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Senior facility where 2 residents died in heat wave sued

Oct. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed alleging that poor management at a Portland senior independent living apartment building contributed to a woman’s heat-related death during June’s unprecedented heat wave. The son of Charlotte Iverson filed the suit...

LA leaders push for measures to prevent heat-related deaths

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders are pushing for measures to monitor and prevent deaths from extreme heat after a newspaper investigation found California has failed to adequately address the health dangers of increasingly hot weather. City Councilman Paul...

Voodoo Doughnuts workers fired in heat wave to get jobs back

Oct. 09, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some workers at Voodoo Doughnuts who were fired during a deadly Pacific Northwest heat wave in June after going on strike are set to get their jobs back. KOIN-TV reports the National Labor Relations Board ruled the workers at the Portland Old Town...

Puerto Ricans fume as outages threaten health, work, school

Oct. 03, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Not a single hurricane has hit Puerto Rico this year, but hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. territory feel like they’re living in the aftermath of a major storm: Students do homework by the light of dying cellphones, people who depend on insulin or...

Cold front eases record-breaking heat in North Dakota

Sep. 29, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A cold front moving through the region has eased record-breaking heat this week in North Dakota. According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday's reading of 100 in Dickinson appears to be the latest in the year that the state has recorded a...

Biden launches plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. ...

Groups ask US to consider extreme heat in border policies

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Human rights groups are calling on the Biden administration to consider the effects that climate change-fueled heat has on migrants when designing the government's border policies. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday released the letter sent by 68 groups to...

Cooling sites to open in metro Vegas due to excessive heat

Sep. 04, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County and Las Vegas officials on Saturday announced they plan to open cooling locations on Monday and Tuesday to provide relief during excessive heat expected in the metro area. An excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for...

Ida's sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

Aug. 31, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no electricity, no tap water, precious little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve. Long lines that wrapped around the block formed at...

Cooling stations open in Vegas as forecasters warn of heat

Aug. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have opened cooling stations in metro Las Vegas this weekend due to a heat wave expected to produce highs of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius). The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning into Monday evening. ...