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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.


City of Placentia CA Votes 5-0 to Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars to Develop Wireless Master and Marketing Plan

IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, as a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today Placentia’s City Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with 5 Bars Communities.

Dania Beach CRA Issues RFQ for Real Estate Developer for Downtown City Center

DANIA BEACH, Fla., July 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) invites interested parties to participate in a public private partnership and submit qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of property known as the Dania Beach City Center. This 4.5-acre site is owned by the City of Dania Beach.

Pompano Beach Parking Garage Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Celebrates First Anniversary

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One year ago, South Floridians were introduced to one of the most stylish parking garages ever built. The Pompano Beach parking garage, designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, drew raves for its “wow” factor focal points including large Led-lit canvas sails that wrapped the exterior, a giant fish mural and a glass elevator.

Pompano Beach CRA and Urban Land Institute Symposium to Reveal Half Billion Investment Opportunity

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has partnered with the Urban Land Institute to host a unique symposium outlining the $500 million investment opportunity available for developers in the Pompano Beach Innovation District. Nationally recognized redevelopment experts and invested developers will provide comprehensive details about the last 24 acres of undeveloped parcels in Broward County with prime visibility from I-95.

Donald Eugene Lowe Ramps up his Presidential Campaign for 2020 as the Right Choice

SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four years ago, Donald Eugene Lowe launched his presidential campaign and ran for president in 2016. Today, he continues to be dismayed by the direction of the country and maintains his position that he is the right choice for president of the United States in 2020.

5 BARS to Develop Wireless Marketing Plan and Small Cell Program for City of Fresno, California

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, dba XG Communities, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the City of Fresno, California.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces City Vista Artist in Residence Program

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the heart of the developing downtown district.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases eNote from First eClosing Transaction in North Carolina

ADDISON, Texas, May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has purchased the eNote from North Carolina’s first eMortgage transaction. The transaction, which was completed entirely electronically on May 5, was a refinance for a property in Winston-Salem and was executed by Hickory-based North State Bank. Upon completion of the closing, Mid America was able to purchase the resulting eNote within one business day after receiving the final loan package.

Open Letter from City Leaders Calls for Prevailing Wages in State Housing Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today’s Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California’s eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opens with Dazzling Weekend of Events and Rave Reviews

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center opened Thursday, May 11 with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony featuring dancers whose costume unfurled to become the red ribbon cut by Mayor Lamar Fisher and an esteemed group of City, County and State leaders.

NJ Manufacturing Extension Program Summit Sparks Creation of Senate Manufacturing Caucus

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., May 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) congratulated President of the New Jersey Senate, Steve Sweeney, today on the formation of a Senate Manufacturing Caucus that will be charged with developing legislation and other programs to make New Jersey a more competitive environment for the Garden State’s 10,552 manufacturers.

The MAGLITE ML150LR LED Flashlight Rechargeable System – the Brightest, Farthest-Reaching Light We’ve Ever Introduced

ONTARIO, Calif., May 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument, Inc., the world leader in flashlight technology, will introduce its most powerful flashlight yet — the rechargeable ML150 LR(TM). Despite its mid-size (C-cell format) dimensions, the ML150LR(TM) generates a stunning 1,000 lumens and achieves a beam distance of over a quarter-mile. And thanks to multiple power settings and critical efficiency innovations, it can run for up to 75 hours on a single charge of its state-of-the-art Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Receives Three Full URAC Accreditations for Quality Standards

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today it earned full URAC accreditations for its Health Utilization Management and Case Management programs, and full reaccreditation for its Health Network. The accreditation standards establish key quality benchmarks for core business practices and managed care programs.

Southern Iowa Mayor Issues Life-Changing Challenge to His Community

OSCEOLA, Iowa, May 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — How often are you asked, “How far would you go for what you need?” Would you ever answer, “Across the entire state?” That’s exactly what Thomas Kedley, Mayor of Osceola in Southern Iowa, has challenged himself to do through Operation Recreation.

Famous Handguns of the World Collection in Miniature Now Available

ROME, Ga., May 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hampton & Weaver, a small firm in historic Rome, Georgia has begun producing a Collection of “Famous Handguns of the World” in one-quarter scale. These mini-replicas vary from 1 1/2-inches to 3 3/4-inches in length, are cast from zinc, electroplated with silver and an antiqued finish is applied to accentuate the features of each miniature. Every model is simply exquisite, with aesthetic detail ingrained into each creation.

City of Sacramento Deploys its First Small Cell Site, Working with 5 BARS

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Working with 5 BARS(R), a leading innovator in Small Cell, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi wireless services for intelligent infrastructure, the City of Sacramento has approved its first small cell test sites with two major wireless carriers.

Smokers’ Rights Group Objects to NYC Council Anti-Smoker Measures

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smokers’ right group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) was courteously extended a personal invitation by the office of the NYC Council to attend and provide testimony at the Health Committee hearing being held Thursday on a package of ten anti-smoker proposals. The invitation was initially accepted but now we decline.

The City of Pompano Beach Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art.”

CORRECTION: Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association Requests Riverside County Stop Issuing Kennel Permits

MURIETTA, Calif., April 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association (TECA) is requesting a call to action from Riverside County public officials to stop issuing kennel permits in Residential and Equine neighborhoods. It says that the existing ordinance needs to be updated to address specific property rights of surrounding residents and to introduce additional conditions to safeguard them from the negative impact these kennels present to these communities. (UPDATED)

Ferret Owners Hopeful as California Fish and Game Commission Consider Issuing Permits for Ferrets

LA MESA, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legalize Ferrets, a California organization that continues to advocate for ferret legalization in the state, has a watchful eye on The California Fish and Game Commission this month. Why? The commission is set to consider issuing permits for ferrets during its April 26, 2017 meeting in Van Nuys, Calif.

Culver City, California Becomes a Sanctuary City

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At its March 27, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Culver City adopted a Resolution to declare itself a sanctuary city. According to the Resolution, “The City of Culver City is a sanctuary city for all of its residents, and the City stands in solidarity with other sanctuary jurisdictions.”

Housing Advocates and Los Angeles Residents Call on Los Angeles City Council to Limit Short-Term Rentals in LA

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A growing alliance of affordable housing advocates, local neighborhood renters and homeowners, hotel employees and hotel representatives gathered today in front of Los Angeles City Hall to call on City officials to adopt smart regulations for short-term rentals, according to Keep Neighborhoods First.

Energy Optimizers, USA, receives AEP Most Savings Achieved in 2016 award

TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AEP Ohio has granted Energy Optimizers, USA, the Most Savings Achieved in 2016 award for the company’s outstanding performance and contributions to AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program to Hold First Annual State-of-the-State N.J. Manufacturing Event

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) announced today that it is holding the first annual N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing event to be attended by New Jersey’s leading manufacturing business executives and elected state officials. The N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing Event will be held in two locations: in Trenton on Wednesday, March 29 and then again in Florham Park on Friday, March 31, 2017.

RMA’s Redevelopment Strategies Spur $200 Million in North Miami Beach Land Sales

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) announced that their award-winning redevelopment strategies for North Miami Beach have spurred land sales of over $200 million, with an estimated $500 million in new construction now underway or approved. The firm was hired to reinvent the city to compete with other thriving municipalities.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) Heads to Capitol Hill on Annual Hill Day

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), the non-profit organization that provides resources and support to the state’s manufacturing companies, announced today that CEO John Kennedy and several of NJMEP’s manufacturing clients are headed to Capitol Hill on March 7 through 9, 2017 for Hill Day.

New Tech Advisory Board Helps Launch Career Academy Program in Rural Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy program in the rural town of Osceola, Iowa. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning the skills needed for trades available outside “traditional” secondary education tracks.

5 Bars to Develop Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless master plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces Resident Companies

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center’s resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming.

Free Land and Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost Development initiative in an effort to capitalize on the recent growth trends and development throughout south central Iowa.

Twelve Jurisdictions in Georgia, Louisiana Join Simplifile’s E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced the addition of eight Georgia counties and four Louisiana parishes to its e-recording network, the nation’s largest.

Former Military Officers Seek Greater Due Process for CA Bonus Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former military officers of the Washington D.C. law firm of Jordan Guydon sent letters today to U.S. Senator Boxer, other Congressional leaders, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army, urging the strengthening of due process for the California National Guard bonus recipients. The two are Darlye Jordan, managing partner of the firm and a former Army major who advised commanders during the Gulf War; and, Howard G. Cooley, of-counsel, and a retired Army colonel.

Washington Student Achievement Council Selects Regent Education to Automate its WASFA Process for DREAMers

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has selected Regent Education’s Electronic Application for State Financial Aid (e-ASFA) to automate its Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) process for all participating schools within the state of Washington. For students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status, the WASFA provides a chance to apply for state financial aid including: State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study and the Passport to College Promise Scholarship.

Ali Cultural Arts to Offer Audio Engineering Program Thanks to a Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ali Cultural Arts is proud to announce that they will be launching “Miss Masters: Audio Engineering at the Ali” in spring 2017. This hand-on training opportunity empowers girls for careers as audio engineers, music producers and DJs.

Donald Eugene Lowe Says He Could Still ‘Stop’ President-Elect Trump Based on Election Law Loopholes

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — No matter party affiliation, everyone can agree that this year’s elections were heart-pumping. And for Donald Eugene Lowe, it might have even been a bit more so. Why? To date, he says that he is the first person in history to become a President-Elect Alternate. It’s the law – a combination of many, in fact.

Napa Citizens Rally to Halt Walt Ranch Deforestation and Development Project!

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napa County citizens and Defenders of East Napa Watersheds will rally in front of the County Administration Building at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, Forests Forever announced today. This occasion is the first day of hearings on the appeal against the Walt Ranch project.

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Featured in IDA’s Top Issues Council Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Downtown Association recently released their first six Top Issues Council reports, which feature industry leaders who produced in-depth research briefs on top urban issues. Kim Briesemeister, principal of Redevelopment Management Associates, served on the Public-Private Partnerships Council.

Lesser Known Provision of Prop 64 (The Adult Use of Marijuana Act) Allows Expungement of Previous Marijuana Convictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In addition to legalizing adult possession of small amounts of marijuana and the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, the passage of Proposition 64 allows those convicted under the previous marijuana laws to return to court and have their conviction either completely expunged or reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, says says California Marijuana Attorney Richard Glen Boire, of RGB LAW GROUP.

Simplifile’s Nationwide E-recording Network Achieves Record 1,500 Participating Counties

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that it has added 23 new counties to its e-recording network and achieved an unprecedented 1,500 total e-recording jurisdictions.

World’s Biggest Participation Trophy for Trump’s Historic Campaign Run Dedicated in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nine-foot-tall trophy featuring a large gold and sienna head of Donald J. Trump on a gilded plinth is scheduled to be dedicated in Las Vegas next month before the election. The monumental statue, believed to be the World’s Largest Participation Trophy, in honor of Donald Trump’s presidential run, was sculpted by the commissioned artist Daniel Edwards. The dedication is scheduled for November 4 ,2016, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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.