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Colorado's Mount Evans Highway to remain closed for summer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials say Mount Evans Highway in Colorado will remain closed to vehicles for the summer as a result of health and safety concerns and economic difficulties related to the coronavirus. KCNC-TV reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and Denver...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute gets OK to build new dorm

Jun. 4, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A private Massachusetts university has received city approval to build a four-story dormitory that will house 384 students. The Worcester Planning Board voted to allow Worcester Polytechnic Institute to remove a section of street and build at the site of an existing dorm complex...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 3, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ June 2 The Herald-Dispatch on following up recent protests with political action: Tri-State residents conducted a peaceful protest in Huntington this past weekend to register their demands for justice following events in Minneapolis. May 30's “Walk,...

Judge invalidates proposed land swap for Alaska refuge road

Jun. 2, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has vacated a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, finding procedural violations. U.S. District Court Senior Judge John Sedwick in a ruling Monday said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt failed to provide adequate...

Delaware governor pares back budget proposal

Jun. 2, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is paring back his proposed budget for next year after his coronavirus restrictions on economic activity in Delaware led to sharp drops in revenue estimates, unprecedented unemployment filings and shuttered businesses. Carney’s budget director told a...

Two workers inspect the damage to a sporting goods store, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla., after the establishment was looted and burned by protesters during a demonstration Saturday night. Several counties across Florida issued curfews to curb large crowds gathering to protest the killings of black people by police. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

Jun. 1, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Fort Lauderdale police suspended an officer after video showed he pushed a kneeling black woman to the ground during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, escalating a clash where bottles were thrown and tear gas was fired. Also in Fort Lauderdale, the state...

UMaine gets $5M toward transportation durability projects

May. 31, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving the University of Maine more than $5 million toward a center that will work on more durable transportation infrastructure. The money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help the University of Maine Transportation Infrastructure Durability...

Arizona history May 31--June 6

May. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

Sunday, May 31 On this date in 1910, the Maricopa Reservation was quarantined because of an outbreak of whooping cough and measles. On this date in 1923, Pipe Spring, a Mormon settlement, fort and site of the first telegraph station in Arizona territory, was made a national monument. On this date in 1929, Lady...

Burlington pondering new street to reach lake

May. 26, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is considering construction of a new street to help carry traffic to the Lake Champlain waterfront. WCAX-TV reports the Department of Public Works is considering nine different alternatives for the Railroad Enterprise Project, which carries an estimated price...

COVID-19 meant less driving in SC and less gas tax collected

May. 25, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Traffic is South Carolina is down significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, cutting the amount of money the state road agency takes in by $78 million, officials said. When the COVID-19 shutdown started in March, traffic in South Carolina dropped 25% compared to March 2019,...