City Councilors have given a green light for a loan that helps the downtown area to market itself. Bob Stroh (pictured) and other members of the Downtown Business Association will spend $55,000 on a consultant. Stroh says the goal is to make the downtown business district more competitive with local shopping centers.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.