KALISPELL, Mont. — An increase in freight traffic and hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements on BNSF Railway tracks across North Dakota and Montana combined to make Amtrak travel less than reliable in recent months, BNSF officials said.
A Camas dentist said Monday he expects to break ground early next year on a $3 million retail strip center that will round out the Mill Plain Crossing complex in the Columbia Tech Center mixed-use development in east Vancouver.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.
By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune
December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
CHICAGO — As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.