By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
July 29, 2015 9:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to avert a looming shutdown of federal highway accounts with passage of a temporary measure that will keep operations funded for the next three months, but the move creates a possible new crisis point for the fall.
The best-case scenario is that all these skilled young cyclists go home and train their parents with their new knowledge. That way, whole families can enjoy the beauty of safe cycling this summer, and into the future.
Some kindergartners are more ready to start school than others. Some attended preschool and have interacted with other children in a classroom setting. Some kids can write their first and last names and recite and write the alphabet. But others are not up to speed. Kindergarten Jump Start gives incoming kindergartners extra help to be ready to start school.
Barrett Business Services Inc., the Vancouver-based supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, said Wednesday it recorded a second-quarter profit of $8.7 million. That compares with a profit of $7.3 million in the April-to-June period of 2014.
By JOAN LOWY and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press
July 29, 2015 4:27 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.
By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press
July 29, 2015 1:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Congress is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town this week for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.