A gas pump in Jacksonville, Fla.
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April 06, 2016

Decatur Gauges Impact Of Gas Tax

It's been nearly a week since Decatur's 5-cent a gallon motor fuel tax, for street repairs, took effect.  The city is also is charging a extra penny for diesel fuel.  Jay Billingsley, a third-generation gas station owner, calls it a "tough pill to swallow," but says he also has many loyal customers.  Public Works Director Rick Marley says the tax is needed for "hundreds" of projects.

In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides through a hallway at CenturyLink Field on an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a "hoverboard."
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January 12, 2016

U Of I Bans Hoverboards Across Urbana Campus

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus has expanded a ban on hoverboards to all campus facilities as of January 18th.  The initial ban was limited to campus housing.  A U of I news release cites concerns over fire safety concerns with the two-wheeled scooters.

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