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Missouri House backs landowners fighting wind energy line

Apr. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could effectively block one of the nation's largest wind energy projects by prohibiting its developers from using eminent domain to run a high-voltage power line across the Midwest. The House vote targets a $2.3 billion project...

Missouri bill would bar condemnation for wind energy line

Apr. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just weeks after winning a key regulatory approval, one the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the proposed high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of uncooperative landowners. A...

The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O'Rourke

Mar. 29, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — "1659." Thirty-two-year-old Beto O'Rourke didn't know what the text arriving to his flip phone meant. But he knew it was from the woman he'd taken to Mexico on a blind date three days earlier, and he figured it was a good sign. It was December 2004, and O'Rourke and Amy Sanders had...

The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O'Rourke

Mar. 29, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — "1659." Thirty-two-year-old Beto O'Rourke didn't know what the text arriving to his flip phone meant. But he knew it was from the woman he'd taken to Mexico on a blind date three days earlier, and he figured it was a good sign. It was December 2004, and O'Rourke and Amy Sanders had...

Owner: City is trying to take racetrack by eminent domain

Mar. 28, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for the Pimlico Race Course owners say the city of Baltimore is trying to gain control of the racetrack and the signature Preakness Stakes race through eminent domain. The Stronach Group attorneys say there's no "good ground" supporting the lawsuit filed last week by Mayor...

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler cutting jobs at Illinois plant

Feb. 26, 2019 6:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Fiat Chrysler's plan to expand in Michigan (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Fiat Chrysler says it's cutting about 1,400 jobs at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, that makes Jeep Cherokees — a move the automaker says is unrelated to a major investment in the Detroit area that...