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Flood prevention aid in current emergency budget proposal

President Donald Trump hopes to increase funding that would make cities and towns more resilient to storms and fires caused by climate change. The president’s $44 billion emergency spending budget earmarks $12 billion for communities most prone to flooding.

Kern County, California, presents business plan to spur economic development

The counties that make up California’s Central Valley often cannot compete with coastal areas in attracting businesses to locate in their area. But the Kern County Board of Supervisors just released a plan that would offer businesses incentives to set up shop there and to expand existing enterprises.

Cases of Legionnaire’s disease increasing, poor water system maintenance could be one factor

Between 2000 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that cases of Legionnaire’s Disease among Americans more than quadrupled. Researchers there are unsure why, but they cite likely contributing factors to the growing numbers are better reporting by state and local health officials as well as better diagnostic tests, degraded water pipes, an aging population and poor building maintenance.