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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.


Despite Rumors, TransCanada Says Keystone XL on Track

Canadian energy company TransCanada said it is planning to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline despite speculation regulatory setbacks in Nevada threatened to derail the project. So reports The Washington Times.


After Strong Gains, Housing Starts Dip 8.2% in December

After strong gains in October and November, groundbreakings on new homes dipped 8.2% in December. So reports USA Today.


Chamber of Commerce Calls for Gas Fee to Fund Infrastructure

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue recommended a 25-cent federal fuel “user fee” as part of a four-point plan to modernize the nation’s infrastructure.


Site Worker Charged for Putting Co-worker in Coma, Cover-up

Two construction workers are facing assault and tampering charges after an alleged alcohol-fueled altercation at a loading dock. So reports The Boston Herald.


Construction Halted on Controversial Pennsylvania Pipeline

Citing spills and other environmental violations, regulators in Pennsylvania ordered construction to be halted on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline. So reports The Hill.


Costs Escalate on Bayonne Bridge Project in N.J.

The Bayonne Bridge is a major artery connecting Staten Island, N.Y., North Jersey and the greater NYC area. So reports The News & Observer.


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