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AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust & Joint Venture Partner Break Ground In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO — Local community advocates, union leadership, politicians, and members of the Missouri business community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Encore at Forest Park, the second joint venture between the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust and Balke Brown Transwestern. “Today we celebrate the beginning of this project,” said Randy Kinder, Senior Vice President […]

Mine Cleanup at Riley Pass Finally Begins After 51 Years

By Seth Tupper RILEY PASS, S.D. (AP) — Up on the scenic tablelands of the North Cave Hills in northwestern South Dakota, the 16 people doing the digging, hauling and grading on a major land clean-up project this summer form a veritable cavalry that has arrived mounted on trucks, excavators and bulldozers. They’re reclaiming the […]

Can House Dust Explain Why Amish Protected From Asthma?

By Lindsey Tanner | AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Forget Fluffy and Fido. Bessie the cow just might make a healthier pet. That idea stems from new research in two farming-based religious communities that shun modern ways but have dramatically different childhood asthma rates. The goal was to find an explanation for why asthma […]

Buzz Kills Fun for Ham Radio Operator By Peg Quann Bucks County Courier Times

By Peg Quann | Bucks County Courier Times BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — When he decided to become a ham radio operator, Charles Dillenbeck, of Bristol Township, went all out for his new hobby. He purchased the Cadillac of radios — an $8,000 model that allows him to chat for a few hours every night with […]

Pipeline Construction Equipment Damage in Suspected Arson

By David Pitt | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Machinery located at three oil pipeline construction sites in central Iowa was found extensively damaged by fire Monday in what the company building the pipeline called a shameful act. There’s little doubt the fires were intentionally set along the Dakota Access pipeline, said Jasper […]