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Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid

Oct. 17, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up, complete with a new pool. An hour's drive to the north, the iconic bridge to the Oceanside pier is deteriorating because the city...

Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

Public meeting on ANR's plans for COVID relief funding

Oct. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss a variety of environmental topics, including the agency's plan to invest about $100 million in COVID-19 relief funding on water infrastructure projects. ...

San Francisco taps Asian American lawmaker for city attorney

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor named state Assemblymember David Chiu to the post of city attorney on Wednesday, an appointment made possible by a widening public corruption scandal that's engulfed the city of nearly 900,000 people. Chiu, 51, will be the...

Contractor pleads to violating regulation after worker death

Sep. 27, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania contractor has acknowledged violating a federal regulation following the electrocution death of a worker at the site of a sewer line installation in Johnstown more than three years ago. The U.S. attorney's...

Water main replacement project coming to NW Indiana.

Sep. 13, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A private utility is launching a more than $24 million water main replacement project in northwestern Indiana. Indiana American Water plans to replace steel and cast-iron pipes in Gary that are older and have broken frequently, the (Northwest Indiana)...

Worker dies in trench collapse in northern Colorado

Sep. 08, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a trench collapse while he was replacing a sewer line at a home in northern Colorado. Longmont police Sgt. Sara Flunker says officers were called to the home Tuesday afternoon, and it took about two hours to reach the...

Louisiana deputy fatally shoots woman who dragged colleague

Sep. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy shot and killed a woman who dragged another deputy with her car after yelling racist slurs at workers repairing a water main, authorities said. Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said...

Program aims to capture storm drain debris headed to lake

Aug. 21, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A new program in Macomb County aims to reduce the amount of trash that reaches Lake St. Clair from a storm drain. A steel bulkhead and a boom have been installed at the outlet of the sewer to capture floating debris before it enters the lake, the...

Minnesota issues plan to treat water marred by 3M chemicals

Aug. 18, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota pollution control and natural resources officials on Wednesday released a $700 million plan to improve the drinking water for 14 Twin Cities communities whose groundwater was contaminated due to decadeslong chemical disposal by 3M Co. The...