Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.

Judge says road project can proceed after being halted to check bees' status

Judge says road project can proceed after being halted to check bees' status

CHICAGO — A federal judge says work can proceed on a suburban Chicago highway on which construction was halted because of concerns it threatened an endangered bumblebee.

Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid U.S. gov't shutdown

Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid U.S. gov't shutdown

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Monday unveiled a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September but would deny President Donald Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs.

Grieving mother searches for unidentified trucker who eased daughter’s dying moments

Grieving mother searches for unidentified trucker who eased daughter’s dying moments

HUGO, Okla. — A grieving Oklahoma mother has reached out to the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) in hopes of locating a professional truck driver who stopped to help her fatally-injured daughter about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 70 just west of Hugo in southwest Oklahoma.

Tennessee puts finishing touches on measure to increase gas tax to fund roadwork

Tennessee puts finishing touches on measure to increase gas tax to fund roadwork

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House voted April 24 to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's push to increase the gas tax to fund roadwork and cut other taxes.

FMCSA issues OOS order to Alabama's J & L Trucking after March 28 double fatality

FMCSA issues OOS order to Alabama's J & L Trucking after March 28 double fatality

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Beatrice, Alabama-based trucking company, Jeffery Finklea, doing business as J & L Trucking, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a federal investigation found the company posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

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