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'Things are dire': $16B bay flood plan for worst NJ storms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday warned of a “dire” situation that is likely to get worse as they explained details of a $16 billion plan to lessen back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore. At an online...

California moves to return beach seized from Black couple

Sep. 09, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers unanimously moved Thursday to allow the return of prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who were stripped of their resort for African Americans amid racist harassment a century ago. What was known as...

Opponents of aquaculture operation in Belfast go to court

Aug. 21, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Nordic Aquafarms are suing over the Belfast City Council’s unanimous decision to use eminent domain to get an easement across a piece of disputed mudflat. Two individuals and the Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area...

Baton Rouge eyes ex-golf course in $9.3M flood control plan

Aug. 07, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge officials are eyeing a closed golf course as a floodwater detention area, but the owner says he doesn't want to sell. The city-parish announced Friday that the Louisiana Watershed Initiative had awarded it $6 million to buy 65 acres...

Legislative committee to hear bills related to real estate

Aug. 01, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would crack down on anyone who installs a camera to record activities in a neighbor’s backyard is just one of dozens of pieces of legislation set to be heard at a virtual public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill...