Hillary Clinton: Trump budget shows “unimaginable” cruelty

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s budget shows an “unimaginable level of cruelty” for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who recently declared herself part of the Trump resistance, lashed out at the Republican president’s spending plan in aggressive terms after being honored in New York City by the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps provide health care to poor and homeless children. “This administration and Republicans in Congress are mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women and seniors,” Clinton charged. She said the budget, which was released earlier in the day, “shows… Read More

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County unveils communication system ‘critical’ to homelessness plan

SALT LAKE CITY — A detailed breakdown of how Salt Lake County officials plan to implement a “critical” communication strategy among service providers for people experiencing homelessness was released for the first time Tuesday. The plan from the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office to overhaul how the homeless delivery system works was laid out for the County Council. In addition to building three new homeless resource centers, the plan calls for redesigning the system’s responsiveness from the inside out. “Understandably, people are so focused on the homeless resource centers, and that’s not really what’s going to change the system,” Alyson Heyrend, spokeswoman for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, told… Read More

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Pemberton Music Festival: Who was in charge when it fell apart?

Court documents and company registries shed new light on a U.S. production company’s involvement in the Pemberton Music Festival’s demise. Huka Entertainment, based in New Orleans, has been lauded for producing massive music festivals in unique locations with a boutique feel. But last Thursday its reputation came under fire when Pemberton Music Festival LP and 1115666 B.C. Ltd filed for bankruptcy and the popular July event was cancelled. Up until a month before the cancellation, Twisted Tree Circus GP, incorporated in November 2013, controlled Pemberton Music Festival LP. Twisted Tree Circus’ two directors were Evan Harrison and Abel Joseph (A.J) Niland, according to B.C. Registry Services documents. They are also… Read More

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Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

By Tom McElroy, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. “We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed — plus interest — as quickly as possible,” Uber executive Rachel Holt said in a statement. “We are working hard to regain driver trust, and that means being transparent, sticking to our word, and making the Uber experience better from end to end.” The ride-hailing company said each affected driver would get a refund of about $900, which includes interest. Uber did not give an exact figure… Read More

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Wholesale sales show modest, but convincing recovery in Alberta

A modest, but convincing, economic recovery has caused wholesale sales in Alberta to achieve their sixth consecutive quarter-over-quarter increase. New data from Statistics Canada show Alberta’s wholesale sales increased 1.5 per cent to $6.4 billion for the first quarter of 2017. The figures come from the latest Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, which estimates monthly sales and inventory levels for Canadian wholesale merchants. The survey is a key indicator of the health of the Canadian economy and business market performance. Nationally, wholesale sales increased 3.6 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2016 — the highest quarterly change since the second quarter of 2008. They also exceeded $60 billion for the… Read More

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