Not known for acting swiftly, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took up a slew of big issues this week, including property tax relief and pension reform.Read More →
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got hit by a mango thrown by a woman, underscoring the economic woes facing the country crippled by low oil prices.Read More →
Could a ban on LOL and LMAO lead to more crashes in Mississippi? A study from a research organization that supports a texting-while-driving ban, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has shown an increase in crashes in three of four states examined after texting bans took effect.Read More →
At a time when the increasing volume of freight train traffic in Minnesota continues to be virtually off the rails — in a good way — due to an economic uptick, Amtrak ridership in the state has headed in the opposite direction.
The publicly subsidized passenger rail line’s ridership in Minnesota plummeted by nearly 20 percent in 2014, partly due to the fallout from Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway’s soaring freight shipments on the same tracks.Read More →