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Water crisis tests Mississippi mayor who started as activist

Sep. 30, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Mississippi's capital was 5 years old when his parents moved their family from New York to Jackson in 1988 so that his father, who had been involved in a Black nationalist movement in the 1970s, could return to the unfinished business of challenging inequity and...

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...

US awards $73M contract for Navajo-Gallup water project

Sep. 23, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has awarded a $73 million contract to construct pumping plants as part of an ongoing project to bring drinking water to parts of the Navajo Nation and to residents in northwestern New Mexico. The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday...

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

Sep. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there’s another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought. The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of the region, but...

State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill

Sep. 19, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River. The 11-page order describes disputes between Lockhart Chemical and the Department of...

Lawsuit seeks repairs to troubled Mississippi water system

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new class-action lawsuit seeks to force Mississippi's capital city to fix its troubled water system, including removal or repair of pipes and equipment contaminated with lead. The suit was filed Friday in federal district court, a day after the state health...

Governor: Mississippi capital's water is again safe to drink

Sep. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After nearly seven weeks of being forced to boil their water before drinking it or using it to brush teeth, people in Mississippi’s largest city were told Thursday that water from the tap is safe to consume — but Jackson's water system still needs big repairs that the...

US withdraws polluted Montana site from new mining

Sep. 13, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have withdrawn parcels of public land near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana from future mining to protect a reclamation area where more than $80 million has been spent to clean up past mining contamination. Mining will be barred...

EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

Sep. 13, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it's being brought in to investigate the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city. Emergency repairs are underway after problems at Jackson's main water treatment plant...

In Mexico's dry north, Colorado River adds to uncertainty

Sep. 12, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

MEXICALI (AP) — When Gilbert Quintana, a farmer in the Mexicali Valley, learned he would soon lose 15% of his water supply, he did what he's done before in a pinch: buy water from other growers in northern Mexico. But Quintana worries that such workarounds won't always be possible....