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Meticulous Restoration Underway at Air Force Academy Chapel

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building …

Insurers Could Face $1B Hit From Hurricane Ida Damage to Offshore Rigs

Insurers are bracing for a hit of about $1 billion from physical damage to offshore rigs and structures from Hurricane Ida, according to preliminary estimates from U.S. property data and analytics company CoreLogic. The estimate did not include losses from …

Viewpoint: Mars Mission Should Inspire Insurers to Embrace Smart Home

In February, an unprecedented winter storm left millions of Texans crippled without power, burst pipes, and compromised water. Homeowners were left both helpless and unaware of what to expect as a bitter cold created chaos across the state. In parallel, …

Congregations Still Recovering From August’s Derecho

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP )– First Assembly of God looked like a “war zone” after the Aug. 10 derecho. Two-thirds of the roof was ripped and water poured into the sanctuary of the building at 3233 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE …

Viewpoint: The Case of the $2 Million Violin

Born circa 1644 in Cremona, Lombardy (today’s Italy), Antonio Stradivari is one of the most famous luthiers (a craftsperson of stringed instruments) to have lived. His creations, including violins, viola, cellos, and guitars, are some of history’s most beloved instruments. …

The Case of the $50,000 Table

Furniture styles have been around from, at least, the beginning of recorded history. From stone “chairs” dating back to the Neolithic Period, early ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece through modern times, differing materials, and different styles have reflected their …

Houston Small Businesses Begin Recovery After Harvey

Josh Beasley and his fiancé bought Houston’s Body3 Personal Fitness on July 1, less than two months before Tropical Storm Harvey swamped the gym with a foot of water and left behind the dank stench of fetid mildew. Wading into …

Assigning Breach of Contract Claim in Florida Doesn’t Violate Policy’s Anti-Assignment, Loss Payment Provisions

The Florida Court of Appeals, Fourth District, in the case of One Call Property Services v. Security First Ins. Co., 2015 WL 2393353 (Fla. 4th DCA May 20, 2015), held that an insured’s assignment of a breach of contract action …

Illinois Children’s Museum Closed Due to Water Damage

The DuPage Children’s Museum is closed because of heavy water damage. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the museum announced Friday it would be closed for repairs for an unspecified period. WLS-TV in Chicago first reported that a burst water …

Vandalized Ohio Juvenile Center Sprinklers Will Cost $1M to Repair

Officials in northeast Ohio say it will cost nearly $1 million dollars to replace vandalized sprinklers at a county juvenile justice center. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports Cuyahoga County officials have proposed borrowing more than $966,000 to replace sprinklers …