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Colorado may test new system to predict fire, flood behavior
Claims Journal
The large, destructive wildfires and major flooding that have ravaged Colorado in recent years often gave responders little warning. But what if state officials had up to 18 hours to organize before a wildfire changes directions or flooding intensifies? That's a question lawmakers are pondering this session as they decide whether to test new technology designed to predict flooding and wildfire behavior.
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Millions at risk of losing coverage as justices take up challenge to Obamacare
The Washington Post
The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell insist that people who buy coverage on the federal exchange are not entitled to subsidies, noting that the law says financial help is available for those who enroll through exchanges "established by the State." The Obama administration argues that Congress clearly intended to help everyone who qualifies for it.
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'Megadroughts' predicted to ravage the southwest
Emergency Management
The Southwest, including California, along with the Great Plains states, will endure long-lasting "megadroughts" in the second half of this century, worse than anything seen in the past 1,000 years, a team of climate experts said.
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Disaster mitigation conversation needs to happen
Business Insurance
Talk is cheap. But sometimes, talk can prevent something very expensive from happening. That's why U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's call for a national debate of natural disaster policy is more than welcome.
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Getting serious about risk management
Employee Benefit News
Success in today's complex business environment has become greatly dependent upon workforce productivity. A talented team of employees who lack proper safety controls and operational processes will more often than not struggle to meet its full potential. On the flip side, a workforce that understands and contributes to those key operational components greatly enhance the chance of increased profitability for an organization.
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Study: Frequent small earthquakes raise risk of bigger ones in Oklahoma
StateImpact
The daily occurrence of small earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling in Oklahoma increases the likelihood of larger earthquakes, new research suggests.
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Inside the First Amendment: Public health risk trumps conscience in vaccine debate
Centre Daily Times
Alarm over the current measles outbreak that began mid-December at the Disneyland theme park in California — more than 100 cases in 14 states reported in January — has renewed debate about laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia mandating that students be vaccinated for certain diseases before entering school.
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Is student data at risk due to out-of-date privacy laws?
CIO
As tech companies look to tap into the burgeoning education market with new applications and services for the classroom, lawmakers are worried that current privacy laws offer insufficient protections for student data.
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Risk disclosure for public-private partnerships under scrutiny
The Wall Street Journal
Public-private partnership risks are on the agenda of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which sets financial reporting standards for the federal government. An exposure draft issued in October called for more disclosure of the risk of deals where the government turns to the private sector to provide infrastructure, goods and services.
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