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Group Raises Money to Restore Historic Burlington Hotel

By Cody Neuenschwander | Kokomo Tribune BURLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The peeling yellow paint on the exterior of the American House in Burlington could be a clue that the old house has seen a lot of history, and now local volunteers are working to tell its story. James Rich, a history enthusiast, estimated the house […]

Hudson Oil Spill Would Be Difficult to Clean Up

By  Scott Fallon WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts. At issue is a key air permit needed by an oil terminal in Albany […]

Flint to Get Water From Lake Huron as Soon as System Ready

By Mike Householder FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint will get water from the Karegnondi Water Authority after that system is ready, the mayor said Tuesday, even though she had threatened to break an agreement to join the system in the aftermath of the Michigan city’s lead-tainted water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver said Flint’s contract with […]

Bill Blocking Wind Farms in Military Zones Clears Senate

By Gary D. Robertson RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would bar wind-energy operations in military training areas across much of North Carolina cleared the state Senate June 20 after the chamber opposed making changes that would keep the door open for more projects. The bill, which now heads to the House after a 33-14 […]

Feds Demand Fixes to Waterloo’s Flood Control Levees

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — About 20 property owners in Waterloo will have to dismantle everything from gardens to parking lots that encroach on levees along the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek. Associate City Engineer Jamie Knutson told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that a new effort to crack down on developments along the levees won’t […]