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Fixing Michigan sinkhole estimated to cost $78M

The cost to fix a broken sewer line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole north of Detroit is estimated at more than $78 million, Macomb County's new public works chief says.

WSU deaths revive road safety concerns

The recent deaths of two Washington State University students driving back to campus after winter break have revived concerns about the safety of roadways leading to the rural college town of Pullman.

Oregon firm submits design for modular nuclear reactor

NuScale Power says the cost for 12 small modular reactors would be about $3 billion, versus about $15 billion for a conventional nuclear plant.

Bertha back at it after maintenance


The tunnel machine called Bertha resumed mining on Monday after undergoing 10 days of hyperbaric maintenance.

Renovation begins at Yellowstone hotel

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.

National nonprofit says museum expansion threatens Volunteer Park landscape design


The Cultural Landscape Foundation has designated Volunteer Park as a “Landslide” — a threatened landscape of national significance — because of the proposal to expand the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Both groups will appeal over Sand Point projects


The group behind a proposal to create the Magnuson Park Center for Excellence said it will appeal Seattle's decision to reject its plans for Building 2 at Warren G. Magnuson Park.

Pence vows ‘big' bill for infrastructure

Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.

Liberty security building needs fix

The security screening center in New Jersey that checks visitors for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is closed because of structural concerns.

Utility says Colstrip could close early

A Washington state utility says the partial closure of Montana's Colstrip power plant could come earlier than planned, depending on the actions of a plant co-owner and Montana lawmakers.

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