Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, could be linked to Parkersburg, West Virginia, by trails within the next decade as part of the plans for a larger trail system in the area.
- Residents in Caton, New York, are suing a construction company, alleging the company illegally dumped industrial waste near their properties.
- At least 15 communities in Michigan have locations contaminated by polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the most of any other state in the country.
- City officials in Guelph, Ontario, plan to remediate a park this summer after receiving the final results from soil testing at the site.
- A lawsuit over a 2015 oil spill off the coast of California was certified as a class action by a U.S. District Court judge.
- An analysis of Houston-area neighborhoods identified the areas where homes are expected to gain the most value in the coming years.
- Minimum wage employees in New York are making higher hourly wages, but the state’s new minimum wage laws are having varied effects on workers and employers.
- Property owners in Nebraska want the state Supreme Court to nullify the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s alternate route.
- Nearly 60 percent of the properties in Gwinnett County, Georgia, will have a change in their property value, according to the county’s board of assessors.