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Bill Would Limit Influence of Unions on Public Project Bids

By Cara Lombardo MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers are proposing that Wisconsin limit union influence on bids for public projects. The proposal from Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Rob Hutton would prohibit state and local governments from requiring contractors bidding on their projects to use unionized workers or enter into project labor agreements […]

Bridge in Larose Getting $24M Upgrade

By David J. Mitchell LAROSE, La. (AP) — In the fall of 1961, Gov. Jimmie Davis and his back-up vocal group, the Plainsmen, sang “You Are My Sunshine,” and “Peace in the Valley” to open the $1.5 million West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish. The people of Larose and nearby […]

Heavy Snow Weighs on Central Oregon Roofs

By Aubrey Wieber | The Bulletin BEND, Ore. (AP) — After another day of relentless snowfall, Bendites living in a typical 2,300-square-foot home are likely sipping their coffee this morning under about 31 tons of snow. That’s more weight than five Asian elephants lounging around on your roof. With storm after storm piling snow onto roofs […]

New Yellowstone Dam Challenged Over Sturgeon Worries

By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates plan to challenge the approval of a new Yellowstone River dam aimed at benefiting Montana and North Dakota farmers that critics say could kill off a dwindling population of a fish species dating to the time of dinosaurs. A bypass channel would be built alongside the […]

Unusual Central Indiana Bridge Set or $500K Renovation

GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) _ State officials have awarded a nearly $485,000 contract for the renovation of a historic central Indiana bridge that boasts an unusual design. The Warren pony-truss bridge spans Mud Creek over Indiana 26 in Howard County. Officials say the span built in 1947 displays an innovative design and construction method. The Indiana […]