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Vice President Pence planning Detroit, Indianapolis trips

Aug. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be heading to the Midwest in the coming weeks, with speeches planned in Detroit and Indianapolis. The Detroit Economic Club says Pence will speak to the organization Monday at the MotorCity Casino Hotel during an event rescheduled from earlier this month....

Town looking at old motel for new fire and police facility

Aug. 14, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is considering housing both its fire and police departments at the site of a former motel. The Caledonian Record reports that the St. Johnsbury select board discussed Monday the possibility of putting the two departments under one roof at the former location of the...

Layoffs to hit Rhode Island casino after Encore opening

Aug. 14, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Twin River Casino in Rhode Island says it is feeling the competitive bite from a new resort casino in Massachusetts. Twin River said Tuesday it could be forced lay off up to 30 table game supervisors to reflect the loss in business. The casino in Lincoln says revenue from table games...

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

Aug. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For more than two decades, Ken White worked at a credit card processor. It was a good job, but it fell victim to the Great Recession. Today, at 56, White does similar work managing technology projects for a regional bank. And yet everything feels different. He is a contractor for a...

Hotel mistaken for store with anti-immigrant signs

Aug. 10, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) — The manager of a southern New Mexico hotel says it's being wrongly identified as a convenience store that shares a similar name and has posted signs against immigrants and former President Barack Obama. The Alamogordo Daily News reports Mayhill Cafe & Hotel manager Tammy Varbel...

Free family lodging being built near Omaha VA hospital

Aug. 6, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Construction has begun on a lodging facility for families of sick or injured Nebraska and western Iowa veterans being treated at the veterans hospital in Omaha. The $8 million Fisher House will include 16 hotel-style suites at a site near the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical...

Ground broken for $350M casino resort in Arkansas

Aug. 5, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Quapaw Nation has broken ground on a $350 million casino resort expected to open in Arkansas next year. The Downstream Development Authority of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Nation on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony with local and state officials for the Saracen Casino Resort...

Mississippi Coast Coliseum closer to having hotel

Aug. 5, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center could have a hotel operating on its Biloxi beachfront property as early as the fall of 2021. Mississippi news outlets report that the Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a 99-year lease between the Coliseum...

Rubber, art, music: A transformation in Eau Claire

Aug. 3, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — There was uncertainty, anger and sadness when Nathan Berg's parents both lost their jobs at the massive tire plant along the Eau Claire River. They weren't alone. When the announcement from Uniroyal-Goodrich came down in early 1991 that the 1.9 million-square-foot plant would be...

Hawaii tourism industry fears negative impact of rental law

Aug. 2, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — New short-term rental rules could impact Hawaii's tourism industry by decreasing the amount of lodging for potential visitors, officials said. More restrictive rental rules on Oahu were scheduled to take effect Thursday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. Honolulu City Council...