Capito critical of Biden plan | Local News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear she does not support all of Pres. Joe Biden’s more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, but she will insist that any infrastructure plan that is passed will include money for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway.

“That must be part of it,” she said, referring to the federal 80 percent match of highway and bridge construction projects.

Both projects are stalled, with construction being done piecemeal as money becomes available. Total cost to complete the Coalfield Expressway has been estimated at about $1 billion by the state

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Carver Aero closes on Advanced Air deal, announces plans for airport | Local Business News

In addition, Advanced Air has 18 hangars, aircraft maintenance and avionics services, computer testing, fuel and line services and offers insurance approved training.

“We are thankful for the welcome from the city of Council Bluffs and the trust of the airport authority to operate the FBO and MRO and to contribute to the growth of the airport and the community,” said Peter Limberger, chairman of Carver Aero and co-founder of CL Enterprises, the family holding company for Carver Aero.

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Lisa LaMantia, president of Advanced Air, will continue to manage the

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Senate approves I-80 toll bill | Local

CASPER — Wyoming’s Senate approved a bill on Friday morning that would allow the state to charge drivers a toll when trekking across Interstate 80.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation faces a multi-million budget deficit. But legislators have been largely adverse to backing any revenue-generating bills.

Senate File 73 has become one of very few tax bills advanced this session to help the cash-strapped state.

The lead sponsor of the bill, Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said the proceeds generated from a toll on the state’s main east-west thoroughfare would go toward much-needed road and bridge maintenance, traffic safety improvements or

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WATCH NOW: Car-winner who sold vehicle to start charity using same tactic to help others in Fredericksburg area | Local News

“It brings accelerated technology and fun to that program, which are mostly in elementary schools so when they’re at that age, they can start that curiosity and fascination with some of this stuff,” said Shores.

G3 Community Services also has an EYM2 advanced program for middle schoolers and helps graduating high school seniors enter the military or college.

Funding hotel stays to help keep people off the streets and eventually long-term housing are two areas of focus for Micah Ecumenical Ministries from the proceeds gained from the raffle.

The nonprofit works to combat the homeless situation in Fredericksburg.

“Because of

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Car-winner who sold vehicle to start charity using same tactic to help others in Fredericksburg area | Local News

The four nonprofits joined forces to create another raffle, this time for a new Nissan Kicks crossover SUV, which will be given away April 10.

“These four groups agreed to work together, which is amazing to me,” said Pohanka. “A lot of groups want to own their own thing, or they don’t want to share, but these four groups realized together they could do a bigger job in helping each other, than trying to do it on an individual basis.”

Raffle tickets are selling for $100 each and the sale of the tickets is being managed by staff members at

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Amtrak Wants to Expand Across the Nation. Local Politics Might Intervene.

Jim Mathews, the president of the Rail Passengers Association, a rail advocacy group, said that it was not uncommon for communities to see the debate fracture into an argument over whether local funds should go toward subsidizing rail travel for the wealthy, and something Amtrak might see crop up in future expansion efforts.

“They will deploy the old arguments because they do resonate,” Mr. Mathews said, adding that Amtrak must shift the conversation toward the economic benefits of expanding rail service because “as long as the conversation continues to be ‘why are we subsidizing land cruises for old people?’ you’re

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