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Government News – including local, regional and national politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, ballots and bills, protests and marches, civics, and related governmental news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Groundbreaking for City Vista Apartments

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the City Vista Apartments will take place on October 19 at 3:30 p.m. According to Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA), the development will include 111 apartments and 3,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space. This development is the next step in the creation of The Pompano Beach Innovation District.

5 Bars Wins Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Provide Connected Wireless Infrastructure Master Planning and Marketing for Cities and Government Entities

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars(TM) announced today it has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide an intelligent technology platform that is used for master planning of wireless infrastructure to cities, municipalities and government entities. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement by the City of Sacramento, Calif. is made available through National IPA.

All Injuries Law Firm Attorney Frank Clark Appointed to Florida Judge of Compensation Claims

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Frank Clark, Formerly of All Injuries Law Firm, has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to Florida Judge of Compensation Claims.

Rejected GOP candidate pushes onwards to the Electoral College, Donald Eugene Lowe Presidential Candidate

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Sept. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Eugene Lowe started working on his presidential campaign in 2013. To date, he has spent less than $20,000 and he’s not about to give up now. In fact, he says he’s just getting started. “It’s possible,” Lowe says. “There are many voters who do not like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and that puts me in a very good position. According to my calculations, I have a 52 percent chance of winning.”

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Proudly Salutes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) #BeThere Campaign

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its Be There campaign on its website to educate Veterans, Service members and those who care about them, of the vital role they play in preventing suicide. The campaign aims to raise awareness about behavioral health issues concerning our nation’s Veterans, and encourages loved ones to Be There.

Dania Beach CRA takes Home 11 State Awards – Most in Florida

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.

PsychArmor Institute Launches TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PsychArmor Institute and TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today the launch of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers, a suite of free online courses taught by nationally-recognized subject matter experts to prepare community health care providers to effectively deliver care to service members, veterans and their families.

RMA Selected to Establish P3 for Town of Davie

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that their firm was selected by the Town of Davie to establish the Public-Private Partnership (P3) that will develop the Town’s downtown center. RMA will consult with the Davie CRA and the Town of Davie to create a western theme district that will enhance the community’s economic and social offerings.

Obama’s Clemency Process Favors Drug Offenders and Unfairly Excludes White-Collar Fraudsters, Says Jailed Actor Steve Comisar

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.

Redevelopment Experts, RMA, Expand to Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, recently announced the opening of their newest office in Winter Springs. The company’s success in reinventing numerous South Florida cities, with over $1 billion in private sector investment within client areas, captured the attention of several Central Florida city officials, leading to a dramatic increase in their mid-state client base.

New Gun Technology Combines Safety with Unmatched Accessibility

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Safety first is not just a tagline, it’s the name of a new start-up company, Safety First Arms, LLC, that’s created a new gun technology designed to prevent unnecessary tragedy. Even with only a prototype, the company has already secured orders from two gun shops for more than $1 million for its Smart 2 pistol.

Margate CRA Approves Development Agreement with New Urban Communities for 36-Acre City Center Project

MARGATE, Fla., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 12, 2016, the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) approved an agreement with South Florida’s New Urban Communities for development of a 36-acre mixed use town center at State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard. The plan will provide 968 apartment units, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurants, an 80+ room hotel, and numerous civic uses–all within walking distance of each other.

Another 23 Counties Across South, Midwest Adopt Simplifile E-Recording

PROVO, Utah, July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has expanded its e-recording network with the addition of 23 county recording offices across the South and Midwest.

iFOS Awarded Contract to Provide NIFA with Audit Resolution and Grant Award Close Out Advisory Support Services

COLUMBIA, Md., July 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions(R) (iFOS), an emerging provider of innovative financial consulting and staff augmentation services for the Federal Government, received a contract award to provide grant audit resolution and close out advisory support services to the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA’s), Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM).

Libertarian Railroad Commission Candidate Mark Miller Wants Voters to Declare Independence from Two-Party Rule

AUSTIN, Texas, July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Libertarian Candidate Dr. Mark Miller urges voters to declare independence from two-party rule. With Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld representing the Libertarian Party at the top of the ballot this year, the next highest contest in Texas will be the statewide election of Texas Railroad Commission, for which Miller is running.

Quandis Unveils Technology Solution to Help Lending Entities Comply with Changes to the Military Lending Act

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., June 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management software and services, announced that it released a technology solution to help lending organizations comply with changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) that take effect on Oct. 3, 2016. The MLA provides a number of new rules set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD) that impacts lenders working with active duty service members and their dependents. Failure to adhere to the DoD’s amended compliance rules can result in severe repercussions.

Sharon Stone-Walker Promoted to Director of Community Development for The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharon Stone-Walker has been promoted to the Director of Community and Business Development for The Cultural Arts Creatives, Inc., aka The Creatives. The Pompano Beach based nonprofit, led by Alyona Ushe, manages and programs The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Magnetic Pompano and the upcoming cultural center.

Audition now for youth music academy programs in California and Spain

FORT BELVOIR, Va., June 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of its 2015 partnership, CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, is again joining forces with The Collective Sound (TCS) youth music program to offer an exciting summer experience for two children of active duty military personnel. CAMMO is hoping to send one student to TCS’ Costa Mesa, Calif., camp and another to the camp in Barcelona, Spain.

Local Republicans Censure Representative Tom Hackbarth

OAK GROVE, Minn., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Senate District 31 Republican Executive Board unanimously agreed upon a vote of no confidence in Representative Tom Hackbarth (HD31B) after he breaks his commitment to abide by the endorsement.

Top-Notch Volunteer Joins Assemblymember Mike Gipson’s Political Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteer recruitment is one of the toughest tasks when it comes to running a tight political campaign. That’s why Assemblymember Mike Gipson was thrilled to meet and recruit Alicia Amerson, a political science graduate with well-honed interpersonal and leadership skills, coupled with global views. And, from June 3 through June 5, she will be a part of the Mike Gipson GOTV (Get Out the Vote) Campaign. She’s recruited others to help too.

Donald Trump May No Longer Be the GOP Presumptive Nominee says Challenger Donald Lowe

SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Eugene Lowe is officially announcing that he will be the challenger at the Republican convention in the nomination bid for the White House. “It’s been done before and it can be done again,” Lowe says.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Gathered with Manatee County Area Law Enforcement to Honor Fallen Officers

BRADENTON, Fla., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida’s State government and our community.

Announcing the Trump Insults Playing Cards: full color caricatures of all the people whom Donald Trump has insulted

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quantum Results is excited to announce the launch of the Trump Insults Playing Cards on Indiegogo, 54 full color caricature cards of the people in politics, entertainment and the media whom Donald Trump has insulted. Our cards include drawings of Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Rosie O’Donnell, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and even the Pope. All of the major former Republican Presidential candidates are pictured, accompanied by Trump’s insults. Do your part to Make America Great Again. (VIDEO)

Jody Leshinsky, Former Assistant Director of Broward Cultural Division, Joins The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alyona Ushe, President & CEO of The Creatives, has announced that Jody Leshinsky is joining the nonprofit organization as the Vice President of Administration. Leshinsky, the former Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, will work closely with Ushe in managing venues including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), the upcoming Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the City of Pompano Beach.

MNGOP Delegates Seek to Repudiate Donald Trump

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an unprecedented move, officers and delegates within the Republican Party of Minnesota (MNGOP) have announced their intention to repudiate their party’s presumptive nominee for president, organizing under the name Conservatives for Candidates of Character. At an upcoming meeting of the party’s state central committee, the group will propose a prohibition on MNGOP expenditures in support of the controversial candidate.