Works Progress Administration

Type: Organization
Name: Works Progress Administration
First reported 38 mins ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 1 reports

Failing to repair roads will lead us nowhere

A recent story by Meredeith Colias of the Rapid City Journal – one you might have seen posted on our tristateneighbor.com website – said that 21 percent of South Dakota’s rural bridges are considered “structurally deficient,” meaning they are in need ... [Published Tri-State Neighbour - 38 mins ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: State Fair building

A plan to tear down a historic State Fair building in Phoenix faced a storm of protest once it became public. Perhaps there is a way to save the Civic Building, but there also should be a limit on the cost.The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board voted ... [Published TriValleyCentral.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Virtuosic Folk Trio Nickel Creek Reunites

at 11:00 AM With Guest Host  John Harwood .After a 7-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We’ll hear from them and their latest album, “A Dotted Line.”Nickel Creek (Photo: Brantley Gutierrez)GuestsSara Watkins ,  singer and ... [Published WBUR On Point - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Demolition of 1938 building now on hold

The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board voted this week to put the brakes on plans to demolish a 1938 building on the fair grounds near 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.The Arizona Republic reports the board voted on the reprieve for the building, known ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Historic building on Fairgrounds will stay

PHOENIX (CBS5) -A historic building constructed during the Great Depression will not be demolished, at least for the time being.The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board unanimously agreed to shelve all plans for the demolition of the Works Progress ... [Published KPHO Phoenix - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Q&A: History Buffs Fight to Save 1930s Building on State Fairgrounds

WPA Administration Building | Courtesy of Will Novak, Phoenix Historic Neighborhood CoalitionAs you might have heard last week , plans to demolish a 1930s-era building at the Arizona State Fairgrounds are on hold after preservation activists intervened ... [Published Arizona Highways - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

How Higher Education Can Prepare the Volunteer Generation

Earlier this week I walked the Laurel Falls Trail in majestic Great Smoky Mountains with my wife and children. In awe of the landscape and enamored with the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project , I contemplated the future of national service in America. ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE: Historic pavilion in Duluth's Lincoln Park damaged by arson

The Duluth Fire Department reported that crews were called to the park just after midnight on a report of a portable toilet on fire. Soon after, the call was upgraded on reports that the fire was spreading to the roof of the adjacent stone pavilion.Crews ... [Published Duluth News Tribune - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 2 reports

County fair to exhibit Olmsted history

July 19 --This year's Olmsted County Fair will be offering not only fried dough and parades of livestock, but also a look into the past.The fair, which starts Monday and runs through Sunday, will highlight historical exhibits that showcase the role the ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

John David: Job training is good, but not all workers' need

Recently, the federal West Virginia delegation announced a sizeable Dislocated Worker National Reserve Technical Assistance and Training grant to Workforce WV. On the positive side, this is welcome news for an economy in transition. West Virginians need ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 3 reports

Northern Minnesota zoo celebrates pavilion rehab

DULUTH, Minn. — A 90-year-old zoo in northern Minnesota has restored a historic pavilion built in the 1930s.Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo celebrated the renovation Wednesday with local leaders and community members. A desert tortoise and an 11-foot boa were ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Recovery more complex than one man

Regarding the letter, “Accurate history is instructive” The writer is wrong to say that Roosevelt ended the Great Depression in 1940. It is true that some of the “New Deal” programs helped many thousands of people with make-work projects, such as the ... [Published HeraldNet - Jul 07 2014]

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"That's where we are," said Baker. "The pool was put in in the 1930s and these were the original filters, so we got our money's worth out of those. (With this repair) we are going to have a brand new system."
"We don't have the money to put towards this building" said Kristi Walsh, the Assistant Executive Director of the Arizona State Fair
Find out more information about the event at the Cyclorama this evening, July 22,  "Black Dispatches: Freedom Under Foot Featuring Germaine Ingram with Diane Monroe."
"Whether it was on the diver-end of a presentation or just cleaning the acrylic window by the dim light of the observation room exit sign on Thursday nights, I had the greatest volunteer job ever" explained Conn. He would miss it dearly as he said goodbye to California and moved to northwest Ohio

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Failing to repair roads will lead us nowhere [Published Tri-State Neighbour - 38 mins ago]
Rec committee discusses future of Okeena Pool [Published State Gazette - 5 hours ago]
Save Seeds, Save the Past [Published Kentucky Monthly - 16 hours ago]
Library of Congress to house HistoryMakers inte... [Published Chicago Crusader - 23 hours ago]
Editorial: State Fair building [Published TriValleyCentral.com - Jul 24 2014]
Virtuosic Folk Trio Nickel Creek Reunites [Published WBUR On Point - Jul 24 2014]
Don't underestimate invasive plants [Published BlueRidgeNow.com - Jul 24 2014]
Demolition of 1938 building now on hold [Published Business First of Buffalo - Jul 23 2014]
PASSINGS: Lionel Ferbos, Vic Atiyeh, John Fasano [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 23 2014]
Historic building on Fairgrounds will stay [Published KPHO Phoenix - Jul 23 2014]
Buckhorn budget includes money to restore Cusca... [Published Tampa Tribune - Jul 22 2014]
Q&A: History Buffs Fight to Save 1930s Building... [Published Arizona Highways - Jul 22 2014]
Eight Things You May Not Know About Atlanta's C... [Published WABE - Jul 22 2014]
The Toledo Zoo Recruits Volunteer Divers for th... [Published Crawford Financial Planning - Jul 22 2014]
Authorities: Levee system in good shape but nee... [Published Citizens Voice - Jul 22 2014]
Tampa to budget money in 2015 and 2016 to fix t... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 21 2014]
News Briefs: Minnesota woman accused of taking ... [Published Echo Press - Jul 21 2014]
How Higher Education Can Prepare the Volunteer ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 21 2014]
Don't raze this bit of architectural history [Published AZCentral.com - Jul 21 2014]
A Turkey Days hike through ‘historic Frazee’ [Published DL-Online - Jul 21 2014]
Ohio boasts some top-notch zoos [Published Zanesville Times Recorder - Jul 20 2014]
Lionel Ferbos, famed New Orleans jazz trumpeter... [Published Mississippi Press - Jul 19 2014]
UPDATE: Historic pavilion in Duluth's Lincoln P... [Published Duluth News Tribune - Jul 19 2014]
County fair to exhibit Olmsted history [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 19 2014]
Historic pavilion in Duluth's Lincoln Park dama... [Published Duluth News Tribune - Jul 19 2014]
County fair to exhibit Olmsted history [Published Rochester Post Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
John David: Job training is good, but not all w... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
Ukiah to keep trying for post office mural [Published Willits News - Jul 19 2014]
Gilstrap remembers life in 'hills of Kentucky' [Published Corydon Democrat - Jul 18 2014]
The Fix: Do you work in government? Have you vi... [Published Washington Post - Jul 17 2014]
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Obama official used office to illegally raise m... [Published RedState Blog - Jul 16 2014]
The legacy of the Obama administration will be that it managed to corrupt virtually every institution within the US government and it did so in a remarkably short period of time. If there is a silver lining to this cloud of stench it is that he ...
Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Paul Mazursky Dies [Published TIME.com - Jul 02 2014]
(LOS ANGELES) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest ...
Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Mazursky Dies [Published TIME.com - Jul 01 2014]
LOS ANGELES — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday ...
When Photographing Is Forbidden: Making Portrai... [Published BAGnewsNotes - Jun 18 2014]
The life of a photography project can begin or end at any time, without warning. Photographers pretend to have control over its lifespan, but it’s the pictures that are in charge. They tell us what to do, and we carry it out as best we can, for ...
In Reinvention, TVA Wrestles with Uncertainty [Published Pike Research - May 09 2014]
This week’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment  – which demonstrates that the effects of climate change today are much more widespread, pervasive, and destructive than previously understood – and the decision by Stanford University to ...
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