Bloomington-Normal’s role in ‘electric vehicle revolution’ attracts visit from Transportation Secretary

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Bloomington-Normal is at the center of the “electric vehicle revolution” during a visit Saturday. One of Buttigieg’s stops was the Electric Vehicle Energy Storage worker training program at Heartland Community College. The Heartland program, which has received $7.5 million in state money, is temporarily headquartered in a building on […]

Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg As Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, which makes him the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet post. Buttigieg is tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change. He easily passed a vote on Tuesday. The 39-year-old former mayor […]

Biden Administration Takes Shape

Editor’s Note: This is an updated post on President-elect Joe Biden building his administration. Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president in January 2021. Biden Picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh As Labor Secretary Jan. 7, 2:09 p.m. — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, choosing […]

6 Takeaways From The New Hampshire Primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders won narrowly, but can he expand his base? Pete Buttigieg again did well, but in another largely white state. And the story of the night was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s third-place finish.