• City Gives Final Approval to Bucks Arena Plans

    by Tom Daykin May 2016

    The detailed designs for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, its parking structure and the team's training facility received final city approval Tuesday, setting the stage for a June construction start.

  • City, Y Enter Negotiations Amid Parks and Rec Dispute

    by Will Garbe May 2016

    The YMCA of Greater Dayton's top executive says the organization would likely have to cut services if Huber Heights city council pulls out of its contract designating the nonprofit as the city's parks and recreation department.

  • $203M in Bond Sales Approved for Bucks Arena

    by Tom Daykin May 2016

    With the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena's design facing final city approval next week, the main means of paying for the public portion of that project took a big step forward Friday. The Wisconsin Center District board approved three public bond sales, which are to occur in June, that will raise $203 million to help pay for the $524 million project. The remaining $47 million of the $250 million in public costs will come from bonds sold by the City of Milwaukee.

  • Committee OKs Bucks Arena, Council to Vote Next Week

    by Tom Daykin May 2016

    The detailed design plans for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, parking structure and training facility are heading to final city approval after being endorsed Tuesday by a Common Council committee.

  • Board Approves $18.3M Ice Rink Facility Plan

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff May 2016

    The Worcester Planning Board Wednesday night unanimously approved plans for the $18.3 million project, which will include construction of two full-size hockey rinks, locker rooms and about 38,000 square feet of retail space.

  • Voters Reject $15M for Parks and Rec Projects

    by Natalie Daher May 2016

    The council announced an all-or-nothing referendum in March to meet rising enrollments for youth sports. If it had passed, the bond sale would have raised property taxes for the average homeowner —with a property value of $238,250 — by $99.

  • $150M Referendum for Athletic Complex Heads to Vote

    by Erin Adler May 2016

    On May 24, the Prior Lake-Savage school district will ask voters to approve a $150 million referendum question — the largest tax request in district history — to accommodate the district's growing enrollment. Passing the proposal would approve a $129 million bond for a new elementary school and alternative learning center; additions to every school, including 89 new classrooms; and a $15 million athletic complex including six gyms. A technology levy, at $2.125 million annually over 10 years, would maintain and expand the district's devices, software, hardware and security systems, freeing up operating budget money to run the schools.

  • Council Approves 10-Year Deal for Minor League Hockey

    by Becky Pallack May 2016

    The Tucson City Council unanimously approved an agreement making the downtown Convention Center arena the new home ice of the Arizona Coyotes minor league hockey team. The 10-year agreement protects the city's interests, protects taxpayers and spurs sports tourism, city officials said.

  • Court: School Ignored Signs Before Player's Death

    by Kip Hill, (509) 459-5429 May 2016

    Andrew Swank died Sept. 27, 2009, two days after vomiting and collapsing near the end of the second quarter in a game Valley Christian School played against Washtucna.

  • Concussion Suits vs. NCAA Seek Class-Action Status

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports May 2016

    Lawyers representing former college football players who say they are suffering from the effects of concussions filed six separate lawsuits in federal courts around the country Tuesday against the NCAA and various schools and conferences.