Louisville Metro Government officials are still tallying the cost of damage and cleanup from severe flooding in recent weeks. If the city can claim $2.4 million or more in damages, Metro Government can request federal assistance. At last count, $600,000 had been spent to keep flood pumps running and officials estimated an additional $100,000 would be necessary to repair and clean streets.
Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 4:47 pm
By John Felton
This report reviews NPR's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute during the first quarter of 2011. It begins with an assessment of 56 stories and interviews that aired on NPR-produced radio shows, then continues with an assessment of 39 news stories, blogs and other items carried exclusively on NPR's website.
With fuel prices approaching record highs, the delivery of energy saving school buses to Madison County couldn’t come at a better time. Richmond this week welcomes four hybrid buses to the school fleet. Madison County Schools Community Education Director Erin Stewart says the buses will be used on especially busy routes.
Alabama was the hardest hit state in the devastating spate of tornadoes that crashed through the South last week. It had the most deaths, most damaged homes and the most destroyed businesses. One industry in particular suffered deep losses: poultry farming.
At his chicken farm in Blount County — about an hour north of Birmingham — owner Clay Scofield lost about 500 chickens when a tornado ripped the roof off one of his poultry houses.
In all those countries on the left, the incomes of rich households rose at faster rate than the incomes of poor households (though, to be clear, incomes of poor households rose in almost all countries).
Why is this happening? Here are three possible answers from the report.