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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free app connects users to Pembroke Pines police

    The Pembroke Pines Police Department has released a free smartphone application that allows users to upload photos and GPS information to report possible crimes. The MyPD app can be used on both iPhone or Android phones and is not intended for use during...
  • Mathews Board of Supervisors approve $2 million FEMA grant

    The Mathews Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment Tuesday to accept a $2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate nine flood-prone homes. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer...
  • 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 piñatas 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...
  • Power lines caused the 30,000-acre Powerhouse fire, U.S. officials say

    Power lines caused the 30,000-acre Powerhouse fire, U.S. officials say
    A wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres in Santa Clarita last year was caused by electrical power lines, federal officials said Monday. Although the U.S Forest Service said in a statement that power lines caused the Powerhouse fire, officials...
  • Lawmakers press DHS head to stop children crossing the border

      Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the...
  • Meals tax referendum will be on November ballot

    A proposed meals tax in Mathews County will go before voters in November in the form of a referendum. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to allow the public to decide whether or not the county should levy the tax on prepared food and beverages...
  • Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]

    Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]
    President Barack Obama seems to be having quite a difficult time trying to find shelter for the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed into our country ("U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). His administration...
  • Obama warns Central American parents not to send kids to border

    President Obama is telling Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty to keep them at home.  “Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through...
  • 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...