In the US, Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell made it clear this month that his policy is focused on fighting inflation, with Fed officials suggesting that the unemployment rate can reach 5% before …

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Michigan lawmakers want regulations on car-sharing industry

Andres Gutierrez/CBS Detroit (CBS DETROIT) Michigan lawmakers want to put some rules around a growing transportation industry. “Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing” allows users to rent their cars through an app and is usually less expensive than a traditional rental company. However, some believe the proposed legislation will increase costs. Every week about a dozen people get …

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With garages used for storage, Ocean City can look to park cars under houses

Active duty service members honor NJ service members who were killed during the Run for the Fallen. Video by Matthew Strabuk, for The Press. OCEAN CITY — Most homes here don’t have garages, but there are plenty throughout the beach city, either attached to homes or freestanding structures on the property. Instead of being next …

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Detroit councilman slams colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

Click to enlarge Courtesy photo A ShotSpotter incident review center. The Detroit City Council postponed a vote Tuesday on expanding a controversial surveillance technology for the police department. A majority of council members said they did not support using more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds on ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on …

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“Let’s have some music”: Elton John plays the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — “God bless you, let’s have some music,” Elton John said. With that, the South Lawn of the White House was transformed into a musical celebration of love on Friday night as John played a farewell concert to honor everyday “heroes” like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as it turns out, the …

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Oz releases health records to highlight Fetterman’s stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet OzRepublican US Senate candidate in Pennsylvania released his health records as he maneuvered to fend off questions about the recovery of Democratic challenger John Fetterman from a hit front and center in the hotly contested campaign. Dr. Rebecca Kurth in New York wrote in a four-page letter that she …

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Elton John plays White House lawn on farewell tour | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John said Friday that he had played in some beautiful venues, but the stage in front of the White House, under a huge tent on a perfect fall night, was “probably the icing on the cake.” He then opened the show with ‘Your Song’, his first major international hit. President Joe …

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Louisiana woman carrying fetus without skull forced to travel to New York for abortion

Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a bill to ban abortion nationwide Graham held a press conference proposing an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions. A Louisiana woman carrying a non-viable fetus was forced to travel thousands of miles to New York to have an abortion because …

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