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Large Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Fears, Fleeing

JUNEAU, Alaska — A magnitude 7.5 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning Monday for a nearly thousand-mile stretch of Alaska’s southern coast, with waves over 2 feet at the nearest community as the threat subsided. The quake was centered near Sand …

Oklahoma Lawmaker Files Bill to Fund School Storm Shelters

An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation that would ask voters to decide whether to fund storm shelters in public schools. The measure was filed Wednesday by Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs, a Democratic candidate for governor. It is similar …

Schools in Colorado Report Hail, Storm Damage

The heavy rain and hail that hit Weld County, Colo., on Saturday damaged not only crops but also schools. The Greeley Tribune reports Windsor Middle School’s ceilings collapsed from the water, and Tozer Primary School had water damage to about …

Recalled Frozen Food May Have Ended Up in Schools

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen food recalled amid an E. coli scare may have been served in schools, according to the company that manufactured the items. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp. has over the past two weeks recalled …

Shatterproof Glass Planned for New West Virginia Schools

Some West Virginia lawmakers want officials to consider bulletproof glass as the state renovates and builds schools. But School Building Authority Executive Director Mark Anthony Manchin questioned the cost during a Tuesday presentation at the Legislature. Manchin outlined safety features …

Atlanta Buildings Getting Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Atlanta Public Safety Committee has voted to install carbon monoxide detectors in all public buildings and schools. WSB-TV reports the committee unanimously voted to pass the ordinance Tuesday. The vote comes more than a month after a carbon monoxide …

Six Schools in Mississippi County Getting “Safe Rooms”

DeSoto County, Miss., school officials plan to build safe rooms at six schools that would serve as safe locations during a tornado. The Commercial Appeal reports school board members this week approved advertising for bids after being briefed on a …

EPA Grant to Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Oklahoma

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a more than $242,000 grant to the Oklahoma Department of Labor to reduce asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings. The $242,322 grant was announced Tuesday in a news release from EPA. Asbestos …

Nevada Charter Schools to Inspect for Asbestos

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says 12 Nevada charter schools are taking steps to comply with federal law regarding inspection and management of asbestos-containing materials. Five of the schools are in Clark County and seven are in Washoe County. Of …

Three Charged in Kentucky County Arsons

Three people in western Kentucky have been indicted for going on what police say was a “burning spree” in Ohio County earlier this year. Police say one of the targets was Horse Branch Elementary School. Kentucky State Police charged 37-year-old …