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  • 3 WV marching band directors to be inducted

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is preparing to induct the first three members into the West Virginia Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Oct. 25. The induction will occur during the awards ceremony at the...

  • Safety concerns continue as workers complete I-25 expansion project

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Safety problems continue to be an issue on the Interstate 25 expansion project between Monument and Colorado Springs. A crash Wednesday night on southbound I-25 occurred after a driver swerved to avoid lane closures and construction equipment, said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the...

  • Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly...

  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up...

  • Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno. The Truckee Meadows...

  • Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy. Some suburban officials have criticized the...

  • Hagan calls for travel restrictions to stem Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is joining the call on the Obama administration to establish a temporary travel ban on travel from nations affected by Ebola. In a statement released Friday, Hagan said a travel restriction should be part of a broad strategy to...

  • Airline that carried Ebola patient offering 20 percent discounts today

    By Terry Maxon, The Dallas Morning News -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    DALLAS - Frontier Airlines, which had the misfortune of carrying a Dallas nurse with Ebola, might be hurting for reservations. It sent out emails to customers Friday offering them a 20 percent discount on tickets booked Friday. The discount is good for travel from Oct. 23 through...

  • Gov't to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration announced Friday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland...

  • Brand USA, roads on Southeast tourism agenda

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Reauthorizing Brand USA and fixing the nation's aging highway infrastructure are top concerns for the tourism industry in the Southeast. About 200 industry representatives met in Charleston this week for a meeting of the Southeast Tourism Society which...

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