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President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- City Fire Chief Stephen Cox and Controller Mark Neal briefed the Common Council on Monday concerning the proposed new Luther J. Taylor Sr. Fire Safety Training Center mentioned by the mayor in his recent "State of the City" address. Named...
SACRAMENTO -- Public support continues to lag for California’s $68-billion bullet train, a centerpiece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s long-term vision for the state. Though California voters approved nearly $10 billion in state bonds to pay for the...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Elections, Coccidioidomycosis , Politics, Government
PIERRE -- At least one member of the South Dakota Railroad Board is tired of the delays in the latest try at selling the state-owned railroad line between Napa Junction and Platte. Dan Baker of Rapid City stood alone Wednesday in voting against...
The Hartford CourantMaybe it's the sight of grass and trees growing up through the gravel and railroad ties. Or the rotting trestle that spans a small river and fills the air with a light scent of creosote. It could be the echoes of water dripping in an abandoned tunnel....
Tags: Travel, Middletown, Waterbury, Transportation, Lakes and Ponds
Re "Bullet train bid rules altered," April 19 Thanks to The Times for letting us know that a troubled bid led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini might win the contract to build the first phase of California's high-speed rail system against much more...
LAHAINA, Hawaii — "Here, take this one," Elisa said, lifting an orchid lei from her shoulders and draping it on Laurel's. "Aloha." My wife, Laurel, and I were in the tender queue with Elisa, our "port shopping specialist," at Lahaina on Maui,...
A lawsuit alleging that approval of the high-speed rail system’s first sections in the Central Valley violated state environmental laws was settled Thursday, eliminating a legal obstacle that could have delayed construction. A Sacramento County...
Tags: Justice System, Travel, Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Laws
As Mark Twain noted, history doesn't repeat itself, but "sometimes it rhymes," and South Florida may be in for one of those rhyming moments as it emerges from the economic doldrums of the past half decade. Turn the clock back a hundred years: Henry...
State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor...
Tags: Travel, Ralph Vartabedian, Transportation, Dan Weikel
A major player is entering the grain-handling business. Concord Grain Company, owned by Todd Ochsner, began construction on its new shuttle loading facility on April 1 and plans to open for business Sept. 15. The $11.2 million grain elevator with...
Tags: Travel, Biofuels, Transportation, Ethanol, Renewable Energy
Mar 26, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| South Bend Tribune
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Mar 20, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Apr 25, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
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Apr 21, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 19, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
Apr 13, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
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