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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.

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.

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.

Simplifile Signs On 22 Additional Counties in Midwest, West Coast Regions

PROVO, Utah, May 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents and counties, announced it added 22 additional county recording offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast to its e-recording platform. These new counties are located in Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

Feldmann Nagel Public Affairs, LLC Announces the Opening of Its Lobby Practice

DENVER, Colo., May 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Feldmann Nagel Public Affairs, LLC, (‘FNPA’) has announced the opening of its lobby practice. FNPA is independent from the law firm of Feldmann Nagel, LLC, and has experienced professionals to work at both the executive and legislative branches of government. David Nagel, an accomplished attorney and CPA, is at the helm of Feldmann Nagel Public Affairs, LLC.

Frustrated with Presidential Candidate Choices? Donald Eugene Lowe Offers Alternative

SAN ANGELO, Texas, May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — He’s an independent write-in, libertarian, republican conservative. He’s presidential candidate, Donald Eugene Lowe, and he’s announcing his run for president under the Republican Party with vice president, Shaun Reynard Richardson, by his side.

Simplifile Adds 16 County Recording Offices Across Southeast, Mid-Atlantic

PROVO, Utah, May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents and counties, announced it has installed its e-recording solution in 16 additional county recording offices across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Comments on ‘Textalyzer’ – Proposed Anti-Texting While Driving Software for Law Enforcement

BRADENTON, Fla., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite public awareness campaigns and new laws targeting texting while driving in many states, deaths and injuries related to distracted driving have continued to rise, says Attorney Bernard Walsh. Lawmakers are struggling to come up with viable solutions that address the problems law enforcement officers are facing when attempting to enforce texting-while-driving laws.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Launches Foundation to Fund Quality Care during Serious Illness

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic non-profit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties, and across the region.

EPIC Insurance’s David McNeil Appointed to California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David McNeil, a principal in the firm’s Inland Empire division, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (CAMWC-JPRIMA).

CCDC’s Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke County Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job creation throughout the state.

Highlights of The People’s Democratic Movement Public Meeting held in North Caicos

BOTTLE CREEK, North Caicos, April 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The People’s Democratic Movement started their tour around the Islands with a series of public meetings to promote their initiatives. North Caicos was the first island to receive the party and their supporters. The main topics covered on the meeting were crime, security, the 2016 budget and its failings, issues affecting the islands of North and Middle Caicos.

SAN FRANCISCO: Health Freedom Rally and CDC Truth March

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LearnTheRisk.org will host a Health Freedom Rally and March demanding truth and transparency from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the U.S. vaccine system and expose the real risks linked to vaccines. When: FRIDAY, April 22, 2016, 12-2 p.m.

Simplifile Q1 2016 Report Reveals Three Out of Four Transactions Eligible to be E-Recorded

PROVO, Utah, April 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today released quarterly figures summarizing the organization’s activities and achievements from January through March 2016.

Florida Justice Association Blocks Insurance Lobby Attacks On Consumer Rights

BRADENTON, Fla., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bradenton personal injury lawyer, and Florida Justice Association board member, Bernard F. Walsh took note of the successful effort by Florida Justice Association members to block extreme reduction in personal injury claim awards.

Vivica A. Fox to Host 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr, to host the DogonVillage 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed, ‘Celebrating the Black Vote,’ the soiree will be held Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia.

Committee Recommendation Would Place Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment under Management of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A search committee tasked with finding a replacement for the retired director of the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment will recommend that the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) assume management of the department. The recommendation will be made at the April 20 meeting of the City of Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission.

New Book ‘Reinventing Your City’ Reveals Strategies for Urban and Regional Planning

MIAMI, Fla., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown’s new book, ‘Reinventing Your City – Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around’ (ISBN: 978-0986086007), is the essential guide for every city and business leader striving to make their community a better place. Authored by the co-founders of Redevelopment Management Associates, their approach to helping cities grow has resulted in $1 billion in private sector investment.

Cultural Visionary Alyona Ushe Announces Focus on Pompano Beach Amphitheater and Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alyona Ushe, who helmed the critically acclaimed Arts Garage in Delray Beach for five years, has announced her resignation as President and CEO of the cultural venue in order to focus on managing and programming venues in Pompano Beach, including the amphitheater and the upcoming cultural center.

Auditions Closing April 2 for Active Duty, Veteran, Retiree Singers to Perform at Invictus Games on May 8

FT. BELVOIR, Va., March 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time is running out to audition for a special chorus being formed by the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO) to perform in the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 on May 8, 2016. The Games will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., and broadcast live on ESPN2.

Center for American Military Music Opportunities is Recipient of 2016 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant

FORT BELVOIR, Va., March 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, today announced that it has been selected to receive the annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant for 2016. The Grant, launched in 2000 by Neotrope, helps worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity’s good works.

City of Terre Haute, Indiana, Resumes Blight Elimination Program

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Terre Haute, Ind., and its program partner, the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, have approved 27 vacant/blighted residential properties for demolition through Round Two of Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP).

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Selected by International Downtown Association to Serve on the Public-Private Partnership Council

MIAMI, Fla., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected Kim Briesemeister, co-founder of RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, to serve on the Top Issues Council for Public-Private Partnerships. IDA is the premier association of urban place managers who are shaping and activating dynamic downtown districts, connecting all the stakeholders in a downtown area, and bridging the gap between the public and private sectors.

Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration Seeks Energetic Volunteers for 2016 Event

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration (DBASC) is seeking volunteers for the exciting fourth annual event from April 2 – 3, 2016. This two-day celebration, held in the heart of downtown Dania Beach in Frost Park at 300 NE 2nd Street, will feature numerous local and regional artists showcasing their unique creations. This year’s event is positioned to be even bigger and better than the previous three years with the addition of a National Headliner Act provided by The Casino at Dania Beach: Survivor.

Toledo Celebrates Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Ohio cities – including Toledo ranking fourth – were reported by the Economic Innovation Group as being among the country’s most distressed communities. In an effort to provide a catalyst for change Residential Renovations launched the official ‘Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day’ at their Toledo, Ohio showroom on Saturday February 27 with an Official Proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.

Smart City and Mobile Augmented Reality Pioneer Civic Resource Group Secures Major Investor Backing

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group (CRG), a data, mobile and Augmented Reality pioneer in the burgeoning Smart City market, has secured financial support and backing from a group of international investors led by Atlantic Bridge (ABVEN) out of Silicon Valley, London, and Dublin, and Globalive Capital out of Toronto, it was announced by Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of CRG.

RMA Rises to the Challenge of Sea Level Change

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the most urgent issues South Florida’s municipal leaders must tackle is sea level rise. Faced with inevitable flooding problems, leaders from around the state recently converged in Key West to discuss the coastal crisis. RMA, which is currently planning and redeveloping several cities along the coast, sent their Director of Urban Design and Planning, Natasha Alfonso, to the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit to help their clients stay ahead of the challenge.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Opens a New Operations Center in Jefferson Parish to Administer the Veterans Choice Program

HARAHAN, La., Jan. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriWest Healthcare Alliance welcomed employees to the company’s New Operations Center in Harahan, La. on Monday. TriWest serves the community health care needs of America’s veterans, alongside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in administering the Veterans Choice Program.

Reagan Economist Dr. Arthur Laffer Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Del Beccaro’s Flat Tax

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tom Del Beccaro, former Chairman of the California Republican Party and U.S. Senate candidate, today announced Dr. Arthur Laffer’s endorsement of Del Beccaro’s nationwide and California flat tax.

Crime Scene Clean Up Parent Company Announces Acquisition of 3 BioHazard Firms

PATCHOGUE, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prestige Worldwide Group, parent company of CrimeSceneCleanup.com, announced today that it has acquired KRI Crime Scene Cleanup of Texas, Crime Scene Inc. of Maryland and Crime Scene Clean LLC of Texas, three of the largest biohazard firms in the U.S. This deal marks one of the largest of its kind in the crime scene cleanup industry and now makes Crime Scene Clean Up the leading firm in the business. They now offer services from New York to California and from Texas to Michigan.