FEMA has $7.6M for Snohomish County
Members of Washington's congressional delegation say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will give Snohomish County nearly $7.6 million as the first payment in a grant program that reimburses local governments for spending on recovery after federally declared disasters.
Squabbling stalls rail safety push
By JOAN LOWY
Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.
N.D. OKs power line in historic battlefield area
By JAMES MacPHERSON
North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and American Indians occurred in 1864.
Building ban eyed in slide hazard areas
The Snohomish County Council has drafted an emergency, six-month moratorium to ban new housing construction within a half-mile of landslide hazard areas, such as the Oso community hillside that collapsed March 22.
Heathrow's new $4.2B terminal set to open
By GREGORY KATZ
The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.
Clean energy lab dedicated in Idaho
The 148,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Laboratory was dedicated Tuesday at the Idaho National Laboratory's Research and Education Campus.