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  • Change in relations with Cubans resonates in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Fewer than 900 Cubans live in Colorado Springs, according to census data, but news of the country's improved relations with the United States resonated more than 2,000 miles away from the island nation. Raidel Moreno Armas, a 19-year-old Colorado College sophomore, was born in Cuba...

  • Georgia Aquarium has new executive VP and COO

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the selection of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer. The aquarium said in a news release Wednesday that Mark Schafer is stepping into the role effective immediately. He has served as chief financial...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport in October jumped from a year ago by the biggest percentage in nearly seven years as a marketing campaign aimed at leisure and business travelers in Houston, Seattle and Illinois paid big dividends. Passenger traffic for the month was...

  • Now that Detroit museum has been saved, go see it

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — In the end, what saved Detroit's art museum from being sold off painting by painting was a legal pad covered in doodles. The Detroit Institute of Arts has been owned by the city since 1919, when Detroit was "rolling in dough," as museum director Graham Beal put it. But...

  • Major I-25 on ramp in Colorado Springs will close for much of Thursday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The North Academy Boulevard on ramp to northbound Interstate 25 will be closed Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for curb and gutter replacement, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. Drivers will need to use alternate routes to get to Interstate 25. A suggested route from...

  • Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Wednesday that the record number of visitors had been...

  • Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    A New York board has recommended three sites for upstate casinos but rejected 13 others. Here's a look at the proposals: ___ RECOMMENDED: — CATSKILLS AND MID-HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: Montreign Resort Casino, Sullivan County. By Empire Resorts. Investment: $1.1 billion or less. Location:...

  • Doctors: Man in train stabbing suffered delusions

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Documents show that a Michigan man charged with stabbing four people aboard an Amtrak train had delusions at one time and spent time in jail for attacking a girlfriend, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Michael D. Williams' family also had petitioned a Saginaw...

  • Cuban-American lawmakers oppose renewing relations

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez called the release of an American aid worker, which preceded...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Dec. 15 The Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, on Hoover facing challenge in House: The Kentucky Republican Party failed miserably in achieving its top legislative goal for the 2014 General Election. Not only did the GOP fail to achieve...

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