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6-story garage imploded in Austin, student housing planned
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6-story garage imploded in Austin, student housing planned

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A six-story parking garage in Austin has been imploded to make way for a student housing project near the University of Texas....

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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange
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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state agency plans to swap land in southeast Alaska for federal land that can be developed for timber sales. The Alaska...

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Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term
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Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing to start his second and final term in office next week with a focus on jobs, lowering taxes...

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Bismarck seeks community input for new strategic plan
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Bismarck seeks community input for new strategic plan

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) - Bismarck officials are asking residents about their desires for the city’s growth as they look to prioritize programs and...

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Noem to take office as South Dakota’s 1st female governor
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Noem to take office as South Dakota’s 1st female governor

PIERRE, S. D. (AP) - Republican Kristi Noem is set to take office as South Dakota’s first female governor. Noem will be sworn in Saturday at the...

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UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant
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UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant

DURHAM, N. H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $4 million to research the development of a plan for a comprehensive and...

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Ski towns launch complaint hotline for short-term rentals
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Ski towns launch complaint hotline for short-term rentals

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - A hotline is now live for residents of Breckenridge and Silverthorne to voice any complaints about short-term rentals. The...

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AP FACT CHECK: Visa overstays outpace border crossings
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AP FACT CHECK: Visa overstays outpace border crossings

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a prospective Democratic presidential contender, made waves with a video ad attacking President Donald Trump’s proposed...

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Solar panels present big issues in farming communities, critics say
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Solar panels present big issues in farming communities, critics say

The latest ranking of the “friendliest” states for developing solar energy has been released, adding momentum to the industry’s boom across the U....

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Maine city launches group to wrangle waterfront development
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Maine city launches group to wrangle waterfront development

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine’s largest city has assembled a group to address working waterfront issues in the city during a development moratorium....

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Port authority brings Maine cold storage plan back into play
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Port authority brings Maine cold storage plan back into play

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A plan to create a cold-storage warehouse for the Port of Portland is back in play due to an investment from the Maine Port...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup
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Colorado Editorial Roundup

When the Colorado General Assembly convenes for the 72nd legislative session on Friday, expect to see a resurgence of bills that died in committee...

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Some Kentucky mortgage borrowers eligible for payments
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Some Kentucky mortgage borrowers eligible for payments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky’s Democratic Attorney General is asking people who faced foreclosures from a New Jersey-based mortgage company to...

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Montana inadvertently built public latrine on private land
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Montana inadvertently built public latrine on private land

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Montana parks department says it inadvertently built a public latrine on private land, and it might be cheaper to buy...

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Rock Falls planners object to proposed community solar farm
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Rock Falls planners object to proposed community solar farm

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) - Planning officials in a northwestern Illinois community are opposing a proposed community solar farm just outside its city...

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More online retailers to start collecting Nebraska sales tax
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More online retailers to start collecting Nebraska sales tax

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - More online retailers are planning to collect Nebraska sales tax starting in 2019, so residents might see their totals rise a...

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New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City
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New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) - The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems. Sports...

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Smoke shop: Worker fired after anti-Trump rant at customer
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Smoke shop: Worker fired after anti-Trump rant at customer

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) - A store that sells smoking and vaping material in Georgia says it fired an employee after he yelled profanity at a customer...

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Nell Hill’s home store founder sells Kansas City business
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Nell Hill’s home store founder sells Kansas City business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The founder of Nell Hill’s home store is selling the business she started nearly four decades ago to a Kansas City couple....

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Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments
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Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) has announced key members of her staff as she prepares to take office next...

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New Kansas congresswoman to use predecessor’s office space
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New Kansas congresswoman to use predecessor’s office space

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Rep.-elect Sharice Davids plans to put a congressional office in the same suburban Kansas City space used by...

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Rogers encouraged by Kansas House’s rural development panel
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Rogers encouraged by Kansas House’s rural development panel

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Lieutenant Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers says he’s encouraged that the Kansas House has formed a new Rural Revitalization...

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Newbury completes purchase of mountain land
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Newbury completes purchase of mountain land

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town has completed its purchase of Tucker Mountain. More than a year ago, Newbury residents voted to spend $25,000 to...

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Westbrook, Maine, mill purchased by New Hampshire company
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Westbrook, Maine, mill purchased by New Hampshire company

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New Hampshire company with a history of reinventing shuttered mills has made a purchase in Westbrook, Maine. Chinburg...

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Trump signs bill to name Normal post office after soldier
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Trump signs bill to name Normal post office after soldier

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - The father of a U. S. Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan says it’s a “tremendous honor” to have a post office in the community...

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Holiday bread adds West Virginia twist to European tradition
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Holiday bread adds West Virginia twist to European tradition

HELVETIA, W. Va. (AP) - In the mountains of Randolph County, West Virginia, is the small Swiss-German town of Helvetia. This tiny, remote town is...

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Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores
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Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The 130-year old retailer set a deadline of Friday for...

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More tourists finding reasons to visit Hoosier state
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More tourists finding reasons to visit Hoosier state

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More people are finding reasons to visit the Hoosier state. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch says Friday in a release that Indiana’s...

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New Massachusetts law will tax, regulate short-term rentals
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New Massachusetts law will tax, regulate short-term rentals

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at taxing and regulating short-term rentals such as those offered...

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End of era: Family-owned retail chain closes
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End of era: Family-owned retail chain closes

FENNIMORE, Wis. (AP) - A family-owned variety store chain in southwestern Wisconsin is closing, marking the end of an era replaced by big box...

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