| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:10 AM
More and more Laguna Beach businesses in downtown and Laguna Canyon are installing fixtures designed to keep their floors dry during a flood.
The city has mandated that businesses in flood zone areas add the hardware by December.
The City Council gave...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If President Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the edge...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The federal government shutdown on Tuesday has left Colorado officials scrambling to keep emergency relief and recovery operations continuing in the wake of last month's massive flooding.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Even though the political deadlock that has forced a partial shutdown of the federal government continues, some emergency workers are going back to work to deal with the growing threat from Tropical Storm Karen.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As luck would have it, I had two interesting experiences last week: visiting my granddaughter's kindergarten class; and watching Republicans in the House of Representatives deal with their constitutional responsibility to pass a budget. The two events...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The cost of fighting the massive Rim fire — which on Tuesday became the seventh-largest wildfire in California’s recorded history — has topped a reported $27 million.
That means the fire, which on Tuesday grew to roughly 280 square...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- When Craig Fugate was Florida's emergency operations chief, he achieved celebrity status alongside then-Gov. Jeb Bush during the disastrous 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.
Since then, as President Barack Obama's top administrator at...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Tropical Storm Karen weakened to a depression as it hovered off the Louisiana coast on Saturday after earlier fears it would reach hurricane strength prompted the evacuation of some coastal areas and disrupted U.S. energy output in the Gulf of Mexico....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John T. "Jock" Menzies III, chairman of The Terminal Corp. and founder, president and chairman of American Logistics Aid Network, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an accident at his Arnold home. He was 69.