David A. Lieb

  • Associated Press Nov 24, 2019

    Towns Split as Home Buyouts Help People Move on After Floods

    Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. The shingles crunched, but not much else. So she did it again, and again — each time taking a bigger bite with the mouth-like claw, until the...

  • New York Nov 11, 2019

    New Federal Grant Program Allots $10M for Dams in 26 States

    Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did.

  • Governor May 18, 2019

    Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

    Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for...

  • Governor May 18, 2019

    Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

    Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working as a school counselor, and Edwards finds himself an outlier in polarized abortion politics.

  • New York Oct 3, 2018

    Missed Deadlines Cost Millions in Potential Disaster Aid

    As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be on the clock to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government. A missed deadline could be costly, even if it’s not directly the fault of the affected community, according to an Associated...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2018

    Trump's Own Tariffs Make It Harder to Rebuild Infrastructure

    President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure and to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But the second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. That’s because the president’s own tariffs on imported steel have created uncertainty for big transportation projects. Steel is essential to building bridges, roads and rails. The...

  • judge Jun 1, 2018

    Outgoing Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens Signs ‘Revenge Porn' Law on Final Day in Office

    Hours before he was to leave office, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Friday signed into law a measure that makes it a crime to try to blackmail a person using a private sexual image — the same allegation that led to his downfall. The new “revenge porn” law makes it a felony to threaten the nonconsensual dissemination of such an...

  • Illinois May 19, 2018

    Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

    Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans’ charity donor list for his political campaign. It marked the first time Missouri lawmakers had ever achieved the supermajority necessary to summon themselves into a special session. And depending on...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    Missouri Governor Mirrors Trump in Quest to Survive Scandal

    Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from President Donald Trump as he fights for his political survival amid a #MeToo movement that has felled dozens of other prominent politicians and public figures. Referencing events in Washington, D.C., Greitens is using similar wording as Trump to denounce accusations...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    Missouri Gov. Greitens Initiated Unwanted Sex Acts: Legislative Report

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday by a House investigatory committee. The graphic report details multiple instances in which the woman said Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed, shoved and called...

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