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Daughters of Carl Levin christen US warship bearing his name

Oct. 02, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The future USS Carl M. Levin was christened Saturday by the Michigan senator's daughters, who simultaneously smashed bottles of sparkling wine against the warship's bow at Bath Iron Works. Daughters Erica Levin, Laura Levin and Kate Levin Markel...

Community service programs awarded $1.1M in federal funding

Oct. 02, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Community service programs in Rhode Island will receive $1.1 million in federal funding. Rhode Island's congressional delegation said Friday that ServeRI programs will receive the money through the American Rescue Plan Act. The goal is to...

Rhode Island fire departments sharing $5.5M in FEMA grants

Sep. 05, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nineteen Rhode Island fire departments are getting a total of $5.5 million in federal grants that can be used to buy new equipment and upgrade training to enhance public safety, the state's congressional delegation said. “These grants will help...

Bill to name post office after fallen soldier moves forward

Aug. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A bill to name a Rhode Island post office after a soldier who died in service to the country has passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation that passed unanimously this week would name the facility in the Slatersville section of North...

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

Jul. 30, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87. The Harvard-educated civil rights attorney and...

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

Jul. 30, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on Capitol Hill. ...