With two built and a third planned, the exterior of The Bun-ga-lows in Chico features Douglas fir and smooth stucco. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) Owner-builder Laurie Norton (right) and friend Tim Simonds work on the driveway and fence area. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A common driveway is seen beside two small houses, and run back to where a third home will be built. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) Laurie Norton of Norton Construction is the builder and owner. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) Flowers are seen in a small nook near the front door of one of three small houses being built along Humboldt Road, near Forest Avenue. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) High ceilings, polished concrete floor and a walnut counter top are some of the features of The Bun-ga-lows. (Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record) High ceilings, polished concrete floor and a walnut counter top are among the … [Read more...] about Northern California builder improves ‘tiny house’ concept
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Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 21°F Anchorage: 21°F Subscribe Obituaries Advertise Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Politics Author: Nathaniel Herz Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article JUNEAU — The state agency leading Alaska's gas line megaproject has brought on a pair of well-connected consultants to pitch its message to policymakers in Washington, D.C., and to the Alaska public. The Alaska Gasline Development Corp., a public entity whose board is chosen by the governor, has hired the Virginia-based firm of Mike Dubke. He worked for three months last year as communications director for President Donald Trump and … [Read more...] about Alaska gas line corporation hires contractors with D.C. connections
Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg Published 8:11 am, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The silhouettes of pedestrians stand in front of Victorian homes and the downtown skyline in San Francisco, California. The silhouettes of pedestrians stand in front of Victorian homes and the downtown skyline in San Francisco, California. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Silicon firms head for showdown with homeowners over housing bill 1 / 1 Back to Gallery California is bracing for a high-profile fight over the state's housing crisis. It's a clash that pits Silicon Valley technology executives, who want to cut regulations that make it hard to build multi-story apartment buildings, against existing home owners and affordable housing advocates. The housing crunch, … [Read more...] about Silicon firms head for showdown with homeowners over housing bill
SIREN – WSJ A7, “White House Hints at Flexibility on Taxes: Before Budget Panel Meets, a Signal That Deal to Limit Sequester Could Include Cuts in Agriculture Subsidies, Elsewhere,” by Damian Paletta and Janet Hook, with Carol E. Lee: “The White House has cracked open the door to a budget compromise with congressional Republicans … [A] House-Senate committee begins negotiations [today] on a plan to fund the government for the rest of the current fiscal year. … At [an Obama] meeting [with Senate Republicans] earlier this month, … Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) asked whether Mr. Obama would be willing to accept a budget deal without new revenues, one that instead includes some cuts to entitlement programs that the president had previously endorsed. “Officials at the meeting said Mr. Obama was open to that approach if it came in a very narrow deal to replace part of the sequester cuts, though he acknowledged that congressional Democrats might … [Read more...] about WEBSITE CONTRACTOR WARNED administration that testing time too short — OBAMA TODAY: Romneycare enrollment was slow — POLITICO MAGAZINE launches mid-Nov., in print and online
CLICK DU JOUR: Michael Schaffer, editorial director of The New Republic, has a parody, “What If POLITICO Had Covered the Civil War? Playbook, Emancipation Day Edition”: “POLIT-ICO Play-Book, presented by UNION-PACIFIC RAILROAD – JAN 1, 1863 EDITION -- -ROSCOE CONKLING NEW YEAR’S PARTY -- Democrats livid over ‘Caesar’ Lincoln executive power – New aide-de-camp for Gen’l Sherman -- 250 years of chattel slavery to end -- JEBEDIAH ALLBRITTON IS 81! -- POLIT-ICO PRO launches reconstruction-contracting vertical … “WEST-WING MINDMELD: This shows a direct, decisive president, something that will improve Lincoln’s ability to get his agenda through Congress … FLASHBACK: ‘I am not, nor have ever been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.’ –Lincoln, IL-SEN debate, 1858 … BUSINESS BURST: AP: Leland Stanford Junior brilliantly … [Read more...] about LISA MYERS report ignites new criticism of Obamacare rollout — CHRIS CHRISTIE hits White House — “LETTERS OF ARTHUR SCHLESINGER,” edited by Jon Meacham, out today — JIM MESSINA b’day
Driving the Day Good morning from Hempstead, New York. The general consensus is this: Donald Trump didn’t throw up on his shoes. But Hillary Clinton had the far better night in their first 90-minute (it actually lasted 95 minutes) matchup here at Hofstra University on Long Island. Clinton mostly kept her cool -- as did Trump for the first portion of the evening. Trump ended up citing Sid Blumenthal, Rosie O’Donnell and referring viewers to Sean Hannity to vouch for his opposition to the Iraq War. The pre-debate buzz among reporters here was that Trump left himself the option to come to the spin room, but would only show up if he needed to change the narrative. He came to the spin room, and then spoke to Hannity live from the press filing center. Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) pointed out that “she can’t remember last time, if ever, a general election candidate went to the spin room.” Not a good sign for Trump. LAST NIGHT Hillary Clinton ended the debate by … [Read more...] about BEHIND THE SCENES of the first debate: WHO WAS TALKING TO WHO, PHOTOS — NARRATIVE: CLINTON wins — GIULIANI: ‘I’d skip next debates if I were Trump’ — B’DAY: Juleanna Glover
Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT -- “D.C.-area forecast: Accumulating snow likely Monday night,” by Capital Weather Gang’s Brian Jackson: “Tomorrow (Monday): Skies may start partly sunny, but should turn mostly cloudy as we head into the afternoon. … We’re not expecting any snow or rain to arrive until after 6 p.m. or so. We encourage you to stay tuned to the forecast during the day tomorrow, when we should have a better idea if snow might arrive early enough to disrupt the latter part of the commute home. Confidence: Medium-High.Story Continued Below “Tomorrow night into Tuesday morning: Snow, or a mix of rain and snow, is likely to move in sometime around 6-9 p.m. from south to north. Accumulating snow is a good bet as the intensity of precipitation increases late evening into the overnight, and lows dip to the upper 20s to low 30s as winds become gusty from the northeast, before the snow tapers … [Read more...] about SNOW looks like it will snarl D.C. — SUNDAY BEST: TOM COTTON warns colleagues that yes vote on health care puts House Republican majority in danger: ‘Do not walk the plank’
WASHINGTON From purchases and prices to builder sentiment and construction, the U.S. housing market is making consistent gains. The latest evidence came in reports Monday that sales of previously occupied homes rose solidly in October and that builders are more confident than at any other time in 6 1/2 years. Will the FHA require taxpayer help? Home sales rise 2.1 percent in October Stocks jump on hopes for budget deal, Europe New-home sales and home-price indexes have reached multi-year highs. And Lowe's (LOW) on Monday reported a surge in net income, a sign that home-improvement retailers are benefiting. The housing market's recovery still has a long way to go. But for now, it's helping prop up an economy that's being squeezed by a global slowdown and looming spending cuts and tax increases. Joseph LaVorgna, an economist at Deutsche Bank (DB), estimates that the housing recovery could boost U.S. economic growth by a full percentage point next year. That's because a stronger housing … [Read more...] about U.S. housing market making consistent gains
Last Updated Sep 23, 2017 7:00 PM EDT Produced by Lisa Freed and Michelle Feuer[This story first aired on Jan. 17.]LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- At the time of her murder, Kay Wenal was married to real estate developer Hal Wenal – her fourth husband. He was smitten from the moment he first set eyes on Kay in a Reno airport."She said she'd bent over to get luggage off the rack and that's when Hal noticed her," Kay's sister, Pam Sleeper, told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. "How could you not?" she laughed.Pam Sleeper says her sister was striking and vivacious. "Hal was proud of her," she said. "He used to love to walk into restaurants -- she was arm candy," private investigator John Insogna said. "'Oh, look at that woman! Wow!'" And at the age of 60, Kay was still turning heads and everyone seemed to love her, which made her murder in May 2008 all the more shocking -- and difficult to solve. What's more, there is little physical evidence: crime scene investigators … [Read more...] about Solve this case: Who killed Kay Wenal?
Home flippers buy dilapidated houses, fix them up, then sell them again as quickly as possible with the intention of making a tidy profit. Flipped houses look shiny and new inside, but what's going on underneath all the new drywall, carpet, and paint? Very few home buyers seem to trust flippers, and with the cheesy 'repairs' or 'cover-ups' I've seen over the years, it's easy to understand why. Most of the quick and dirty home flippers take the same shortcuts when flipping houses; I've seen so many of them done the same way that I'm going to tell you all about the flipped house you just looked at without even knowing the address. Interior The interior of the home looks great. The kitchen has all new or re-painted cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and a tiled floor. The first floor bathroom has been completely re-done, and a second floor bathroom was recently added, or possibly a basement bathroom. They look great. All … [Read more...] about Buying A Flipped House? Here Are The Problems You’ll Find.