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Petrified Forest National Park to begin phased reopening

May. 28, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Park officials said Wednesday that a phased approach to increase recreational access and other...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, author and film producer, George R. R. Martin, left, speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

George R.R. Martin joins group to buy historic railway

May. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — George R.R. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad. Violet Crown cinema owner Bill Banowsky, National Dance Institute of New Mexico co-founder Catherine Oppenheimer and Martin...

City seeks federal funding for West Seattle Bridge project

May. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's congressional delegation has started searching for ways to fund work needed on the West Seattle Bridge after engineers discovered growing infrastructure cracks. U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal has considered requesting money from two existing federal grant programs intended to...

I-465 ramp damaged by fuel explosion closed for repairs

May. 20, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis highway ramp damaged when a tanker carrying jet fuel crashed and exploded will be closed for repairs through Friday, the Indiana Department of Transportation said. Crews began working Tuesday to repair the ramp from Interstate 70 to I-465 on Indianapolis’ east...

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Review: Steve Earle’s ‘Ghosts’ examines coal miners’ plight

May. 20, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

Steve Earle & the Dukes, "Ghosts of West Virginia” (New West) Contemplating the treacherous political landscape of West Virginia, Steve Earle decided to build a bridge. The singer-songwriter known for his liberal views undertook a project that would speak for the other side on the issue of coal mining....

FILE - In a Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor's chief budget adviser, left; House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, center; and Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, speak ahead of a meeting of Louisiana's income forecasting panel in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s income forecasting panel planned to quantify on Monday, May 11, 2020 just how deeply the coronavirus outbreak has hurt the state’s economy as officials begin to put together next year’s budget.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Louisiana governor, lawmakers at odds over surplus spending

May. 18, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — House legislative leaders clashed Monday with Gov. John Bel Edwards over how to use Louisiana's $535 million budget surplus, as the state faces new budget pressures during the coronavirus outbreak. The Democratic governor proposed to spend a significant portion of the surplus on...

West Virginia bridge repair project planned for this weekend

May. 12, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bridge is closing for repair this weekend. Charleston’s Southside Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 4:30 a.m. Monday, the city said in a news release. The repairs are being done by Triton Construction. They are part of a planned $2.3 million...

More federal aid set for Mississippi after Easter tornadoes

May. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says more counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following damage by April storms. MEMA announced Saturday that individuals in six more counties — Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall — have...

Historic Augusta bridge to close for pedestrian conversion

May. 10, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Drivers have only a few days to make vehicle trips over a historic bridge between Georgia and South Carolina before it closes for conversion to pedestrian use. Augusta Engineering Director Hameed Malik tells The Augusta Chronicle that the city's Fifth Street Bridge is still on track to...

This Feb. 23, 2020, photo shows Karen Gonzalez, chief program officer for Con Mi Madre, playing with daughter Karlie, 5, at a playground in Austin, Texas. Gonzalez participated in the Con Mi Madre program as a girl, and it helped her reach her goal of going to college. (Delia Johnson/Cronkite News via AP)

Organization helps Latina mothers and daughters succeed

May. 9, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a charter school gymnasium on the city’s north side, dozens of families fill the bleachers as four pairs of Latina mothers and daughters talk about emotions too often considered taboo in their culture. Building strength. Having courage. Forming bonds, as parent and child, to...