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California governor acts to advance wildfire recovery

Jul. 01, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed states of emergency in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties on Friday to help the process of recovery from recent wildfires. The proclamations allow the California Department of Transportation to request immediate...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

Jun. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced...

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Jun. 30, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the...

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Jun. 30, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus...

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

Idaho to receive $35.8 million in federal land payments

Jun. 23, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a combined $35.8 million under a program intended to offset the loss of property taxes on federally managed land within the state, the Interior Department announced Thursday. President Joe Biden in March signed an...

Arizona lawmakers approve bipartisan $18 billion budget

Jun. 23, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts. Lawmakers in the House and Senate ended a months-long impasse, working...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed...