News
5:21 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Albany County to start a community bus service

Albany County officials will be providing bus service up and down Grand Avenue.  The free transportation will go from First Street to WalMart.  County Commissioner Tim Chestnut says it will feature eleven stops and will run until ten each night.  The service will be overseen by the University of Wyoming.  Chestnut says if the bus service is popular…they will try to expand it.“I think that is the hope so we could at least do a 3rd street route.  I was talking to Mark Collins, who is the head of UW Transportation, he would like us to do something from WalMart out to the airport.

News
5:19 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Albany and Carbon County declared flood disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Albany and Carbon counties as natural disaster areas because of flooding. The designation from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provides emergency loans and compensation for farm income lost because of a natural disaster.
 Farmers and ranchers in the surrounding counties of Converse,
Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Platte and Sweetwater also qualify for
USDA assistance because they are next to Albany and Carbon counties. Big Horn County also is seeking a disaster designation from USDA.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Albany and Carbon counties as natural disaster areas because of flooding.
The designation from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday
provides emergency loans and compensation for farm income lost
because of a natural disaster.

The Two-Way
4:15 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

2,400 Flights Cancelled Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 4:17 pm

Irene is already causing travel headaches: Airlines have cancelled 2,400 flights so far. As it works up its way through the East Coast of the United States, Bloomberg reports, it is forecast to move through busiest airspace in the country.

That means: Delta has cancelled 1,300 flights; Jet Blue will drop 75 percent of its weekend trips; American Airlines is planning to scrap 265 flights.

Bloomberg adds:

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The Two-Way
3:40 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

FAA Says Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Is Ready For Passengers

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport as fire engines spray it with water during a test flight.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Three years behind schedule and several billion dollars over budget, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is finally set for its first commercial flight. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the plane its OK and Boeing will make its first delivery in September.

Bloomberg reports:

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U.S.
2:58 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Cuts Short Jersey Shore Summer

Rain from Hurricane Irene has started falling off the coast of the Carolinas. All the way up to Maine, residents are preparing for the storm, which is expected to pound much of the East Coast this weekend.

On the Jersey Shore, Cape May County officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

The small community of Stone Harbor sits on a barrier island and early Friday morning, the sounds of tourists were replaced by drills as business owners covered windows with plywood.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:06 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Perry Hopes To Turn Medical Liability Record Into Votes

Just a few weeks into his campaign, Texas Gov. and presidential candidate Rick Perry isn't talking a whole lot about health care, except to criticize President Obama for last year's law. And he's not considered a health care expert. But he's is passionate on one point: Fixing the nation's health care system must include a major reform of the medical malpractice system.

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The Two-Way
1:53 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

The Northeast Has Seen A Hurricane Lull, But It Doesn't Mean There's No Risk

National Hurricane Center

Over the past decade or so, we've seen hurricanes pound the Gulf states. Of course foremost in the national consciousness is still Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall near New Orleans in 2005.

Not only that but if you exclude Florida, the last major hurricane — meaning category 3 or stronger — to make landfall in the Eastern Seaboard was Hurricane Fran, which made landfall in North Carolina in 1996. But during the past two decades, the Gulf Coast has seen Andrew in 1992, Opal in 1995, Bret in 1999, Charley and Ivan in 2004 and Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005.

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Around the Nation
1:33 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

As Irene Lashes Carolinas, N.Y., Jersey Shore Evacuate

This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Irene as it approached the East Coast on Friday.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:30 am

More than 2 million residents along the Eastern Seaboard have been ordered to move to safer places as Hurricane Irene lumbers toward the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Memorial Will Offer Obama Occasion To Address Race

President Obama delivers remarks at the "Let Freedom Ring" concert at the Kennedy Center on Jan. 18, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
Aude Guerrucci Getty Images

President Obama is getting criticized from all sides lately, and the African-American community is no exception. In an op-ed piece in Friday's New York Times, Princeton professor Cornel West condemned the president for ignoring homeowners, workers and poor people and, instead, giving "us bailouts for banks, record profits for Wall Street and giant budget cuts on the backs of the vulnerable."

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