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2011-07-22 16:54:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With ten days left before the looming Congressional deadline to raise the debt ceiling, fifty of the nation's mayors, led by US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, met in Los Angeles today to urge Congress and the Administration to reach an agreement on the debt limit to prevent default. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) "Default will have an immediate and catastrophic impact...

2009-06-12 15:11:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- At 10 a.m. on Saturday church bells will mark the one-year anniversary of one of the largest disasters in U.S. history based on damage to public facilities. On June 13, 2008, the Cedar River crested at 31 feet and flooded 10 square miles of the center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I'm sure most Americans don't realize that the 2008 flood was this devastating," said Kay Halloran, Cedar Rapids Mayor. "I hope the nation doesn't forget that Cedar Rapids...

2008-10-01 03:00:14

By Futrell, Ashley Weigh the park and recreation policies of the two major presidential candidates. The 2008 presidential election is just a few months away and a great deal of attention has been given by the candidates to a variety of issues important to Americans, ranging from health care to national security to the state of the economy. Both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama have been questioned by voters who want to know where they stand on issues that are important to them. As...

2008-09-19 03:00:28

The Town of Blacksburg, Virginia is requesting sealed proposals to obtain miscellaneous professional services on an as needed basis within the following disciplines airport engineering, civil engineering, water systems and tanks, sewer systems and pumps, architecture, landscape architecture, database programming/GIS support, technical support, planning, land surveying, geotechnical, environmental assessment and mitigation, structural engineering and mechanical engineering. Projects may...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 2--WAVELAND -- City residents will be seeing a door-to-door survey taken over the next few days as officials gather information to be used in applications for millions of dollars in federal recovery grants. Like other governments in Hancock County, Waveland faces an Aug. 8 deadline to submit proposals for a share of nearly $200 million being directed to the county through federal Community Development Block Grants. The money is to be used...

2008-08-02 00:00:14

By JOHN LUCAS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7433 or lucasj@courierpress.com A half dozen Western Kentucky communities were nearly $4 million richer by the time Gov. Steve Beshear completed a whirlwind tour of the region Thursday afternoon. Beshear delivered grants... mostly federal funds that pass through the state treasury... to finance a variety of local projects in Muhlenberg County, Dawson Springs, Princeton and Sturgis. The governor also conducted one of the 13 town...

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