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Officials Plan to Plug Abandoned Mine Shafts Outside Las Vegas

State and county officials are teaming up to plug abandoned mine shafts left behind at a century-old gypsum mining operation southwest of Las Vegas. Clark County and the Nevada Division of Minerals are jointly funding the $250,000 project to backfill …

Oakland Warehouse Fire Death Toll Grows to 36 as Investigators Search for Answers

The death toll in the Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage. A wall is leaning inward, posing a …

Bikes on Trains Hot Topic at New Jersey Cyclists Summit

Bicycle riders from across the state have called on New Jersey Transit to reverse its policy about carrying bikes on trains, which the cyclists say leaves most of them stranded at the station. The policy – allowing bikers to bring …

Lawmaker Opposing Light Bulb Ban in Virginia

Delegate Bob Marshall doesn’t want the federal government telling Virginians what kind of light bulbs to use. The Prince William County Republican has introduced legislation to allow the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs within Virginia’s borders after new …

April Tornado Cleanup in Arkansas Could Take 3 Years

Cleanup from an April tornado in Hot Springs Village, Ark., could take up to three years to complete. The Sentinel-Record reported Tuesday that the Hot Springs Village public works department says cleanup of six zones within the community will take …

Occupy Los Angeles Legacy: Stench, Trash, Property Damage

The reek of urine and unwashed bodies hung over the former Occupy Los Angeles camp Wednesday as masked sanitation workers hauled away 25 tons of debris from the barren lawns around City Hall. Collapsed and overturned tents, scattered bedding, paperback …

Utah Tries to Put Out 70-year-old Underground Fire

Utah officials are making a new push to extinguish an underground fire that has been burning in an old coal mine since 1941. Louis Amodt of the Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project is overseeing the attempt to put out the …

MGM Resorts Seeks OK to Demolish Las Vegas Hotel Tower

Casino company MGM Resorts International is seeking county approval to demolish the defective Harmon hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip, concluding it’s not worth the time, money or effort to salvage the building and open. Responding to calls from …