Flood Management Training Would Cut Cost of Flood Insurance, But Many QC Gov'ts Won't Go

River Action is encouraging cities, counties, and other agencies to help lower the cost of flood insurance for residents of the Quad Cities. Next week in Moline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a four-day training so employees of local governments can earn certification as flood plain managers. Michelle O'Neill reports it's led by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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NPR's David Greene talks to NPR's Claudia Grisales and Democratic House impeachment manager Rep. Jason Crow, as lawmakers acting as prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial wrap up arguments.

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U.S., mayors join forces to save their minor league baseball teams,

From time to time between now and Census Day, we will be talking about various aspects "the count."  This time, Jay Pearce talks with Dave Geenen, Executive Director of the Doris and Victor Day Foundation - which is playing a lead role in an effort to get Rock Island and Scott County residents to participate.  They talk about why it is important to get an accurate count.

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Construction workers in China were scrambling to build a makeshift quarantine and treatment facility on the outskirts of Wuhan, the epicenter of a rapidly spreading new viral pneumonia that has killed 26 people and infected 876 others in the country.

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The State Department has rejected a request from London to hand over a U.S. diplomat's wife who fled the U.K. last year after she was involved in a head-on car crash that killed a young British man.

According to local police, Anne Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit 19-year-old Harry Dunn, riding a motorbike, on Aug. 27 in Northamptonshire, in central England.

A State Department spokesperson, who called it a "tragic" accident, said Sacoolas had "immunity from criminal jurisdiction."

Rep Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the lead House impeachment manager, said Wednesday, "We're trying this case to two juries: the Senate and the American people."

It's not just the prosecutors who are approaching the Senate trial as having two distinct audiences.

When thousands of anti-abortion rights activists march in Washington, D.C., on Friday, President Trump will be there. It's the first time a sitting president will address the March for Life, an annual event organized decades ago in response to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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