Stories tagged: recovery
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Commissioner: 16 people hurt in New York fire will be OK
The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted
A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island
The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
California asks for $7.4 billion to help wildfire recovery
California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
$2.1M in funding secured for Baker Lake recovery efforts
Montana officials say they have secured $2.1 million in federal disaster aid for ongoing cleanup efforts in the town of Baker where a tornado tore up homes, leaving a lake …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Northern California may need years to recover from wildfires
Sonoma County officials said Saturday it will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this month, destroying at …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Texas city requires no Israel boycott for hurricane relief
A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb’s hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm
Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
California fires razed 8,400 buildings, evacuees check homes
Some Northern California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago as wildfires threatened them started returning home Friday to see what is still standing. Authorities raised the number …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
U.S. home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers
U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires
Communities in Northern California prepared for another day under siege Friday, despite being driven to exhaustion by evacuations, destruction and danger in the deadliest week of wildfires the state has …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 11 a.m.
Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey
The choice of former Shell president Marvin Odum to advise the mayor on storm recovery efforts reflects Houston’s history as a Texas oil town, long before it became the nation’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
VP Pence tours islands wrecked by Hurricane Maria
From high above and on the ground, Vice President Mike Pence took in the devastation Friday that Hurricane Maria has brought to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. He …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Complicated recovery awaits victims injured in Vegas attack
Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Trump scoffs at ‘politically motivated ingrates’ after Maria
President Donald Trump on Sunday scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane and said the federal government had …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Volkswagen promises to roll out 2 new models every year
Volkswagen plans to offer two new U.S. models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties as it tries to attract new customers and recover …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Florida recovers, rests, reflects in wake of Hurricane Irma
Across Florida, people spent Sunday trying to get back to normal after one of the worst storms to hit the state since Hurricane Andrew.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Irma wipes out dreams across independent-minded Florida Keys
Tim Stanton emerged from his ruined workshop off Highway 1 on Big Pine Key and collapsed to the ground, his sunburned, tear-covered face contorted in anguish.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Irma recovery could require 11M meals, 24,000 tarps and more
With the arrival of what is potentially one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Florida, officials have set aside 0.85 million gallons of water, filled 67 trailers with …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Former U.S. presidents raising money for hurricane relief
The five living former U.S. presidents said Thursday they would team up to create the “One America Appeal” to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana seek to …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Immigrants are sought for labor shortage in Harvey recovery
With Harvey’s recovery underway, day laborers are in high demand – many of them immigrants and many in the country illegally.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Houston braces for more flooding, chemical plant fires out
Authorities carried out a controlled burn Sunday at a chemical plant damaged by Harvey, sending small flames and gray smoke into the sky, after saying the highly unstable compounds that …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
VW plots return to relevance in U.S. following diesel scandal
Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Housing recovery has some big winners – and a lot of losers
A controversial report last week from Trulia, the popular real estate website, upends conventional wisdom that the housing market is back to where it was in the halcyon days of …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Wounded Mount Vernon police officer to return home on Valentine’s Day
The family of a police officer who went blind after he was shot while on duty said he is expected to return home on Valentine’s Day.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Gonzaga takes healthy approach with big center Karnowski
Opponents looking for Przemek Karnowski’s flaws might want to scrutinize his form on a yoga mat.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control
The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Recovering alcoholic helps others find ‘pure life’
Shawn Kingsbury sobered up and something truly amazing happened …