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What to Buy for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unsure what to buy during this COVID-19 outbreak? Here are some important items to fill your cabinets.

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"Complete 540,” North Carolina

North Carolina transportation officials are moving forward with plans for a new six-lane highway around the southern half of Raleigh that would cause sprawling development and troubling environmental damage. The plan is called “Complete 540,” and would form the southern half of Raleigh’s 540 beltway, approximately seven miles from downtown Raleigh. At a cost of more than $2 billion, the highway, likely to be paid for with a mix of state funds and toll revenue, will be the most expensive in North Carolina history.

20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

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2019 Federal Priorities

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21st Century Transportation

We’re running campaigns that put us on the road to meeting America’s changing transportation needs.

21st Century Transportation

We need a transportation system that reflects and supports the many ways we are now choosing to travel.

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710 Tunnel, California

A proposal to drill a pair of highway tunnels is the most expensive, most polluting, least effective option for solving the San Gabriel Valley’s transportation problems.

Advice on Travel Refunds During COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking to cancel or rebook your travel because of COVID-19? Many airlines and hotels have changed their policies. 

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Alaskan Way Viaduct, Washington

Seattle’s aging Alaskan Way Viaduct is a crumbling and seismically vulnerable elevated highway along the city’s downtown waterfront. After an earthquake damaged the structure in 2001, state engineers decided that the highway needed to come down, but the question of how (and whether) to replace it sparked nearly a decade of heated debate. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) rejected calls to replace the Viaduct with a combination of surface street and transit improvements, choosing instead an option that would result in more capacity: boring a mammoth tunnel underneath the city’s urban core. At 57 feet in diameter, it would be the widest bored tunnel ever attempted, with the full project carrying an estimated cost of at least $3.1 billion and perhaps as much as $4.1 billion.

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