Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2017"

By Don Jergler Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle fires have been activated to fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, Calif. Currently, the activation is scheduled … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Don Jergler The Arizona State Transportation Board is poised to announce a project grant to a company that will work on a system to reduce the risk of wrong-way driving. The board’s decision will come after Gov. Doug Ducey called for state … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Don Jergler A judge has refused to block a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal    &nbsp…(Read More)

By Don Jergler The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded in a channel between the islands of Hawaii and Maui. The agency said the quake was recorded at 2:01 local time Sunday about 16 miles southeast of Kaupo, Maui, at … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal&nbsp…(Read More)

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and prompted some evacuations and rescues in western Pennsylvania, but no major injuries were reported. Forecasters said a stalled system resulted in conditions more similar to winter than summer and dumped as much as five … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Responding to top government officials in 12 oil and gas producing states that threatened to sue over the state’s climate initiatives, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said: bring it on. In June, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sent a letter … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a federal disaster declaration has been approved for 16 counties affected by storms and tornadoes in mid-May. Fallin said Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved declaration for Alfalfa, Beckham, Cherokee, Coal, Cotton, … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones The Ohio State Fair opened on July 27 but its amusement rides remained closed one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air. Video … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones The Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that preempts existing local ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide. In May, the Republican-controlled Legislature made Texas one of the country’s last states to outlaw texting while … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal&nbsp…(Read More)