24 05, 2019

Recovery Begins in Missouri’s Capital After Tornado Sweeps Area

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A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens injured. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and …

24 05, 2019

Watchdog Report: North Carolina Delayed Spending Federal Hurricane Matthew Funds

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Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina’s spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency. The non-partisan Program Evaluation Division also found …

23 05, 2019

Growth in Construction, Freight Has Been Good News for Inland Marine Insurance

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The inland marine insurance segment has grown steadily in the past decade in tandem with increases in construction spending and the transport of goods, with direct premiums written nearly doubling to $24.5 billion in 2018 from $13.3 billion in 2009, …

23 05, 2019

EPA Begins Rewrite of Rules on Costs, Benefits of Environmental Regulations

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The Trump administration is planning to write new rules for how it weighs the human costs and benefits of environmental regulations, a move that could make it harder for future presidents to stiffen limits on pollution and combat climate change. …

23 05, 2019

Washington Couple Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

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Brittany Jones and Steven Jones, of Marysville, Wash., each were charged with one count of filing a false insurance claim in Snohomish County Superior Court on May 14. The charges stem from an auto insurance claim and follow an investigation …

23 05, 2019

Alaska Air Carrier Suspends Operations After 2nd Crash

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An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes …

23 05, 2019

Colorado Refocuses Rules on Safety, Won’t Halt Drilling

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Colorado officials said that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department …

23 05, 2019

Woman Who Claimed Abuse Was Ignored Reports Gets $1.7M

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Washington state has agreed to pay $1.7 million to a woman who claimed social workers failed to investigate reports of neglect and sexual abuse three decades ago. The Seattle Times reported a judge signed off on the settlement to the …

23 05, 2019

North Carolina Department of Insurance Releases Smartphone App for Agents

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The North Carolina Department of Insurance has released a smartphone app for insurance agents offering information such as educational opportunities, NCDOI agent services contact info, and agent notifications from the department. The new MyDOi smartphone app went live May 22, …

23 05, 2019

Mississippi Seeks to Reduce Rising Fire Deaths with Free Smoke Alarms

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The Mississippi Fire Marshal’s office is giving away smoke alarms to try to reduce fire deaths. Mike Chaney is the state insurance commissioner and fire marshal. He says having a smoke alarm can cut the risk of fire death in …