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Life on America's rivers

May 10, 2019
"They hate her when they're with her and they miss her when they're gone" said Melody Golding, author of a new book about America's riverboat pilots.
Cannelton Locks on the Ohio River
Courtesy of Melody Golding

Are public-private partnerships the answer to our crumbling infrastructure?

Apr 30, 2019
Democratic leaders with meet with President Trump Tuesday to discuss a comprehensive infrastructure package
Activists rally in support of proposed 'Green New Deal' legislation outside of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) New York City office, April 30, 2019.
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High water on the Mississippi River means less barge cargo

Apr 29, 2019
Barge line president talks about dealing with flood conditions and his trip to Capitol Hill.
A barge moves along the flooded Mississippi River in 2011 in Natchez, Mississippi. 
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Budget deal includes funds for rural broadband expansion

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Feb 15, 2019
Efforts to expand broadband service in rural areas got a boost from the budget bill approved this week on Capitol Hill. Under the deal, the Department of Agriculture will receive $550 million to support broadband infrastructure in rural, underserved areas. It’s estimated that almost 30 percent of rural residents are without broadband compared to less […]
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The future of American infrastructure might lie in public-private partnerships

Feb 6, 2019
The promise of investment in "cutting-edge" technology came out of this year's State of the Union.
Then-U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (L) and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (C) watch US President Donald Trump speaks wave during his visit to the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 
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Will Trump’s State of the Union address reset the debate on infrastructure?

Feb 5, 2019
The president pushed a big infrastructure plan at his last year and may do so again tonight.
President Donald Trump appears on a television camera monitor as he delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Extreme cold is hard on the country's infrastructure

Feb 1, 2019
The extreme cold that gripped a large part of the country this week is beginning to let up, but not without leaving some damage in its wake.
A man takes a picture along the lakefront as temperatures hovered around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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California voters to have their say on gas tax hike

Oct 29, 2018
Gas taxes pay for fewer road repairs thanks to inflation and better fuel efficiency.
A sign promotes street repairs being funded by California's year-old gas tax.
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California voters to have their say on gas tax hike

Oct 29, 2018
Gas taxes pay for fewer road repairs thanks to inflation and better fuel efficiency.
A sign promotes street repairs being funded by California's year-old gas tax.
Jed Kim/ Marketplace