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Famers Lobbying for the Right to Fix Own Tractors

By Nicholas Bergin LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Mick Minchow’s tractors are marvels of modern machinery. They have air conditioning, guidance systems, satellite radio and more sensors than he can shake a corn cob at, all kept running by computer systems and software. But there’s one thing the Waverly farmer doesn’t have: the right to fix […]

Chicago O’Hare Airport Plans Include More Gates, Amenities

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is planning a multibillion-dollar effort to expand the city’s O’Hare International Airport that includes more gates, larger terminals and upgraded amenities. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the latest modernization plans July 15. They include new gates in O’Hare’s international terminal, which has not been expanded since it opened 23 years ago. The […]

Wind Farm Foe Rezones to Fight Proposed Facility Near Elwood

By Christopher Stephens | The Herald Bulletin MIDDLETOWN, Ind. (AP) — As wind farm developers seek to meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of 20 percent renewable energy production in Indiana by 2030, some residents in targeted areas are fighting back in inventive ways. Two decades ago, Linda Jones moved from the bustling city […]

State Gets $60M Grant to Complete Project Between I-10. I-49

By Chevel Johnson NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana is getting a $60 million federal grant that will allow the state to complete a nearly 15-mile pavement replacement and lane addition project between the Interstate 10 and Interstate 49 interchange and the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson on […]

Enbridge Getting Cleanup Equipment Just in Case of Oil Spill

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on additional equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill, while insisting prospects are […]