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  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didn’t like. He’s a 1950s type of politician – solve all the state’s transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.He’s got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick – 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes – and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • Opposition Rising Against Plan To Study Second Potomac River Crossing in Montgomery County

    09/22/2017 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 11, 2017 | Andrew Metcalf
    Opposition is beginning to build against a regional transportation group’s plan to study a second Potomac River crossing in Montgomery County. On Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner introduced a resolution that would formally put the council in opposition to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s plan to study the feasibility of a bridge that would help connect Virginia Route 28 to the Intercounty Connector in the county. Supporters of the proposed bridge say the connecting route would help ease traffic on I-270 and the American Legion Bridge on the Beltway and provide better connectivity to Dulles...
  • Avra Valley I-11 Proposals Draw Opposition at Tucson Meetings

    06/05/2017 5:14:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | May 9, 2017 | Zachary Ziegler
    There were not many open seats at a pair of meetings last week over proposed routes that would send Interstate 11 through the Tucson area. Many of those in attendance were there to speak against two of the alternatives, which run west of Saguaro National Park West in the Avra Valley.“I understand the need to provide ways for people to move around," said Kimberly Baeza, "But it doesn't have to come at the expense of our open landscapes and beautiful Sonoran Desert.”The meeting is part of the second step in selecting the route I-11 could take through Arizona. The freeway...
  • What Does It Feel Like To Lose Everything–Oroville Dam Residents Return Home–Some Refuse

    02/27/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 52 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Some officials failed to act until people were scurrying to flea their homes without any notice. They had no time to get anything packed, but did grab their pets…thank God for that, as pets are a vital life force for humanity. Whether they realize it now, they can make a home from scratch with their family, pets, and the kindness of strangers. Praise God for the Red Cross and other charities. We must stress the kindness of strangers in this world of a failing humanity, as those strangers represent the best in us. Nguyen and his family had spent all...
  • If Oroville Dam Failed, Residents Likely Would Not Be Advised in Time

    02/19/2017 2:05:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2017
    Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. Regulators at the time recommended that state officials implement more public-warning systems, carry out annual public education campaigns and work to improve early detection of any problems at the dam. Six years later, state and local officials have adopted some of the recommendations, including automated warnings via reverse 911 calls to...
  • New York City residents have the longest commutes and working weeks in America

    03/18/2015 7:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff and Zoe Szathmary
    Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest work weeks among the country's 30 biggest cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released Tuesday. The report said a typical week for a full-time New York worker adds up to more than 49 hours, including an average of more than six hours of commuting time. That was more than four hours longer than in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the average work week was about 44 1/2 hours. Commuting time made up just under 3 1/2 hours of that. The report was based on data from...
  • Murrieta Residents Preparing for Riot Squads, Ready to 'Be Detained'

    07/07/2014 11:03:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/14 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--A busload of illegal immigrants is expected to show up in Murrieta, California in spite of a furious group of residents who claim their town is no place for the migrants. On Sunday Breitbart Texas broke the news that federal agents accompanying the bus will have riot gear and shields, in order to push back the crowd. Despite this, the protesters have no intentions of backing down--rather, the group is preparing for a showdown that one resident told Breitbart Texas "might get ugly." Sources on the ground in Murrieta told Breitbart Texas that many protesters have already gathered in...
  • Upper Manhattan Residents Say Skunks Are Stinking Up Neighborhood

    09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    SeeBSNY ^ | 27 Sep 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Something stinks in upper Manhattan. Residents claim skunks have invaded Inwood and Washington Heights, roaming the streets surrounding Fort Tryon Park and stinking up the neighborhood. “I tell my friends down in midtown or Hells Kitchen that there’s a skunk problem up here and they don’t believe it,” resident Mark Bailey said. “They’re in front of every building…they’re not just in the parks, they’re all over.” [...]
  • VA Paid $11K Bonus to Surgeon Who Left Op Room Before End of Surgery

    08/24/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 5:06 PM | Dennis M. Crowley
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid an $11,189 performance pay bonus to a surgeon who left the operating room before a surgery was completed, leaving residents to continue the procedure without him, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday. The “[s]urgeon who was supervising residents left the operating room and medical center before the surgery was completed, allowing residents to continue the surgery without supervision until another surgeon was found to supervise the residents,” said the report. “The surgeon was suspended without pay for 14 calendar days.” Despite this particular performance, the VA still gave the...
  • Behind the scenes in health care

    06/14/2013 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/14/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    Venture behind the scenes in any hospital, and you will be astounded by the amount of time taken up with paperwork. Detailed reports, for every single patient encounter (largely for defensive purposes), are input into ever more sophisticated computer systems. The latest wrinkle allows medical billing experts to view these reports as they are being entered in real time, so that they can issue helpful pop-ups suggesting how additional billing items can be added. Hospitals need the additional revenue since insurance limits reimbursements, and they are forced to treat many patients at no charge. Hospital poverty can also be used...
  • Mystery Aircraft Frightens Quincy Residents

    05/10/2013 4:27:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | May 9, 2013 11:59 PM | Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
    QUINCY (CBS) – A mystery in Quincy continues to deepen: Who is flying around the city from dusk to dawn, for the past ten days or so? “It’s frightening, not just weird, but frightening,” said one resident of the Wollaston section. Every night for nearly the last two weeks, residents have spotted a low-flying aircraft doing loops over the city. WBZ has learned the FAA knows what’s going on, but the agency isn’t telling. “I mean it is strange. I don’t know if they’re looking for somebody, I have no idea,” one resident told WBZ. It’s not the state or...
  • Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider

    11/02/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT · by njslim · 45 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/2/02 | Staff
    Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.
  • Yitzhar Residents: We Stopped a Terrorist

    12/31/2011 1:26:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev
    Residents of Yitzhar in central Samaria say they prevented a possible terrorist attack when they used force to halt a truck that ignored numerous orders to halt, and careened around several checkpoints at high speed. Their account was disputed by the IDF, which claimed that the residents attacked an innocent driver who had lost his way. The incident occurred Saturday night, when a truck with Arabic writing on it drove through a checkpoint into Yitzhar. According to the soldiers, the truck driver had lost his way and passed the checkpoint unintentionally. He then drove on the access road to Yitzhar...
  • Study: Illinois, NJ tie for most outbound migration

    12/22/2011 6:24:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Dec 21, 2011
    Study: Illinois, NJ tie for most outbound migration The Associated Press 12:20 PM CST, December 21, 2011 An annual study of interstate moving trends by United Van Lines shows that Illinois and New Jersey tied for the states with the largest outbound migration this year. Americans continue to migrate toward the South and West and away from parts of the Northeast and Midwest, according to United Van Lines, the nation's largest moving company.
  • New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong winds

    08/27/2011 9:36:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2011
    The National Hurricane Center warned that wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms during Irene. New York (CNN) -- The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms. "As Irene moves through areas with high-rise structures, these structures will experience winds significantly stronger than indicated by the advisory intensity," forecasters said. "Winds at the 30-story level will likely be 20% higher than at the surface. And winds 80-100 stories up could be about...
  • Final spacewalkers of Nasa's 30-year shuttle mission complete construction of ISS

    05/29/2011 12:24:40 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:22 PM on 28th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    These stunning images capture the final stage of the construction of the International Space Station. But as they marked the beginning of a new era in space exploration, the spacewalk undertaken by Gregory Chamitoff and Mike Fincke also represented an end - of Nasa's 30-year shuttle programme. All future spacewalks - including one during the final shuttle voyage this summer - will be performed by full-time space station residents.
  • Atlanta residents paying $1000 a month in water bills

    03/01/2011 2:26:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    yourjewishnews.com ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    Imagine paying as much for water as you do for your mortgage. Residents throughout Atlanta are outraged by hundreds, even thousands of dollars in monthly spikes in their water bills, and have questioned the legitimacy of the charges for years. Now, they're demanding answers. "I thought we were sinking in a hole of water," said Debbi Scarborough. "It scared me to death. I thought we had a major leak when I got the bill." Over two months last summer, her family's monthly water bill, shot up to $1,805 In July and then $1,084 in August, leaving a balance due of...
  • Two East Jerusalem residents arrested over Hamas plot to fire rockets into Israeli soccer game

    01/02/2011 11:34:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/2/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The Shin Bet security service has arrested two Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem suspected of plotting to fire rockets at a major sports stadium in the capital on behalf of Hamas, a gag order lifted Sunday revealed. Mussa Hamada and Basem Omri, both Israeli citizens, were allegedly planning to carry out the attack on Teddy Stadium during a Premier League soccer game, but the plot never came into fruition. Both suspects have allegedly been affiliated with terrorist activities organized by Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood for a number of years.
  • Detroit to offer incentives for residents to relocate

    12/10/2010 10:19:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Detroit News | 12/10/10 | Darren A. Nichols*
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  • Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle

    09/27/2010 9:24:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Two of America's largest oil companies want to drive mammoth truckloads of refinery equipment along a narrow ribbon of spectacular mountain road that borders national forests, wild and scenic rivers, historic sites and campgrounds. Local residents are not pleased. "This is something that weighs 600,000 pounds (272,150 kilograms), is two-thirds the length of a football field and 30 feet (9 meters) high," said Linwood Laughy, who has sued the Idaho Department of Transportation to stop the mega-loads. "I don't think it belongs on the highway."