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Inslee settles lawsuit over building council appointments

May. 28, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointments to an obscure regulatory panel have cost Washington state $70,000 in a public records lawsuit settlement — and forced the governor to name new appointees. The dispute centered on Inslee’s handling of appointments to the...

Caterpillar sales surge in first quarter, but so do costs

Apr. 28, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

Caterpillar's first-quarter sales climbed on strong demand for construction equipment despite supply chain challenges that continue to plague businesses ranging from car and phone makers to grocery stores. And the Deerfield, Illinois, manufacturer is not immune to surging inflation...

Homebuyers stymied by fewer homes, high prices, rising rates

Apr. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly after moving to South Florida for a new job with the U.S. military, Shannon Kaufman and his wife, Wendy, signed up for a whole other mission: buying a home. For months, they scoured listings, strategizing late into the night on which homes to target and...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 04, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 1, 2022. Editorial: March tornadoes raise questions about building standards Central Texans received another cruel reminder of the devastating power of tornadoes this week with news that last month’s twister in Round Rock caused $32...

Accessory dwellings get another look in tight housing market

Mar. 24, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

Amid a persistent housing crunch in many parts of the country, some people are finding a solution in Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, also know as granny flats, in-law units or backyard bungalows. These small homes — separate from the main house — tend to be low-impact and...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 24, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. March 18, 2022. Editorial: Future looks bright for the entire region With inflation at its highest point in 40 years, the economy is in transition, with some areas doing much better than others. It appears that Kingsport is in the “doing much...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EST

Johnson City Press. March 2, 2022. Editorial: Get passenger rail on track in Tennessee Lawmakers should get a bill under consideration in Nashville this week chugging along toward a high-speed passage. The proposed bill would task the Tennessee Advisory...