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STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fatal fentanyl-related overdoses jump in Vermont; Spokane looking at its municipal broadband options; Florida school security upgrades divert education funds; and priorities for Nashville’s new mayor.
Today’s storm will be tomorrow’s high tide.
March 9, 2018
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah governor prays for much-needed snow; Wisconsin’s lead-foot problem; convicted Pa. mayor makes appeal to citizens; and homelessness hits new lows in Lexington, Ky.
There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.
Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.
Just how targeted are the sensors in South Bend’s sewers?
Sen. John Boozman, an Arkansas Republican, says new legislation is meant to help communities "of all sizes, in every state secure loans so they can improve their crumbling infrastructure."
A new federally-funded initiative seeks to connect residents impacted by the drinking-water crisis to wellness and recovery programs and resources.
Many of the Grand Canyon State’s residents are only living there now thanks to this action by Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.
But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.
Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.
, The Atlantic
November 8, 2017
Perfluorooctanoic acid, an ingredient used in Teflon, is not currently regulated by the EPA, so state or local governments aren’t required to test for them.
November 7, 2017
Private wells aren't regulated like public water systems in the U.S.
October 18, 2017
It’s one of the concerns local government officials have as Congress looks to reauthorize the financially-stressed National Flood Insurance Program.
The storm has turned most of Beaumont, Texas into “an island,” isolating a city of 120,000 residents, many who now find themselves scrambling for water.
, Special to Route Fifty
September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey’s unusual path could hit Houston with rain and storm surges at the same time—surfacing gators, snakes, sewage, and coffins.
, The Atlantic
August 25, 2017
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | There’s no budget contingency plan in South Dakota; Iowa DOT graphic designer hurt by public’s complaints; and “Baltimore has had more than enough time to think” about Confederate statue removal.
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