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Glacier National Park clarifies ticket entry system

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Park officials in Montana have clarified an upcoming ticketed entry system for Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer. Officials first proposed that visitors validate their seven-day tickets on the first day in an effort to manage congestion and avoid...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 12, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Shame on Ohio General Assembly members who prevaricate when asked to lead by example and get vaccinated As a key Greater Clevelander lawmaker recently said, General Assembly members should undergo...

California Highway 1 to reopen by April 30, agency says

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Highway 1 along Big Sur is expected to reopen by April 30 because work to repair a huge piece of roadway that crumbled during a storm is nearly two months ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The...

Major South Carolina interstate bridge to close for repairs

Apr. 08, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A major bridge repair project in South Carolina next month will likely cause huge traffic headaches on a highway that carries more than 100,000 vehicles a day. say Crews will close the Interstate 77 southbound bridge over the Catawba River near...

Report: State needs to spend almost $15B to maintain roads

Apr. 07, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state would need to spend nearly $15 billion over the coming decade just to get its transportation system of roads, bridges and ferries to a “minimally acceptable condition,” according to a state report. The Seattle Times reports that’s...

3 killed in crash as traffic slowed for road construction

Apr. 07, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Three people have died in a crash as traffic was slowing on Interstate 65 in southern Kentucky to merge for road construction, police said. A box truck operated by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia didn't see a Nissan Altima slowed in the roadway...

Glacier National Park introduces ticket entry system

Apr. 01, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Park officials in Montana have unveiled a temporary ticket entry system for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor this summer to manage congestion and avoid potential closures because of the coronavirus pandemic and road construction. Glacier...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 01, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Idaho lawmakers prefer potholes over pupils April 1 The Lewiston Tribune Former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter was prescient when he warned lawmakers against raiding the...

A closer look at Biden's infrastructure and tax proposals

Apr. 01, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

President Joe Biden says his proposal for an aggressive series of infrastructure investments would require $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years but could create millions of jobs. It would be funded by higher corporate taxes. A closer look at where the money is going...