Flash Floods Damage More Than 30 California Homes – Quincy Herald-whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Parts of New Mexico were under a flash flood watch after a week of rains and damaging floods. A midnight flash flood pinned a family of 13 from Las Vegas against a Utah canyon wall near Zion National Park on Saturday morning as rushing water pulled their tents, minivan and two other vehicles downstream. Emergency workers used rope to pull them to safety across the river. Dillon reported from Forest Falls. Associated Press writers Christopher Weber in Los Angeles, Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, N.M., and Annie Knox in Salt Lake City contributed to this report. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Plain Talk: Beware of those Koch brother candidates : Ct

Well, if the city should be so stubborn, the Kochs are promising to file a lawsuit, which they promise will tie up the issue in the courts for years into the future. Interestingly, another Koch company that stored petcoke in a Detroit neighborhood finally acquiesced to clean it up after getting considerable pressure from officials in the bankrupt city. The Tribune noted that the brothers don’t appear to be quite so accommodating in Chicago, though. Yes, these are the kind of citizens who want us to believe that they’ve picked out candidates who will best serve the people. No, they haven’t. They’ve picked out the candidates who will best serve the Kochs and their greed for more profits.
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‘Cardinal Pride’ inspires school district to come together – WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Jon Mickle, the Director of Buildings and Grounds Director for Meridian CUSD 223 in Stillman Valley, said, “Thisis a community stepping up to help make the schools look great for the start of the school year.” Dozens of volunteers worked all dayThursdayto do yard work and maintenance on school buildings and sheds. “Our students and community deserve to return to schools that have immaculate facilities,” said Mickle. “As a result of the district wide budget reductions there are some jobs that we needed help to complete.” Some of the projects included flower bed preparation at Highland, Monroe Center, Meridian Junior High and SVHS. Concessions stand painting, repairing wooden benches and field prepat Cardinal Fields. Storage shed painting and door replacement at SVHS. All content Copyright 2000 – 2014 WorldNow and WREX.
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