Road and highway construction

August 18, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A ceremony will soon be held to rededicate a marker that commemorates a Georgia lynching. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it has been 103 years since 20 men broke into a prison and hanged a Jewish man, Leo Frank, in Cobb County. Frank had been wrongfully accused...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:59 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Drivers could face big delays on one of the main routes into downtown Columbia as crews work on a drainage project. The city of Columbia says it will cut the inbound side of state Highway 277 down from three lanes to two on Bull Street in downtown after the expressway from the...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:30 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A wall that collapsed along part of a highway being built in the Atlanta area has exposed other issues. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday the wall's collapse in June on Interstate 75 has prompted repairs and could delay the opening of 30 miles (50 kilometers) of the...
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August 05, 2018 - 10:48 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The city of Jonesboro is looking to revive its downtown. The Clayton County seat is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate downtown buildings, build parks and create a more pedestrian-friendly center city to drive resident, business and tourist foot traffic...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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July 04, 2018 - 11:45 am
BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has finally kept its $52 million promise to a remote North Carolina mountain county. The Interior Department earlier this month paid the final $35 million to Swain County for a road it promised to build during World War II, but never finished. The...
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July 02, 2018 - 10:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Darrin Old Coyote, then chairman of the Crow Tribe, leads riders past Veterans Park as Crow Tribe members gather for the inaugural parade in Crow Agency, Mont. An audit released Monday, June 25, 2018 found that tribe cannot account for $14.5 million in federal transportation funding, most of it received during Coyote’s leadership. The tribe could be forced to repay some or all of the money if cannot document where it went. (Larry Mayer /The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
June 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Crow Indian Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been faulted for its handling of federal grant money, government investigators disclosed Monday. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges a welcome from the military officers during his visit to Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces in North Korea. Kim’s diplomatic charm offensive could be a godsend for his generals. There is virtually no aspect of the North Korean economy that doesn’t have the military’s fingerprints all over it. If Kim’s strategy of busting support for sanctions by negotiating with U.S. President Donald Trump and others pays off, his million-man military could be one of the biggest winners. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 1:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to...
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June 01, 2018 - 2:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — An advocacy group backed by various transportation, insurance and business organizations says Georgia has progressed in addressing a backlog of road projects, but should spend hundreds of millions of dollars more to improve its aging infrastructure. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
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