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Barnes paid no income tax, was on BadgerCare in 2018

Sep. 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes paid no income tax in 2018 and was on BadgerCare while he was unemployed and running for lieutenant governor. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that he didn't file a state or federal income tax...

Surfside land swap for Florida condo collapse site rejected

Sep. 15, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in Surfside, Florida, have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront to the eventual buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial to the 98 victims could be built there. The decision followed an emotional meeting...

Survey: Rental prices up, vacancy rates down in Alaska

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rental rates across Alaska have risen during the pandemic, and it's more difficult to find an apartment, a new study indicates. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development survey shows a median adjusted rent for all unit types in...

Complaints mount against Mobile Home University's tactics

Sep. 12, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Growing up in rural Michigan, Dawn Ketcham didn’t think much of mobile home parks and the people who lived there. “I thought they were trailer trash,” she said. Then Ketcham moved into the Central Manufactured Home...

Museum showcases JFK's favored Waldorf Astoria rocking chair

Sep. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Museum on Cape Cod is showcasing a rocking chair from the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York favored by the late president. The museum in Hyannis, where the Kennedy's famous summer compound is located, opened an exhibit on the...

Massie hooked on Colorado, Broncos glad they landed the vet

Sep. 10, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — What first hooked new Denver Broncos right tackle Bobby Massie on Colorado was the hiking and fishing. He and his wife, Angie, bought a home in Castle Rock a year ago as he was entering the second season of his four-year deal with the Chicago...

In a hot market, companies compete with would-be homeowners

Sep. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soaring home prices and rents are fueling real estate companies’ appetite for houses, adding unwelcome competition for many would-be homebuyers. Residential real estate bought by companies or institutions hit an all-time high of 67,943 properties in...

23 homes on the Navajo Nation finally getting electricity

Sep. 05, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

TONALEA, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal President Jonathan Nez has finalized a subgrant agreement between the Navajo Nation and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to extend power lines to homes in the community of Tonalea, providing long-awaited electricity to at least 23 families. ...

Virginia man finds path out of foster care, to homeownership

Sep. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In late summer, the ravine is overgrown with kudzu and other greenery, but come winter, Tiler McFadden knows he’ll have a view of the river, a sweeping vista visible off the front porch of his newly purchased home. When McFadden entered foster...

150th anniversary of freed slave buying home marked in Md.

Sep. 04, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Descendants of Jane Gates and local officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the life of the former slave who purchased a home on Greene Street in 1871. Last week, both the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland and the Allegany County Board of...