Renovations Done, Richmond Art Museum Ready to Show Off

By Jason Truitt RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — For the first time in more than eight months, the Richmond Art Museum was open for visitors Tuesday, Feb. 13, marking the official end of a long renovation project. The smell of fresh paint lingering in the air offered a hint of the work that’s taken place since […]

Health Chief Requires FOIA From Senator to Release Emails

By John O’Connor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is forcing state lawmakers to use the public-records law to get emails regarding a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy. Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah told a joint House-Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that his agency denied Senate committee […]

Austin Habitat for Humanity Builds Energy-Efficient Homes

By Connor Brown AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — East Austin natives Steve and Elida Quiroz can’t wait to host larger family gatherings in a home with enough room for many place settings, on a street with enough parking for everyone. “Having a regular-sized table instead of a little table for two is something I look forward […]

Work to Widen I-65 Section in Southern Indiana Nears Start

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) _ State officials say construction is expected to start this spring on widening a section of Interstate 65 to six lanes in southern Indiana. The $143 million project would add a lane for both northbound and southbound traffic on a 14-mile section between U.S. 50 in Seymour and Indiana 58 near Columbus. […]

Regulators Reject Hydropower Project Over Tourism Concerns

By Michael Casey CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State regulators unanimously rejected an application for a hydropower project that would have provided clean energy to Massachusetts but was seen as an eyesore by critics who feared it would tarnish scenic views and damage New Hampshire’s tourism industry. The decision is a stunning setback for a project […]