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Lawmakers reintroduce bill to revise FEMA formula for natural disaster aid
Emergency Management
Federal lawmakers from Illinois renewed their push to revise the aid formula used in determining how much the U.S. government provides to aid communities recovering from natural disasters.
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Bill would allow for needle exchanges in counties at-risk for HIV outbreak
WXIN-TV
State Health officials released new numbers showing 81 people have tested positive for HIV, with cases related to an outbreak in Southeast Indiana. A bill is making its way through the house would allow for needle exchange programs in 23 counties.
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The budget reserves we need for the next recession
Governing
In 2008, most states and local governments were substantially underprepared for any economic downturn, let alone one the size of the Great Recession. Now, five years since the end of the recession, state and local governments have never lagged the rest of the economy by a greater margin.
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Survey shows gaps in public awareness of coastal storm risk
The Day
A survey of Connecticut coastal residents highlights the need for public education about hurricane risk and preparations that would enable more people to evacuate during severe storms.
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Top Cincinnati lawyer: Use of private cops puts city at risk
WCPO-TV
A law that allows Cincinnati police to grant full police powers to certain citizens may be doing more harm than good, a top city lawyer told council members Monday.
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Crime, public safety laws clear governor's desk
Santa Fe New Mexican
Gov. Susana Martinez recently signed three crime-related bills recently passed by the state Legislature. All three bills passed both chambers of the Legislature with virtually no opposition and relatively little debate.
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Michigan police now have access to check auto insurance
Claims Journal
Police in Michigan are using an easy way to check whether a motor vehicle is properly insured. Starting last year, police got access to information on whether a vehicle is insured by running a license plate number through an in-car computer, The Bay City Times reported.
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How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters
Equipment World Daily
Researchers from the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University and BAE Systems are working on a prototype drone system that could be used to detect and map transportation infrastructure damage as a result of natural disasters.
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Medical and safety experts say they lack tools to identify suicidal pilots
The Wall Street Journal
Pilot suicide has long been recognized as a potential danger in aviation, but medical and safety experts say they still lack reliable tools to identify or track aviators at greatest risk of hurting themselves or others.
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