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Flood-prone town seeks higher ground

Roger Alford AP Writer Martin, KY (AP) — The trucks have come again to haul away soaked sofas and waterlogged mattresses. Cars that weren’t moved soon enough have been towed away, their engines and interiors fouled. The 600 people who ...

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Construction numbers trending upward

Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington (AP) — Construction of new homes jumped in May by the largest amount in three months, an encouraging sign that the nation’s deep housing recession is beginning to bottom out. The Commerce Department said ...

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Wisconsin considers shoreline building changes

Todd Richmond AP Writer Madison (AP) — Shoreline property owners would have to limit the size of new driveways, decks and roofs under changes to Wisconsin’s waterfront building regulations announced by state environmental officials Wednesday. The revisions represent the first ...

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