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Trump made fun of Secret Service chief's ears and called him 'Dumbo'

President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.The White House announced the departure of Randolph Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favour with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr Trump’s emp...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, China, Cnn, Iowa, Wisconsin, Secret Service, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Immigration And Customs Enforcement


Hungry People and an ‘Abandoned’ Hospital: Puerto Rico Waits as Washington Bickers

A languishing island hospital and expired food aid are some of the signs that rebuilding has stagnated nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
Tags: News, Hospitals, Puerto Rico, Food Stamps, Humanitarian Aid, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Puerto Ricans, Federal Budget (US, Rossello, Ricardo A (1979-, Disasters and Emergencies, Hurricane Maria (2017, Vieques Island (Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Waits, Washington Bickers


Hunger and an ‘Abandoned’ Hospital: Puerto Rico Waits as Washington Bickers

A languishing island hospital and expired food aid are some of the signs that rebuilding has stagnated nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
Tags: News, Hospitals, Puerto Rico, Food Stamps, Humanitarian Aid, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Puerto Ricans, Federal Budget (US, Rossello, Ricardo A (1979-, Disasters and Emergencies, Hurricane Maria (2017, Vieques Island (Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Waits, Washington Bickers


A Conservative Case against Statehood for Puerto Rico

Earlier this week at for National Review, Kyle Sammin made “a conservative case for Puerto Rican statehood.” Some people might think that it’s unusual to see a conservative make that argument, but actually, it isn’t. As Sammin notes in his column, for decades the Republican-party platform has favored statehood for Puerto Rico. So have George W. Bush, along with his father and other, mostly moderate Republicans.It’s a bit like the illegal-immigration argument. Democrats favor illegal immigration ...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Washington, White House, Republican Party, George W Bush, Susan Collins, Puerto Rico, Trump, House Senate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Accounting Office, Kyle Sammin, Sammin


Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says

The report said sensitive personal information of victims of the 2017 California wildfires and three hurricanes was needlessly shared with a contractor.
Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Inspectors General, Identity Theft, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Transitional Sheltering Assistance, Wildfires


Trump Surveys Tornado Damage in Alabama, and Signs Some Bibles, Too

President Trump’s visit to Beauregard came after a tornado killed 23 people, and offered him a chance to act as consoler in chief — a role in which he has sometimes struggled.
Tags: News, Alabama, Tornadoes, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Beauregard, Donald J, Beauregard (Ala


US rejects $306M for repair of nation’s tallest dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state agency says the federal government has rejected $306 million in reimbursements for California’s repair of the nation’s tallest dam. The amount is less than half of what California has so far requested from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair Oroville Dam, where spillways crumbled and fell away during […]
Tags: News, California, US, Ap, Nation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sacramento Calif, Oroville Dam


Trump Surveys Tornado Damage in Alabama

President Trump’s visit to Beauregard, Ala., came five days after a tornado outbreak killed 23 people. “You saw things that you wouldn’t believe,” he said.
Tags: News, Alabama, Tornadoes, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Donald J, Beauregard (Ala


Creek Indians donate $180,000 to cover funeral costs for 23 Alabama tornado victims

In Alabama, authorities confirm that The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $180,000 to cover all costs for funeral services and interment for the 23 people killed in Sunday’s tornado in Lee County. The county coroner announced this news on Thursday. From AL.com: “The coroner’s office received word that they wanted to help and reached out to them and they agreed. Their first commitment was for $50,000. Later they called back and ask me what it would take to cover the costs and I gave them a ...
Tags: Post, News, Disaster, Alabama, Native Americans, Extreme Weather, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Lee County, Alabama Georgia, Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Picks, Disaster Relief, Creek Indians, DisasterAssistance, Climate Disasters, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris


Search The Thousands of Disaster Buyouts FEMA Didn't Want You To See

NPR analyzed records from a Federal Emergency Management Agency database of more than 40,000 buyouts and found that most went disproportionately to whiter communities. (Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Hiker rescue reimbursement bill advancing through Legislature, Ige not worried about federal rail funds, 'lava bomb' tour boat victim sues, Maui development fight, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hiker on Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News A bill that would require public safety agencies to seek reimbursement from hikers who are rescued while trespassing on public trails is making its way through the state Legislature. Star-Advertiser.More security could be coming to the state Capitol, but how will that affect access? Hawaii News Now.Legislators are considering a bill to require licensing or accreditation of all private schools in Hawaii because of fears unlicensed operations m...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Volcano, Illinois, Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature


NYC to pay back over $5 million in Superstorm Sandy funds

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached a tentative settlement to pay back $5.3 million obtained through fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy. The New York Times says the city got relief funds for supposedly storm-damaged Department of Transportation vehicles that had actually been out of use before […]
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, New York Times, Department Of Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency


Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency

President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long's resignation earlier this week.
Tags: Cnn, Fema, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long


Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jeffrey Byard held several positions with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency before he joined FEMA in 2017 during the agency’s response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Byard is currently the […]
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Washington, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Fema, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Harvey, Irma, Byard, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Jeffrey Byard


Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, Resigns After Two Turbulent Years

Mr. Long was praised for the agency’s handling of Hurricane Harvey, but criticism over its Hurricane Maria response and his reported misuse of government vehicles shadowed him.
Tags: News, Long, Trump, Humanitarian Aid, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security Department, Appointments and Executive Changes, Donald J, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Disasters and Emergencies, William Brock, Hurricane Harvey (2017, Hurricane Maria (2017, Brock Long FEMA


FEMA administrator resigns

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long announced Wednesday that he is resigning.
Tags: News, Fema, Stories, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long


FEMA head Brock Long, investigated over vehicle use, resigns

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency resigned Wednesday after a two-year tenure in which he managed the response to historic wildfires and major hurricanes but was dogged by questions over his use of government vehicles.
Tags: Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long


Head of FEMA resigning, questioned over use of vehicles

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina.
Tags: Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency


FEMA Administrator Brock Long resigns

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long announced Wednesday that he is resigning.
Tags: Cnn, Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long


Woolsey fire government help extended to Feb. 15

  Homes destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Crags Road in Agoura Hills, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Woolsey fire victims have a new deadline, Feb. 15, to receive help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Association and to make a choice on fire debris removal through Los Angeles County (in partnership with CalRecycle). The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services received approval for an exte...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Fema, Local News, Ventura, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, Agoura Hills, Woolsey, Westlake Village, Small Business Association SBA, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht, Woolsey Fire, Butte Los Angeles


Thursday is application deadline for Woolsey fire victims

LOS ANGELES — Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, is the deadline for Woolsey fire victims to apply for federal grants, small business loans and debris removal. Residents have until Thursday to: — Submit right-of-entry forms to opt in for state workers to remove debris from properties or to opt out of the program — Apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency grants — Apply to the Small Business Administration for home or business loans Right-of-entry forms can be found online at www.lacounty.gov/lacounty...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Local News, Malibu, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration, SBA, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Woolsey, Top Stories LADN


Woolsey fire recovery center closure and debris removal deadline is Jan. 31

Woolsey fire victims have two days left to receive in person help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Association at the Disaster Recovery Center in Agoura Hills. Also, in order to avoid late fees regarding fire debris removal, property owners with destroyed property must submit their choice of removal by filing by Jan. 31. Property owners have two choices on how to clear debris from their property, according to Leslie Luke, director of Los Angeles County’s Rec...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Luke, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, San Fernando Valley, Agoura Hills, Woolsey, Small Business Association, Small Business Association SBA, Top Stories LADN, Disaster Recovery Center, Woolsey Fire, Leslie Luke


FBI Concludes Las Vegas Mass Shooting Probe Without Finding Gunman’s Motive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high-stakes gambler who rained down a hail of gunfire, killing 58 people from his high-rise casino suite in Las Vegas wanted infamy and mass destruction, the FBI told the Associated Press Tuesday, but took whatever motive might stretch beyond that to his grave. “It wasn’t about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or venue,” said Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office. “It was all about doing the maximum amount of damage and him obtaining so...
Tags: News, Ap, Fbi, Philippines, Associated Press, Catholic, Las Vegas, Reno, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Clark, Rouse, Clark County, Lombardo, Mandalay Bay, Joe Lombardo, Danley


Gavin Newsom becomes a main face of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’

No sooner had Gavin Newsom taken the oath of office as governor than he made it clear he will not fear becoming the new face of the national “resistance” to President Trump. Before Newsom took office, plenty of other Democrats were fighting Trump’s policies, which aim to reverse multiple environmental and social policies designed by both Democratic and Republican presidents of the last 50 years. In his own state, United States Sen. Kamala Harris assiduously set herself up to run for president wi...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Fema, Rocklin, Air, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown


GOP plan to end shutdown fails in Senate

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON — A Republican plan to end the partial government shutdown failed in the Senate on Thursday and one put forward by Democrats faced dim prospects. The GOP plan, supported by President Donald Trump, would have given him the money to build his border wall but did not get the votes required to advance in the Senate. Next up was a Democratic bill that would reopen federal agencies through Feb. 8 while bargainers seek a budget accord, an approach that GOP lead...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, Party, Republican, Donald Trump, John Kelly


Senate rejects rival Democratic, GOP plans for ending government shutdown

WASHINGTON — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it is inflicting around the country. In an embarrassment to Trump that could weaken his position whenever negotiations get serious, the Democratic proposal got one more vote than the GOP plan. There were six R...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gop, South Dakota, Commerce, House, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi


‘We Didn’t Get Ph.D.s Just to Sit Around’: Civil Servants’ Good Will Erodes

As the shutdown slogs on, scientists, engineers and other high-skilled civil servants are starting to question the appeal of government work.
Tags: News, Research, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Politics and Government, Shutdowns (Institutional, Engineering and Engineers, Government Employees, John H. Glenn Research Center