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  • Make mitigation national priority before another hurricane strikes

    Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
  • O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

    O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims
    Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday. The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...
  • President Obama's just plain folks

    President Obama's just plain folks
    By Philip Bump During his news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama made a strong assertion about the CIA's behavior under his predecessor. The United States, he said, had tortured some "folks." The contrast between the act and the description of...
  • Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept. Gets Federal Grant For Radios

    Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept. Gets Federal Grant For Radios
    MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios. The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
  • Toledo, Ohio, lifts ban on its drinking water

    Toledo, Ohio, lifts ban on its drinking water
    A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said. "Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piƱatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • Poquoson residents get 10 percent discount on flood insurance

    Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating. This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...