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Friday Fun: The 50 Best Food Trucks In the U.S.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Feast your eyes on a list by Modern Cities of the 50 best food trucks in the United States.

Disabled Residents in Jefferson Park Hope Controversial Building Comes Through

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0700

Apartment building with subsidized units for the disabled has drawn protest and support, Alex Nitkin talked to some of the people hoping to move into the apartments.

Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Scandal Produces Land Use Lawsuit in Michigan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0700

The city of Pontiac has filed a lawsuit over the illegal storage of hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles. The vehicles have mothballed at the Pontiac Silverdome as a result of the buy-back program necessitated by the 2016 emissions cheating scandal.

Can Insurance Markets Jump-Start Resilience?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700

Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.

Veterans Ride Free on Kansas City Buses

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0700

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with veterans group to provide free transit to the city's veterans.

Transportation Sales Tax Advances in Colorado Legislature

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700

A bill to ask voters in November to increase the state sales tax by 0.62 percent to fund transportation projects passed its first House committee March 22 on a partisan vote, with Democrats in support and Republican opposed.

Can Rideshare Catch On Where It's Easy to Drive?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

In medium-sized cities and suburban areas, it's simply easier to drive your own car in most cases. But shared rides might still have a chance to catch on.

Surprising Trump Effect: Many States Seek to Ramp-Up Renewable Energy Mandates

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700

As President Trump rolls back climate and energy regulations, many states are attempting to require utilities to get more power from renewable sources. Also, fewer states are attempting to reduce or eliminate renewable energy requirements.

Cleveland Pastors Travel to Detroit to Send Message About Stadium Renovation

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The Greater Cleveland Congregations protested the Cavaliers Stadium renovation in front of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters in Detroit.

Friday Funny: Only the Onion Would Offer These 'Tips for Urban Biking'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0700

The satirical site The Onion produces a set of totally invented, not-to-be-rusted safety tips for riding a bike in cities. We're not sure whether to laugh or cry.