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Health department: Wells flooded by Ida should be tested

Sep. 16, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Owners of private water wells that might have flooded during Hurricane Ida should have their water tested for contamination, the Louisiana Department of Health said Thursday. The department said in a news release that the wells must be...

Teachers organize supply drive for Ida-impacted schools

Sep. 16, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Area teachers are helping after a Louisiana community's only school had over a foot of water inside after Hurricane Ida struck last month. Levees, though elevated in recent years, breached and teachers from the neighboring community of Chackbay...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 16, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. September 14, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: With Nov. 2 general election approaching, make sure you are registered to vote The upcoming Nov. 2 locally doesn’t have the glitz and controversy of 2020, when Democrat Joe Biden and...

University to receive $11 million for cold weather research

Sep. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to develop better material and manufacturing technology to withstand cold weather. South Dakota Mines will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of...

Arizona utility: Really wet summer follows very dry winter

Sep. 16, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The second-driest winter on record in the Salt River Project's watershed was followed by a monsoon that the water and power utility said was the second-wettest since it started keeping records nearly 110 years ago. The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 250,000...

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

After Ida hits, August industrial output gains slow to 0.4%

Sep. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as shutdowns of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Plant closures long the Gulf Coast as well as lost oil production during...

Vermont governor seeking disaster assistance after flooding

Sep. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from...