DETROIT – A downtown Detroit building that’s been vacant for decades is expected to get a $32 million makeover. The Detroit News reports the 15-story Metropolitan building is expected to reopen as an extended-stay hotel with ground-floor retail. The 1925 ...Read More »
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to ...Read More »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Treasurer John Kennedy wants Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration to leave any planning about the future of the shuttered, historic Charity Hospital in New Orleans to Louisiana’s next governor and lawmakers. Kennedy said Monday that the Hurricane ...Read More »
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Asheville construction worker has climbed to the top of a crane to remove a Confederate flag that had been placed there. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that members of the public on Monday noticed the flag atop the crane, ...Read More »
NAVASSA, N.C. (AP) — Federal and state agencies will hear from the public about a plan to restore the natural resources in a Brunswick County town contaminated for several decades by a wood treatment operation. The hearing will be held Tuesday ...Read More »
ATLANTA (AP) — The recovery of the housing market continues to lift Home Depot, pushing sales and profits above Wall Street expectations during the second quarter. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer boosted its fiscal 2015 outlook and its stock climbed slightly ...
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren’t waiting around. Nearly one-third of the states have approved measures this year that could collectively raise billions of dollars ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A roller coaster that generated screams and smiles for nearly 40 years is no more. Multiple media outlets report the wooden roller coaster Thunder Road was demolished Thursday at Carowinds amusement park near Charlotte. The demolition is part of a $50 million renovation plan for the ...
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