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  • Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

    Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave
    The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
  • Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials

    Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials
    At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
  • 57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

    57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
    Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children...
  • Contractor to again sift debris from deadly Washington landslide

    Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains. The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO...
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  • Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work

    Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work
    The Village of Hinsdale has agreed to provide $104,000 to help pay for flood protection at a small community on its north side that has been ravaged by floods in recent years. "Every little bit helps," said Peter Schroth, a resident of Graue Mill...
  • 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 pi├▒atas 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...
  • U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance

    U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
    The number of federal contractors that have been suspended or excluded from future contracts for poor performance has more than doubled in the past five years — a development that watchdogs inside and outside of government say is positive. The...
  • 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...
  • 'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border

    President Obama on Monday ordered a new level of interagency cooperation to deal with what he described as “an urgent humanitarian situation”: unaccompanied minors trying to enter the country illegally. But it’s unclear exactly what this...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without┬átheir parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...