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Florida Finds Zika In Trapped Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida said Sept. 1 that they have found the Zika virus in three groups of trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time this has happened in the continental U.S. The Zika-carrying mosquitoes were trapped in a touristy 1.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach that had been identified as an active […]

Portions of Yellowstone River, Some Tributaries Re-Opened

By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana re-opened portions of the Yellowstone River and most of its tributaries Sept. 1, but it kept a popular stretch of the waterway closed to all recreational activity because of a parasite that has killed thousands of fish. State officials lifted the closure outright along more than 100 […]

Vintage Luxury Apartment Building Restored to Former Heating Glory

Built at the turn of the last century in 1901, the seven-story Mendota is Washington D.C.’s oldest intact luxury apartment building. Though much of the building had been restored over the years, one area requiring attention was the facility’s heating system. Upgrading to a modern steam boiler restored the Mendota to its former heating glory, […]

Plan Divvies Up Desert for Conservation, Energy Projects

By Alicia Chang LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and wind farms under a federal plan released Sept. 14 that preserves much of the landscape for conservation and recreation. The long-awaited blueprint finalized by the U.S. Interior Department after a years-long process seeks to […]

I-69 Developer’s Missed Payments Ignites Dispute

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana mayor blamed Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s administration Sept. 7 for allowing a private developer to fall behind in payments to subcontractors, leading to a work stoppage on a new section of the Interstate 69 extension project. State officials have threatened to find I-69 Development Partners LLC in default […]