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A new report finds nearly half the residents of Martin County, Kentucky, cannot afford water service. Local activists with the Martin County Concerned Citizens are ringing alarm bells about water affordability as the beleaguered county faces another likely water rate increase in the coming months. Since the ReSource first reported on its water crisis two years ago,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state’s highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded. A fact-finding effort by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration identified a number of causes for the lack of broadband availability to… Read More
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia suspension bridge has reopened more than a month after it was closed when a charter bus weighing well over the weight limit crossed the span. The state Division of Highways says in a news release the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was opened to traffic Tuesday. A charter bus weighing… Read More
Democratic congressional leaders called the White House meeting “very constructive,” but the big question remains unanswered. The parties will reconvene in a few weeks to discuss funding options.
Sacramento, Calif., is one of the first U.S. cities to have 5G wireless service and its mayor sees it giving the city an edge in attracting businesses and autonomous-vehicle technology.
A water system in eastern Kentucky that was on the verge of collapse could soon get much needed improvements. Many Martin County, Kentucky, residents were without water for long periods this winter. The crisis drew attention amid a national discussion about infrastructure priorities, and put a spotlight on the sort of water woes that are… Read More
When President Trump picked the Ohio Valley as the setting to promote his infrastructure plan, he also drew attention to an overlooked part of the nation’s transportation system: inland waterways. Agriculture, energy, and manufacturing interests all depend heavily on the Ohio’s aging navigation system. The president’s speech in Cincinnati cheered many industry leaders who have… Read More
A recent breakdown at an Ohio River dam served as a wake-up call about the aging infrastructure that keeps river commerce flowing. The Ohio is one of the country’s busiest working rivers and some navigation controls are approaching the century mark. I went to see these ailing structures and a new multi-billion dollar project in… Read More