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Hurricane Victims Frustrated with Slow Housing Recovery

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson’s home — damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 — still wasn’t fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is …

Duke University Pays $112M to Settle Faked-Research Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C .– Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician’s fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday. The private university …

North Dakota Gets $7M in FEMA Grants

North Dakota is getting more than $7 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to bolster safety and emergency preparedness programs. The state’s congressional delegation says the FEMA grants are for local, state and tribal government and law …

Nebraska Fire Departments Get $187,000 From Forest Service

The Nebraska Forest Service has allocated $187,000 in federal grants for volunteer fire departments. The service announced this week that the U.S. Forest Service is providing the funding. The money will be used for 91 Nebraska community projects through the …

Arkansas Fire Departments get Grants

Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have announced that two Arkansas fire departments will share more than $340,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grants announced Thursday are from the department’s Assistance to Firefighters …

Alabama Gets $30M More for Tornado Recovery

Alabama is getting more than $30 million in additional federal grants to help with the recovery from deadly tornadoes in April 2011, Gov. Robert Bentley announced Tuesday. Bentley said the recovery from the tornados that killed more than 250 people …

Louisiana Parish Gets Money to Elevate Homes

St. Bernard Parish officials say the suburban New Orleans community has $10 million in federal grants available to help residents elevate their houses and ease the danger from flooding. The Times-Picayune reports the announcement by Parish President Dave Peralta came …

Illinois Fire Departments Receive $300,000 in Federal Grants

Six fire departments across Illinois will split nearly $300,000 in federal grants aimed at improving response to fires and other emergencies. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. …

Motorcycle Deaths Climbing in Tennessee

As the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes continues to climb in Tennessee, an audit shows that federal grants used to increase motorcycle safety is too restrictive. The Tennessean reports the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that there were too …

Missouri Gets $1.2M in Federal Food Safety Grants

Missouri has received more than $1.2 million in federal grants for its food safety efforts. About $900,000 will go to the state health and agriculture departments. The agencies will develop training programs for state and local officials who might be …