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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. |Feds propose dropping songbird from endangered species list

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Kirtland’s warbler, a colorful songbird that was nearly wiped out by habitat loss and a wily rival, has bounced back and is ready for removal from the endangered species list, federal officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed dropping legal protections for the … Continue reading TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. |Feds propose dropping songbird from endangered species list

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Arizona governor welcomes US border deployment

WASHINGTON |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says his state welcomes the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. In a statement Wednesday, Ducey says he looks forward to working closely with federal officials on the issue. President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Arizona governor welcomes US border deployment

FEMA: Flood insurance premiums to rise this year

NEWARK, N.J./April 2, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Flood insurance premiums will rise again this year, according to federal officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said flood premiums will jump about 8 percent, the Asbury Park Press reported. The average flood policy will cost $935 annually, up from $866 last year. That does not include surcharges homeowners must … Continue reading FEMA: Flood insurance premiums to rise this year

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —  With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference. You’d be wrong. Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of … Continue reading Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries