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Federal officials in Houston to investigate highway project

Dec. 06, 2021 18:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials investigating a disputed $9 billon Houston area highway widening project heard the complaints of residents and activists on Monday who argued the proposal would cause lasting economic and environmental damage to their communities. Federal Highway...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 06, 2021 09:10 AM EST

Columbus Dispatch. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Is 911 becoming a joke in Columbus? Slower police response time alarming The iconic hip hop group Public Enemy put the issue of bad emergency response services in the national spotlight with its 1990 hit...

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums starting Monday to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots. Italian...

La Crosse seeks to make homeless population a 'top priority'

Dec. 06, 2021 01:12 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In what officials called a “historic” meeting between city of La Crosse and La Crosse County leaders, the two groups outlined their goal to purchase a downtown building as a long-term action against homelessness. Using federal COVID relief,...

Infrastructure law includes millions for animal crossings

Dec. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Motorists and truckers aren’t the only ones to benefit from the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, which includes the largest investment in road and bridges in a generation. Wildlife will experience a lifesaving benefit if states...

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday...

Illinois airports get $94M in upgrades under capital program

Dec. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, ill. (AP) — Public airports in Illinois will get $94 million in upgrades for dozens of projects, including in Galesburg, the Quad Cities and Bolingbrook, state officials said. The money is coming through the Rebuild Illinois capital construction program....

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

New I-69 section in central Indiana could open in December

Dec. 05, 2021 09:53 AM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials expect to open a new section of the Interstate 69 extension project between Indianapolis and Bloomington by the end of December. That step will reopen the main route between the two cities that has been cut off as a...

I-74 bridge over Mississippi replaces one dating to 1935

Dec. 05, 2021 09:33 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials from Illinois, Iowa and the federal government are celebrating the completion of a new bridge carrying Interstate 74 over the Mississippi River. State and local politicians and Federal Highway Administration staff members gathered on...