Other stories by Kelley Lindsey

  • Americans complacent about disasters

    Survey shows residents are less prepared to deal with an emergency than they think.

  • 25 mayors vie to be the next 'World Mayor.'

    Twenty-five mayors from around the world are vying to be the next "World Mayor."

  • Workplace safety tips

    U-TECK, a manufacturer of products for state DOTs, municipalities, and the telephone and electrical industries, shares tips on how to improve workplace conditions and reduce injuries.

  • Trash travels by rail car in Roanoke, Va.

    In 1992 Vinton, Va. --in partnership with the city of Roanoke and Roanoke county-- became one of the first cities in the United States to use existing railroad tracks to transport solid waste from its transfer station to a landfill.

  • Congressional transportation bill passes

    The long-disputed federal transportation bill has finally been passed by both houses of Congress, after compromise from both sides of the aisle. Republicans dropped provisions that would have sped up approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and one that would have loosened restrictions on...