Biden Facing Fire and Anger During New Mexico Visit | Political News

By MORGAN LEE and CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) – President Joe Biden will visit New Mexico on Saturday to talk about his administration’s efforts to tackle wildfires as residents smolder with anger over how federal officials allowed planned burns to spread out of control, leading to the largest blaze in recorded … Read more

Aging Dams Could Soon Benefit From $ 7B Federal Loan Program | Political News

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Eight years after Congress created the program, the US Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $ 7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the US The Corps published a proposed … Read more

California Lawmakers Mull Buying Out Farmers to Save Water | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – After decades of fighting farmers in court over how much water they can take out of California’s rivers and streams, some state lawmakers want to try something different: use taxpayer money to buy out farmers. A proposal in the state Senate would spend up to $ … Read more

California Cuts Grass Watering Down as Drought Dries West | Political News

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state’s drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board … Read more

AP Interview: Scottish Leader Stresses Independence, NATO | Political News

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ANNA JOHNSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe’s crisis over Russia’s war in Ukraine only makes Scotland’s drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” to ensure stability and security in Europe as an eventual member … Read more

Millions Must Cut Water Use in Drought-Stricken California | Political News

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California’s gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as drought continues to plague the state. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water … Read more

Millions Must Cut Water Use in Drought-Stricken California | Political News

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California’s gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as drought continues to plague the state. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water … Read more

US ‘Clean Energy’ Loan for Australian Plant in Louisiana | Political News

VIDALIA, La. (AP) – An Australian company’s Louisiana subsidiary could get up to $ 107 million in US Department of Energy loans to expand a plant that produces materials for electric car batteries the department said Monday. The loan to Syrah Technologies LLC would be the Biden administration’s second clean energy loan. The money is … Read more

Power Plan Paused by NJ Governor in Minority Area Is Back | Political News

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press NEWARK, NJ (AP) – A New Jersey sewage treatment plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood is pressing forward with its plan to build a gas-fired power plant, three months after the state’s governor paused the proposal to make sure it does not overly burden the already polluted community. In January, … Read more

Major Remake of School Nixed After Students Filmed Disrepair | Political News

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Despite a student-produced video showing gaping holes in ceilings, crumbling bathrooms and signs warning of possible electrical shock around utilities in one room, a metro Atlanta school board has decided not to put Druid Hills High School in line for a major modernization project. Instead, the DeKalb … Read more

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