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8/22/2017

Officials in Shanghai have halted a program offering baby-stroller rentals in a local park under rules aimed at curbing bike-share programs.

8/22/2017

Covington, Ohio, is welcoming new city manager David Johnston, who took the reins Monday. Johnston most recently worked as the city manager of a Seattle suburb.

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WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
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8/22/2017

The refurbished and expanded Moorhead Recreation Center in Aurora, Colo., includes a gym with three courts, an indoor aquatic center and water slide, a fitness center and new locker rooms. The city is also building another recreation center.

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The Denver Post
8/22/2017

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department in Alaska has been adding low-cost community programming throughout the year. Summer programs this year included day camps, ice cream socials and trail challenges, and winter programs have included triathlons.

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8/22/2017

The National Recreation and Park Association aims to help people suffering from arthritis through its Healthy Aging in Parks initiative. The program includes evidence-based physical activity and looks to increase awareness of such offerings.

8/22/2017

California state parks provide recreational opportunities and help preserve habitat, but as recreational use grows and climate change takes its toll, it's time to figure out how to protect the land, writes Betsy Herbert, board member of Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council.

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8/22/2017

Winter Park, Fla., officials have approved the purchase of 55 acres of wetlands for preservation. After cleaning out invasive species and bringing back native plants, the city wants to create a park that would include trails and a canoe and kayak launch.

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8/22/2017

A lawsuit involving renovations at a sports facility in Lodi, Calif., highlights how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to public facilities, particularly those constructed before 1990 that are being renovated.

8/22/2017

The Surland Cos. has received city council approval to build a $41.5 million aquatic center in Tracy, Calif. The plans accepted by the council include indoor and outdoor pools, several water slides, a lazy river, a raft ride and an inflatable adventure course.

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Tracy Press (Calif.)
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8/22/2017

Verizon Communications plans to launch a nationwide core first-responder network. Though the network will compete with AT&T's FirstNet, Verizon said it sees its network as potentially supporting FirstNet and plans to make it interoperable with radio access networks running on FirstNet.

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