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As cost goes up $2 million and road springs a leak, Bigelow Gulch connector hits speed bumps

What looks like a puddle or a patch of ice, depending on the weather, on a new section of Forker Road is potentially a dangerous and costly mistake that has sent Spokane County in search of a natural spring beneath the roadway and will likely lead crews to replace a section of fresh asphalt on the long-awaited Bigelow Gulch Urban Connector project.

Dem Sen. Manchin asks Biden to reverse Keystone XL rejection

WASHINGTON — In one of his first acts as new chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider his executive order revoking a presidential permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding with Republican critics who say Biden's action will cost thousands of high-paying jobs.

Himalayan glacier disaster highlights climate change risks

NEW DELHI — When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his team had warned the Indian government of in 2014.

Heavy snow creates severe traffic disruptions in Germany

BERLIN — Heavy snowfall in Germany led to more severe traffic disruptions Tuesday, including a 23-mile logjam in which hundreds of cars and trucks got stuck on a highway for hours in sub-zero temperatures.

Buttigieg says Transportation Dept will push ‘bold’ thinking

Pete Buttigieg, sworn in Wednesday as transportation secretary, urged his 55,000 employees to embrace “imaginative, bold, forward thinking” as the Transportation Department embarks on a vital mission to rebuild America’s infrastructure and foster equality.

Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

 The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to take a Cabinet post, tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change.

Buoyed by Keystone XL, pipeline opponents want Biden to act

MINNEAPOLIS — After President Joe Biden revoked Keystone XL’s presidential permit and shut down construction of the long-disputed pipeline that was to carry oil from Canada to Texas, opponents of other pipelines hoped the projects they’ve been fighting would be next.

Boeing posts $8.4 billion loss on weaker demand for planes

Boeing lost $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter – capping a record loss for all of 2020 – as the pandemic undercut demand for planes, and the company announced another costly delay to its new large jetliner designed for long-haul flights.

European aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

A modified version of the Boeing 737 Max, incorporating multiple safety upgrades, has been approved to resume flights in Europe, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide, the European aviation safety agency said Wednesday.