U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Overseas military families lose AFN; access to other services remains unclear

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Defense Department personnel and their families overseas woke up Saturday to much confusion, uncertainty and some anger …

Military

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The first thing Todd Parker acknowledges is that his proposal is a bit unusual. The second is that, regardless, he’s certain it can be done.<p>“Big …

Salt Lake City

Bald eagles came back from brink, but are numbers dropping again? One researcher fears so

APPLE RIVER, Ill. _ In this very important month for the bald eagle, Terrence Ingram is trying to upend conventional wisdom about our majestic …

Birds

Icy photos show Coast Guard, freighters pushing through Great Lakes freeze

<b>The groaning sound of metal hulls pushing through ice has been a growing refrain across much of The Great Lakes this week as the Arctic cold snap</b> …

U.S. Coast Guard

Impact of government shutdown on Oregon's local, state agencies

The federal government shutdown left Northwest officials and residents wondering Friday what happens to programs and jobs across the region.<p>The …

Portland, OR

There are no shortcuts to defeating Trump

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><b>Friday’s dispatch: There</b> …

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NJ Politics Digest: Pulling the Plug on Chris Christie’s Anti-Drug Ad Campaign

Not only is Chris Christie out of the State House, he might also be off our television sets—at least in a series of ads featuring the former governor …

New Jersey Politics

From the People Who Brought Us Dallas' Fake Rapids, Collapsing Concrete Trails

Apparently, a full removal to restore the river to its condition before construction of the fake kayak rapids would have cost two to three times the …

Dallas

South St. Paul nabs $1.26M state grant to clean up future FedEx site

Money from state will prepare the way for building a distribution center. The site once held a sewage treatment pond and unpermitted dump.

Keystone XL Pipeline Obtains Enough Shipper Commitments to Proceed

TORONTO—TransCanada Corp. said on Thursday it has received enough commitments from oil shippers for its Keystone XL pipeline expansion and that work on the controversial project could begin in 2019.<p>Oil companies are on board to ship 500,000 barrels a day for 20 years, “positioning the proposed …

Business

With California Freeway damaged by mudslides, commuters find alternatives

Acres of mud and debris continue to make travel in and out of the Santa Barbara, California area a big challenge. So commuters are relying on some old fashioned transportation alternates.<p>It usually takes Mitchell Guzman about 40 minutes to get from Ventura to his job in Montecito. But today with …

California

Platform collapse near Portage beach no surprise for park officials

Local and federal officials said they were not surprised when high water and sand erosion caused a platform near a popular beach at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk to collapse, possibly over the weekend, but the storm clouds that caused the damage may have a silver lining.<p>Portage Parks …

In remote areas of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, volunteers still serve as a crucial lifeline

SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico — As Puerto Ricans struggle to get back on their feet nearly four months after Hurricane Maria, some parts of the island feel like the devastating storm just happened — no power, no water and little access to provisions.<p>In these areas, volunteers like Nicole Bonilla are a …

Latino News

Armed Federal Agents Seize 'Massive Store' Of Rebuilding Materials Kept From Puerto Rico's Hurricane Victims

Months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, nearly half the island's residents are still without power, and although the Federal Emergency …

Conservative View

‘Historic’ increase in Great Lakes water levels

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Between the glistening, ice-covered light posts and massive mounds of snow, the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven …

Puerto Rico Utility Workers Charge That Federal Government Is Hoarding Reconstruction Supplies

After armed federal agents entered a warehouse owned by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, on January 6, they said the …

Ricardo Rosselló

Oops. Miami Beach built a seawall without a permit and may have to tear it down

Miami Beach has run afoul of environmental regulations by building an unpermitted seawall, prompting the firing of the engineer who has overseen …

Miami

Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces another setback in North Carolina

The Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources has rejected the pipeline's erosion and sediment control plan for the northern portion of the …

Environment

Major Dam Project Could Leave Oregon's Detroit Lake Empty For Years

A project intended to improve conditions for endangered fish could mean essentially emptying Detroit Lake for one or two years.<p>The U.S. Army Corps of …

Oregon

North Bay fire cleanup resumes after state steps in

Cleanup crews are rolling into four fire-scorched Northern California counties again after the state approved a new agreement for debris removal, sidestepping a dispute that had property owners worried about how quickly they could begin rebuilding.<p>Debris removal was halted last week in Napa, …

Sonoma County

Frustrations, dark discoveries mount for California town

Most of the people of Montecito, ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide, were under orders to stay out

California

Audubon Society Takes Fight Over Chatfield Water Development to Appellate Court

Significant change is coming to Chatfield State Park, and local environmentalists are on high alert. Construction started on a $180 million water …

Denver

Puerto Rico’s power outage keeps getting weirder and more infuriating.

It turns out that the territory’s utility has been withholding supplies needed to restore power after Hurricane Maria.<p>In a tense, armed standoff last …

Ricardo Rosselló

Puerto Rico to probe report power parts were overlooked

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico's governor is asking the island's Justice Department to investigate a report that material needed to restore power to the island was overlooked for months in a government-owned warehouse.<p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told The Associated Press this week that …

Puerto Rico

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Fishing Report: Jan. 11, 2018<p>Posted January 11, 2018<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> The AZGFD fishing report is a free resource meant to inform anglers, and remember …

Fishing

Groups sue to block construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a bid to block construction of a 162-mile-long (261-kilometer) crude oil pipeline …

Business

Puerto Rico governor orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor has ordered an investigation of materials discovered in a warehouse belonging to the U.S. territory's electric authority that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said are critical to restoring power following September's Hurricane Maria.<p>Governor Ricardo …

Caribbean

Armed Federal Agents Enter Warehouse in Puerto Rico to Seize Hoarded Electric Equipment

On Saturday, a day after becoming aware of a massive store of rebuilding materials being held by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the U.S. …

Latino News

Puerto Rico Governor Asks DOJ to Investigate Island's Public Power Utility

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló has asked the Justice Department to investigate the island's public electric utility after federal agents said they found large quantities of critical rebuilding materials stored in a warehouse owned by the public utility.<p>On Saturday, employees of the Federal …

Caribbean

N.J. to turn 240 acres of Liberty State Park into wildlife oasis

JERSEY CITY -- A 240-acre section of Liberty State Park that has been closed to the public for decades because of contamination would be transformed …

New Jersey