Office buildings, schools and towering landmarks were being inspected Wednesday for hidden structural flaws a day after initial checks turned up sparse damage from a rare East Coast earthquake.
Steve Szkotak AP Writer Orange, VA — Officials in central Virginia approved a Walmart Supercenter near one of the nation’s most important Civil War battlefields, a proposal that had stirred opposition by preservationists and historians. The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 early Tuesday to grant the special permit to the world’s biggest retailer [...]
Published: July 16, 2009
Tags: Alabama, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, Energy Department, energy-efficient, federal government, homes, insulation, stimulus money, Virginia, weatherization, weatherize, Wisconsin
Phillip Rawls AP Writer Montgomery, AL — Ready or not, states are getting a tenfold boost in federal money to weatherize drafty homes, an increase so huge it has raised fears of waste and fraud and set off a scramble to find workers and houses for them to repair. An obscure program that installs insulation [...]