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An overturned truck sits among the wreckage of homes on Shackleford Road. A tornado destroyed or damaged hundreds of home, businesses and vehicles in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Biden OKs request for 100% cost coverage for Arkansas storm cleanup

BY: - April 8, 2023

President Joe Biden on Saturday authorized an increase in the level of federal disaster response funds to 100% of the costs for debris removal and emergency protection stemming from the March 31 tornadoes that hit central Arkansas. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had requested the increase on Tuesday after touring damaged areas of Pulaski, Lonoke and […]

President Joe Biden speaks Feb. 16, 2023, about the U.S. response to the high-altitude Chinese balloon and three other objects recently shot down by the U.S. military over American airspace.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden says no evidence yet that unidentified flying objects were tied to China spying

BY: - February 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — In his first address since the U.S. military shot down three unidentified flying objects last weekend, just days after taking down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon, President Joe Biden on Thursday defended the actions and said the skies above the U.S. will now be more closely scrutinized. Biden, who was under increasing pressure […]

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon on Feb. 5, 2023, off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

China balloon’s voyage across Alaska, Montana and U.S. enrages members of U.S. Senate panel

BY: - February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators grilled Pentagon officials Thursday on why a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon was permitted to fly over Alaska and across the lower 48 states before being shot down off the coast of South Carolina. The Senate Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, led by Montana Democrat Jon Tester, featured […]

Puerto Rico to get $60M to prep for future hurricanes, Biden announces

BY: - October 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday landed in Ponce, Puerto Rico to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona and announce $60 million in funding to help the island prepare for future hurricanes.  The visit came after the Category 1 hurricane in late September damaged the power grid, leaving millions in Puerto Rico without power. […]