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Forecasts for New U.S. COVID Cases and Deaths Skyrocket
A draft report from the CDC projects that new cases will grow to 200,000 and deaths to 3,000 – daily, by June 1. The model the White House coronavirus task force uses has increased the projected deaths to nearly 135,000 by early August.
40 Million Californians Ordered to Stay At Home to Contain Coronavirus
The largest state in the country has been ordered to shelter in place.
Federal Policy Would Keep Chinese Railcars Out of the U.S.
Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.
Homeland Security Grants Aim to Harden Transit
Amtrak and a range of big city transit agencies have received federal grants to upgrade their security in the face of terrorism.
Homeland Security Waives More Than 30 Laws to Expedite Border Wall
In the drive to begin construction in New Mexico, the Trump Administration has bypassed dozens of federal environmental regulations.
Army Corps to the Rescue!
In the wake of the slow response by the Trump Administration to the devastation caused by the category 4 Hurricane Maria's direct hit on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been called to rebuild the infrastructure.
Homeland Security Advisor Recognizes Effects of Climate Change, Ignores Causes
In response to a question linking Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to climate change, White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert appeared to recognize the need to adapt. He qualified his statement regarding the "cause" of said climate change.
Department of Homeland Security Will Skip Environmental Review for the Border Wall
Also, the House of Representatives has approved the funding president trump wants for the wall, but the Senate is likely to balk.
Border Wall Plans Following the Path of Least Resistance
Planning of President Trump's proposed border wall is moving along very quietly, and quickly, at a federal wildlife refuge in Texas.
Portland's Plan to Move its Open Air Reservoirs Underground
Though the plan to move water storage capacity for the Washington Park reservoirs underground is getting more expensive, the project must be completed to comply with federal regulations.
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