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Administration Clears Hurdle for Construction of Wall Prototype

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel tossed a lawsuit brought by California and advocacy groups challenging plans to construct a prototype of the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. So reports an NBC 7 San Diego affiliate.


Forman Allegedly Raped Apprentice, Forced Her to Work Rest of Day

Prosecutors allege work-site foreman Matthew Riley of Washington raped an apprentice several times and threatened to silence her. So reports Komo News.


Next Phase of Tampa Airport Project Calls for $300M+ in Upgrades

Tampa International Airport is expecting to expand on its $971 million construction upgrade with another $184 million expansion of its main terminal and $120 million relocation of the airport's energy plant. So reports The Tampa Bay Times.


Golden State Warriors' Arena Construction Not Meeting Small Biz Goals

The construction of the Golden State Warriors’ $1 Billion arena is supposed to meet a hiring goal of 50% small businesses, but only 18% are reported. So reports NBC Bay Area.


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DEP Slaps Sunoco with $12.6M Fine on Mariner East 2 Pipeline

Following permit violations, the Pennsylvania DEP slapped Sunoco Pipeline LP with a $12.6M fine and suspension on the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project. So reports


USGBC: Massachusetts Paces Nation in LEED

Massachusetts, New York and Illinois lead the U.S. in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification per capita. So reports Building Design + Construction.


Arrest Made After Skid Steer Lifted from Colorodo Construction Site

With the help of a photographic neighbor, police have identified a suspect who allegedly stole a skid steer from a Grand Junction, Colorado construction site. So reports the Daily Sentinel.


As ‘Slot’ Homes Draw Ire, Denver Plans Zoning Changes

City planners in Denver are making changes to zoning rules to curb the construction of “slot” homes, which have irked some residents. So reports an ABC affiliate in Denver.


New Texas Solar Farm to Be Finished By Year’s End

Despite traditionally being focused on oil and gas, construction has begun on what will be Texas’ largest solar farm to date. So reports Houston Public Media.


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