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More than 100,000 Virginia entities get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's businesses and nonprofits took in between $9.5 billion to $18.2 billion through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Payroll Protection Program, new data released Monday shows. The government data said nearly 110,000 PPP loans were awarded in Virginia, with the vast...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

Jul. 6, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to weaken...

Thousands of Iowa companies get federal virus-related loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

About 6,000 Iowa businesses received loans of $150,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a government list released Monday. The list released by the Treasury Department included churches, manufacturers, car dealerships, farm-related organizations and hospitals. The largest loans,...

Port Miami navigates stormy seas in pandemic

Jul. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is roiling the seas at Port Miami. The Miami Herald reports that while some terminal construction has continued amid the pandemic, much of the $7 billion passenger cruise economy associated with PortMiami is drydocked, as is the $2 billion the industry generates at...

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Houdini-inspired sculpture reappears in Appleton

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The “Metamorphosis” sculpture that disappeared from Houdini Plaza a decade ago has reappeared at a plaza along the Fox River at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge. “I’m really pleased with the way this has turned out,” Alex Schultz, executive...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2018, file photo shows a sign along a highway to protests the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va. The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday, July 5, 2020, that they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project, citing delays and increasing cost uncertainty. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Jul. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation. Despite a victory last month at the United States Supreme Court over a critical...

Developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announce cancellation of multi-state natural gas project

Jul. 5, 2020 3:35 PM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announce cancellation of multi-state natural gas project.

New Mexico finally establishes alternative fuel corridors

Jul. 4, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have announced that the Federal Highway Administration has designated the state's first alternative fuel corridors. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the state’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said the federal agency designated New...

Virginia officials order US flag removed from building site

Jul. 4, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials in Virginia ordered the removal of a large American flag from a construction site ahead of the Fourth of July, calling it a potential target for people protesting racial injustice and police brutality. Dena Potter, spokeswoman for the state Department of General...

Roadway changes coming during bridge replecement project

Jul. 4, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials are warning the public of lane changes and road closures as part of a bridge replacement project in North Smithfield. The state Department of Transportation starting Friday, July 10, will install a lane split on Route 146 North and close...