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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.