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Bay City's Liberty Bridge not expected to open by July 4

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span. The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday. “Our goal was...

Popular state trail reopened following years of repairs

May. 16, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail in western Wisconsin officially reopened over the weekend following several years of flood-related repairs. Summer flood damage in 2018 closed the 32-mile-long trail which had about 60,000 visitors a year. The state...

Tunnel contractor pokes through Virginia Capitol ceiling

May. 09, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A contractor working on a $25 million tunnel that will connect Virginia's Capitol to a nearby legislative office building “inadvertently” poked through the ceiling of a subterranean Capitol extension earlier this year, causing debris to fall into the visitors center...

Live updates l TASS: more than 1M Ukrainians taken to Russia

May. 03, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

More than 1 million people, including nearly 200,000 children, have been taken from Ukraine to Russia in the past two months, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, according to the state-owned news agency TASS. Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev said those included 11,550...

Russians repair bridge blown up near Ukraine in 'sabotage'

May. 02, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

Teams of workers strove Monday to repair a bridge in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine that was damaged in what a local governor described as an act of sabotage. The regional administration said it expects the repair work will be completed Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. April 21, 2022. Editorial: With recreational marijuana now legal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania should follow Rather than watch potential jobs and tax revenue migrate across the Delaware bridges, Pennsylvania should start its own...

Biden pushes infrastructure plans in visit to New Hampshire

Apr. 19, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden went to Portsmouth Harbor in New Hampshire on Tuesday to highlight how last year's infrastructure bill can improve shipping and help resolve the country's supply chain debacles that have contributed to inflation at a 40-year high. The...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 07, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

Index-Journal. April 1, 2022. Editorial: On paving with good intentions Nothing like a smooth ride, which these days is hard to come by along many of South Carolina’s roads and highways. The periodic upticks in the state’s gas tax were implemented, nearly three...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 31, 2022. Editorial: Publicizing legislator expenses is common sense Sometimes a bill comes along that’s such an obviously good idea that you wonder why it took so long. It’s almost always because legislators themselves stand to be...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 04, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

Detroit News. April 2, 2022. Editorial: On roads, Whitmer made the promise, she owns the failure The thing about campaign promises is that, even in this cynical age, voters expect them to be kept. Gretchen Whitmer won the governor’s office four years ago on the...