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Broadband dearth hinders rural Wisconsin amid virus outbreak

Mar. 28, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Newcomer household near Monroe is fairly typical for rural Wisconsin. It is surrounded by cornfields. The nearest neighbor is a quarter mile down the road. And the internet is terrible. Now the coronavirus shutdown has put serious stress on the family. The teenagers struggle with...

Tennessee gets $476K grant for tornado victim mental health

Mar. 27, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has landed a $476,000 federal grant to support the mental health needs of victims of deadly tornadoes earlier this month. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says the grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis...

Town aims to purchase, revamp historic train station

Mar. 24, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A town in Vermont plans to submit a grant application to purchase and revamp an historic train station. The Rockingham Select Board unanimously approved the town to apply for a federal grant to be used toward the renovation of the Bellow Falls train station, the Brattleboro Reformer...

FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, a Delta Air Lines plane takes off above a taxiing Alaska Airlines airplane at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.  U.S. airlines are asking the federal government for grants, loans and tax relief that could easily top $50 billion to help them recover from a sharp downturn in travel due to the new coronavirus.
Airlines for America, the trade group representing the carriers, posted its request for financial help on Monday, March 16, 2020 just as more airlines around the world were announcing ever-deeper cuts in service and, in some cases, layoffs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9/11

Mar. 16, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

With each day that the coronavirus outbreak spreads and claims more lives, the damage to global airlines rises too. U.S. carriers on Monday put a price tag on their pain: They asked the federal government for more than $50 billion in rescue aid. It is a staggering request for an industry that has chalked up tens...

West Va. gets FEMA grant for 2016 flooding

Mar. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received an additional $1 million in federal grants for debris removal in Greenbrier County after flooding in 2016. The flooding killed nearly two dozen people. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said the grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help...

Census prompts distrust in Fort Worth neighborhood

Mar. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cristina Otera, 59, has never filled out the U.S. census survey even though she's lived at the same yellow corner house where she raised her children and now grandchildren for more than two decades. Otera lives in the United Riverside neighborhood two miles east of downtown Fort...

Federal grant to fund NMSU research of Jupiter's atmosphere

Mar. 5, 2020 12:09 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University have been awarded a three-year grant worth nearly $284,000 to study Jupiter's atmosphere. The grant comes from NASA's New Frontiers Data Analysis Program. The NMSU team will be using data from the Juno mission, which is currently in orbit...

Justices agree to hear Gov. Cooper appeal on federal grants

Feb. 28, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another legal fight between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legsialtive leaders over the division of government powers is heading to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The justices formally agreed on Friday to hear Cooper's appeal of a Court of Appeals ruling from December...

Judge holds case review for former city council president

Feb. 27, 2020 4:22 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a meeting with attorneys in advance of a trial for a former council president in Delaware's largest city accused of using his government position to secure a city grant for himself and a nonprofit he founded. The judge scheduled Thursday's case review as a...

Grants available for developing specialty crops in Virginia

Feb. 26, 2020 3:43 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it expects to administer nearly $540,000 in federal grants for the development of specialty crops. The agency said in a news release that groups looking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in the state are...