Arizona Republic Published 9:40 AM EDT Sep 25, 2018 Good morning, Arizona. Here is what you need to know to start your day. Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and his Democratic challenger, David Garcia, faced off in their first public debate on Monday. Josh Rosen named starting quarterback for Arizona Cardinals. Justin Peck, Tony winner and resident choreographer at New York City Ballet, has re-created "In Creases" for Ballet Arizona. Paul Gosar talked about the campaign ads run by his Democratic opponent that feature six of his nine siblings urging voters to reject their brother. Outdoor showers, glass garage doors and wine rooms are among the features in this week's most expensive house sales in metropolitan Phoenix. Attorneys representing Edward Brown, a man shot in the back by a Phoenix police officer Aug. 5, accused the officer of misrepresenting facts. Surprise is trying to attract Costco to the city in numerous ways, including throwing the retailer a birthday party. … [Read more...] about AZ Memo: Who’s paying for light rail campaigns?
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As U.S. and Canadian trade officials worked last week toward a so-far elusive deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, Joe Graves was concerned about the auto plant where he’s worked for 30 years. Graves, the president of Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,800 workers at the General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, said NAFTA negotiations, tariffs on steel and aluminum and the ability of GM plants in Mexico to produce the same vehicle as his plant – the popular Chevrolet Equinox SUV – are a worry. He’s optimistic that a revised trade deal will come, but the uncertainty is one reason he believes no new products have been announced for the CAMI plant. “I believe things are going to work out. Canada and the U.S. are too intertwined,” Graves said. “There (just) seems to be a wild card on there.” Concerned hopefulness seems to be a good description for the many Canadians awaiting the outcome of negotiations to … [Read more...] about Worries about fate of NAFTA hit Detroit’s Canadian neighbors
Updated 5:44 pm CDT, Sunday, August 5, 2018 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on freight train derailment in Pittsburgh (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A railroad company says seven rail cars from a freight train have derailed in Pittsburgh, sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below. A Norfolk Southern spokesman updated the number of rail cars involved in Sunday afternoon's derailment from original estimates of four cars. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Logan Cadue captured the moment a CN freight train derailed near Kingston, Ontario, on Saturday, March 3.Cadue was just feet away from the tracks when the two rear carriages of the freight train derailed. CBC reported that the derailment led to cancellations and disruption on ViaRail’s Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto routes. Toronto Citynews reported no one was injured in the incident. Credit: Logan Cadue via Storyful Media: Storyful The cars were transporting … [Read more...] about The Latest: 7 rail cars from freight train derail
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Patch Enlarge Each week during the construction season, The Blade’s Road Warrior highlights the major construction projects in Toledo and the surrounding area, noting where delays are worst and where the best alternative routes are. It didn’t quite get done by Friday as promised, but the Summit Street portion of Toledo’s downtown repaving projects is nearly finished. Still to be completed as of Friday was some crosswalk construction, manhole adjustments, and “additional repairs … that caused a short delay in completion,” according to city spokesman Ignazio Messina. Reopening of all lanes on Summit between Lafayette and Monroe streets by the end of this week seemed fairly likely, which is a good thing not only for next week’s Independence Day celebrations but also for Port Lawrence Garage patrons and other downtown commuters funneled toward Summit by Jefferson Avenue’s … [Read more...] about What to expect on your commute: The Blade’s Road Warrior, 6/24
Mortenson has been selected to lead the mixed-use development of the nearly 25 acres surrounding Minnesota United’s new soccer stadium in St. Paul. Plans for the property, located at the busy intersection of Snelling and University avenues in the Midway area, include offices, retail, entertainment, hospitality and residential buildings. The property is owned by New York-based RD Management. “I think developers and team owners alike are seeing stadiums as catalytic redevelopment opportunities,” said Jeremy Jacobs, director of real estate development at Golden Valley-headquartered Mortenson, in an interview. Jacobs compared the potential transformational impact of Allianz Field in the Midway neighborhood to what U.S. Bank Stadium, which Mortenson built, did for the east side of downtown Minneapolis. Jacobs pointed out that an asset of the Midway site is that it is highly accessible via the highway, light rail and on foot. “I think you got just a great mixture of … [Read more...] about Mortenson to lead mixed-use development near St. Paul soccer stadium