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Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...

Haitian trip to Texas border often starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or...

Insider Q&A: Serving the neglected for profit, not just good

Sep. 20, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Making money by helping underserved communities? It took Bobby Turner years to convince big investment funds such a thing was possible. But today, sustainable investing is so hot on Wall Street that investors are rushing into funds that consider the...

Four new historic markers up in Vermont town of Montgomery

Sep. 19, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Vt. (AP) — Four new roadside markers have been installed to help tell the history of the northern Vermont town of Montgomery. Three markers have been placed near covered bridges in the community that is sometimes known as the “covered bridge capital of...

Open container law diverts millions from Missouri roads

Sep. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's decision to allow open containers of alcohol in vehicles forces the state to divert millions of federal dollars intended for road construction to safety programs, according to a public radio report. The state's policy of letting...

Geothermal well project will heat, cool Louisville airport

Sep. 17, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A $21 million project at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport will install geothermal wells to heat and cool the facility. Crews will drill 648 vertical geothermal wells that go 500 feet deep on the east side of the airfield....

Tractor trailers barred from I-95 construction zone

Sep. 16, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After a string of crashes in a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area, Delaware transportation officials are barring tractor-trailers from northbound lanes in the area. Only two-axle vehicles and buses can use northbound...

Burlington mayor in no hurry to pick new airport director

Sep. 16, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington mayor says he is in no hurry to hire a new director for the Burlington International Airport. MyChamplainValley.com reports Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger told the city Airport Commission he has confidence in Deputy Director Nic...

Vermont governor seeking disaster assistance after flooding

Sep. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from...

Indiana Marine killed in Afghanistan remembered as hero

Sep. 15, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Marine from Indiana who was killed during the frenzied evacuation at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport was hailed Tuesday as a hero during a funeral in his hometown. The life of Cpl. Humberto Sanchez will inspire generations of Americans,...