When Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz greeted President Donald Trump on the tarmac of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport’s Air Reserve Station Monday, he had two goals: Welcome the nation’s chief executive to Minnesota, as is customary for any state’s chief executive. Press him for federal disaster relief funds for much of the state, as the tolls from storms and flooding continues to rise. Two days earlier, Walz had been in Austin, meeting with National Guard officials and leaders from southern Minnesota, which, like much of the state, has been hit with various combinations of flooding and storm damage this spring. It’s been bad; officials say recovery costs will outstrip the usual go-to funding sources. “Their message to me was, ‘If you get a chance with the president, stress how important it is that we get this disaster relief,’ and that’s exactly what I did,” Walz said Tuesday. He had already sent a customary letter to Trump … [Read more...] about Tim Walz had 20 minutes with Donald Trump on Air Force One. Why he talked about only disaster relief (and Notre Dame fire).
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VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu welcomes Deputy President of the Red Cross Society of China Wang Haijing in Hà Nội on March 26. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) and the Red Cross Society of China were committed to continue working together on humanitarian activities, officials said at a meeting between VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu and Deputy President of the Red Cross Society of China Wang Haijing in Hà Nội on Tuesday. Thu said Việt Nam wanted to learn from the Red Cross Society of China’s experience in co-ordinating humanitarian aid and building safe communities to minimise risks caused by natural disasters and improve the capacity of VNRC staff. “Việt Nam has a plan to build 10 safe communities in areas prone to natural disasters in northern border provinces,” said Thu. Deputy President Wang Haijing … [Read more...] about Việt Nam and China continue work on humanitarian activities
Candice Williams The Detroit News Published 5:02 PM EDT Mar 21, 2019 Detroit — A luxury boutique hotel and condos are planned for Midtown as part of a $310 million mixed-use development. The Mid, a development to sit on nearly 3.8 acres at 3750 Woodward Ave, was announced Thursday by 3750 Woodward Avenue LLC. When it opens in December 2020, The Mid will include multi-family, luxury, co-living and affordable housing, developers said. There will also be space for retail, parking and public areas for residents and visitors. The development will sit across Woodward from Orchestra Hall and just north of Whole Foods. The vacant land there formerly was the location of the Wayne State University Physicians Group. The announcement comes at a time when occupancy rates are at about 98 percent in the Midtown neighborhood. The Mid will have 250 multi-family residences, 60 high-end luxury condos and a few hundred co-living units, developers said. The … [Read more...] about $310M luxury hotel, housing and retail project planned for Midtown
David Eggert, Associated Press Updated 4:35 pm PST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019 photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The top Republican lawmaker is strongly criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to raise taxes on some businesses while providing relief to retirees and low-income workers. Shirkey said Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that "taking actions like that would be doubling down on stupid." The Democratic governor outlined the tax overhaul in her budget Tuesday. It's an attempt to reverse parts of a tax rewrite enacted by her Republican predecessor. less FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019 photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The top Republican lawmaker is ... more … [Read more...] about Senate leader trashes Whitmer’s ‘stupid’ business tax plan
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