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  • Training to help Israel

    Training to help Israel
    Local residents are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there. Recently, 65 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project's training sessions at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish...
  • Water district considers using storm money for pay increases

    Water district considers using storm money for pay increases
    Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal. While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...
  • Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester

    Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER – A lack of public input and limited resources have hampered ideas for the future use of a slew of properties acquired with federal grant money, according to Gloucester County planners. Officials attempted to gather input from the...
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Four vie for Lauderhill Commission Seat 4

    Three first-time candidates stand between Commissioner Hayward Benson and a third consecutive term as Lauderhill City Commissioner. If he wins, it will be his final term as a city official. The others seeking Seat 4 are William Cossio, Denise Grant and...
  • Commissioners praise city manager

    The reviews are in; Coconut Creek has an amazing city manager, according to city commissioners and department heads. City commissioners recently gave Coconut Creek City Manager Mary Blasi an outstanding review by praising the improvements in the city...
  • Residents' wells dry up as lake drawdown begins

    Even though work will not begin on the proposed Glasgo Dam repair project until next spring, residents around Glasgo Pond are already feeling the pinch, as their wells run dry and town officials scramble to find some way to alleviate the problem. Randy...
  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening

    Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening
    Peninsula-area health-care workers and first responders spent the week planning and preparing against the spread of the Ebola virus, with no cases in Virginia so far. Three Ebola cases in Dallas and known negative tests in Richmond and Newport News...
  • Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes

    Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes
    Downers Grove received a federal grant this week to assist the village in addressing flooding problems in the area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it awarded the village more than $820,000 as part of its Hazard Mitigation...