Trucking Cheers U.S. Agreement with Mexico, Canada to Lift Tariffs

Trucking Cheers U.S. Agreement with Mexico, Canada to Lift Tariffs

ATA praises Administration for advancing America’s trade interests

ARLINGTON, VA (STL.News) – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement today, following news that the Trump Administration had reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries, and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries:

“Trucking and trade are synonymous, and this decision by President Trump is a huge step toward achieving a vital national priority—ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Promotes Health Care Proposals That Help Young Adults Get Coverage

California Governor Gavin Newsom Promotes Health Care Proposals That Help Young Adults Get Coverage

The Governor’s budget includes $1 billion in health insurance premium subsidies over three years to help Californians afford health coverage through Covered California

Budget proposal would expand access to full-scope Medi-Cal coverage for low-income young adults, regardless of immigration status

Visit to Los Angeles Southwest College part of Governor’s “California for All” Health Care Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom Friday hosted a round-table discussion at Los Angeles Southwest College with young adults to talk about their health care challenges.

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FRB News: Federal Open Market Committee announces tentative meeting schedule for 2020

FRB News: Federal Open Market Committee announces tentative meeting schedule for 2020

Washington DC (STL.News) – The Federal Open Market Committee on Friday announced its tentative meeting schedule for 2020:

  • January 28-29 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • March 17-18 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • April 28-29 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • June 9-10 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • July 28-29 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • September 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • November 4-5 (Wednesday-Thursday)
  • December 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • January 26-27, 2021 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

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Overland Park Man, Robert A. Weick, Admitted Having More Than 44,000 Images of Child Porn

Overland Park Man, Robert A. Weick, Admitted Having More Than 44,000 Images of Child Porn

KANSAS CITY, KS (STL.News) – An Overland Park man today admitted he collected more than 44,000 images of child porn, some of which were shared with other computer users, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Robert A. Weick, 32, Overland Park, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. Weick came under investigation when a task force officer from the FBI used a file-sharing program to download child pornography from Weick’s computer.

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Former CIA Officer, Kevin Patrick Mallory, Sentenced to Prison for Espionage

Former CIA Officer, Kevin Patrick Mallory, Sentenced to Prison for Espionage

ALEXANDRIA, VA (STL.News) – A former Central Intelligence Agency case officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for his transmission of national defense information to an agent of the People’s Republic of China.

“Mallory not only put our country at great risk, but he endangered the lives of specific human assets who put their own safety at risk for our national defense,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Chicago News: Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Housing Authority Cut the Ribbon on Northtown Apartments

Chicago News: Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Housing Authority Cut the Ribbon on Northtown Apartments

Project Brings 44 Units of Affordable, CHA Senior Housing with Co-Located Chicago Public Library Branch

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Alderman Debra Silverstein (50th Ward), Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene E. Jones, Jr., developments partners and members of the West Ridge community Fridy to cut the ribbon on the new Northtown Apartments, one of three innovative affordable housing developments that also include a co-located Chicago Public Library (CPL) branch.

“When we unite the strengths of our neighborhood libraries with great housing that is affordable and accessible, it is truly the best of both worlds,” said Mayor Emanuel.

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Alabama News: Federal Funding of $816,000 to the Alabama State Arts Council

Alabama News: Federal Funding of $816,000 to the Alabama State Arts Council

Montgomery, AL (STL.News) – The National Endowment for the Arts announced Friday that it has awarded grants totaling $816,100 to three Alabama arts organizations including the Alabama State Council on the Arts. These federal grants support arts education and arts projects in Alabama. In addition, the Endowment works in partnership with the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) to ensure that the people of Alabama have access to the arts. A grant of $776,100 to ASCA helps to support projects throughout Alabama.

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Missouri Attorney General Schmitt to Give Commencement Address at UMKC Law Graduation

Missouri Attorney General Schmitt to Give Commencement Address at UMKC Law Graduation

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is set to deliver the commencement address at the University of Missouri, Kansas City law school graduation today afternoon.

The Attorney General plans to speak to the group of law school graduates mainly on the importance of preserving free speech on college campuses and across the world.

An excerpt from the forthcoming speech reads, “The attack on free speech is underway in America as well.

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Zillow Group, Compass, Redfin and eXp Realty CEOs Receive T3 Sixty Visionary Awards

Zillow Group, Compass, Redfin and eXp Realty CEOs Receive T3 Sixty Visionary Awards

  SAN DIEGO/ MAY 15, 2019 (STL.News) T3 Sixty, the residential real estate brokerage industry’s top consulting and research firm, honored four industry trailblazers at its annual real estate leader think tank T3 Summit with a Visionary Award. The award honors industry visionaries who have not only impacted their own organizations to a great degree but also the industry. “These four exceptional entrepreneurs have rewritten the rules for the residential real estate brokerage industry and have during the last few years and shaped the way the home buying transaction is delivered,” said T3 Sixty CEO Stefan Swanepoel.

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Realtors® Applaud Sens. Perdue, Menendez for Introducing Bill Addressing G-Fee Issues

Realtors® Applaud Sens. Perdue, Menendez for Introducing Bill Addressing G-Fee Issues

  WASHINGTON/ May 15, 2019 (STL.News) NAR President John Smaby issued the following statement following the introduction of S.1463 in the Senate. The legislation, officially noted as a bill to “establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be used to offset provisions that increase the deficit,” was introduced by Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Tuesday afternoon. “The National Association of Realtors® commends Senators David Perdue and Bob Menendez for taking action to secure America’s housing finance system,” Smaby, a second-generation Realtor® and broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minnesota said.

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