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  • 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...
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds
    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
  • 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...
  • '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...
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  • 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¬†their parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • There are hidden costs of not moving forward with carbon reduction

    The discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules has quite properly centered around cost. I have been dismayed, however, that the discussion has been entirely focused on whether electrical rates will rise or fall and...
  • Carolina Miranda to lead new culture blog at L.A. Times

    Carolina Miranda to lead new culture blog at L.A. Times
    Carolina Miranda is joining the Calendar staff to lead a new blog called Culture: High & Low, Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan announced.  Here's his memo to the staff: "Please join me in welcoming Carolina Miranda, who has joined the...
  • Graue Mill receives federal grant for flood mitigation

     Graue Mill receives federal grant for flood mitigation
    The sun shone and the murky, tree-shaded waters of Salt Creek were thankfully placid last Thursday morning as residents of a town home and condo association in Hinsdale celebrated news of a $2.57 million federal grant to protect it from flooding. The...
  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...