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Burgum: disaster declaration issued for North Dakota floods

Jul. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding in North Dakota. according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum’s office said flooding has caused an estimated $40 million-plus in damage in roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. A...

4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

Jul. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) — Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for a construction zone on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana, state police said. The car was pushed into another semitrailer and burst into flames Thursday evening. A passerby was able...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: For new police oversight commission to work, Philly must learn from its past The Philadelphia Inquirer July 8 After weeks of protest against police brutality and racism in policing, Philadelphia City Council unveiled its...

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Houdini-inspired sculpture reappears in Appleton

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The “Metamorphosis” sculpture that disappeared from Houdini Plaza a decade ago has reappeared at a plaza along the Fox River at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge. “I’m really pleased with the way this has turned out,” Alex Schultz, executive...

New Mexico finally establishes alternative fuel corridors

Jul. 4, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have announced that the Federal Highway Administration has designated the state's first alternative fuel corridors. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the state’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said the federal agency designated New...

Yakama Nation to continue appeal against mining expansion

Jul. 3, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the Yakama Nation can move forward with its lawsuit to halt the expansion of a gravel mining project that they say could disrupt a tribal cultural and burial site. The court ruled Thursday that the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the...

Woman hit, killed along Interstate 635 in Kansas City

Jul. 3, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman walking on Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kansas, was hit by a vehicle and killed early Friday morning, authorities there said. The woman was walking on the northbound lanes of the interstate around 3:30 a.m. Friday when she was hit by a vehicle, the Kansas Highway Patrol...

Southern California-Las Vegas rail to be built along I-15

Jun. 30, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas got a boost Tuesday after the rail company in charge of the project received permission to build along Interstate 15. XpressWest entered into a lease agreement with the California Department of Transportation...

'Glamping' resort proposed near Zion National Park

Jun. 28, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sprawling network of camping resorts soon could begin unfolding in the Kolob highlands on Zion National Park’s northern boundary, potentially resulting in an influx of overnight use in a remote and scenic part of southern Utah. Late last year, Ian Crowe, a St. George real...

Main Street in Vermont town to be closed for construction

Jun. 28, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Main Street in a Vermont town is going to be closed for construction during two weeks in July. The Brattleboro Reformer reports work has already begun on the Route 5 bridge over Sacketts Brook in Putney, but starting July 6, the road will be closed to remove the bridge’s...