May 12, 2021


Colorado family battles with insurance after losing home in fire

Courtney and Todd Walsh have a spreadsheet of every item they ever owned to try to justify their worth to the insurance company.

BOULDER, Colo. — On a Friday morning in Boulder at the base of Chautauqua Mountain, the Walshes get their kids ready for school in a rental home. 

“We’ve been here since December, so we’re sort of getting used to the new normal,” said Courtney Walsh, a wife and mom of two kids. 

It’s their second time getting used to a new normal during the pandemic. 

“We’re used to change at this point,” she said. “I think a

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Yellen under fire for failing to testify about COVID relief funding on Capitol Hill

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is under fire for missing an April deadline to testify before the House and Senate Small Business Committees, even though she is required to do so under the coronavirus relief bill law passed by Congress in December. 

The $900 billion stimulus bill, which former President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, stipulates that the Treasury secretary and Small Business Administration administrator must testify before the House Small Business Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship no later than “120 days after the date

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Fire destroyed 100-year-old N.J. business. Competitor stepped up to save it from going under.

Last year was already a rough year for an awards shop owner based in Hunterdon County.

Then, in early November, his home and business of 100 years went up in smoke.

“The bottom line is the entire shop was scorched, and the engraving machines were melted,” John Bradshaw, owner of Bradshaw Awards in Stockton, said. “And the smoke damage — because we had all these acrylic awards and things like that that went up in smoke — created this really dense smoke that just destroyed the rest of the building.”

The fire, which began with an electrical problem, broke out

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CNN’s Don Lemon Gets Personal In New Book ‘This Is The Fire’ : NPR

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to CNN anchor Don Lemon about his new book, This is the Fire — What I say To My Friends About Racism.


Don Lemon spends his weeknights on CNN covering and framing the public’s understanding of everything from Donald Trump’s presidency to the ongoing racial reckoning. In his new book, “This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism,” Lemon takes a personal look at the legacy of slavery and racism in America and explains what he’d like to see as the way forward for a divided country.

Don Lemon,

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Crews fight to contain large fire at paper recycling business in SW. Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Update 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021: What started as a grassfire at about 3 p.m. Monday spread quickly once it reached the property for International Paper, a recycling business in the 4300 block of West 29th Street South (near West Street and Southwest Boulevard) in southwest Wichita.

The Wichita Fire Department said embers from the grassfire did not hit the building for the business, but recyclables outside caught fire and spread quickly with the strong wind. The fire reached the fence line of a nearby mobile home park, but no property damage was reported. There

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Recent fire sparks discussion about renters insurance options

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) – Local fire officials with the Hannibal Fire Department are stressing the importance of having renters insurance after a fire destroyed units in the Park Terrace Apartments in Hannibal last week.

Fire investigator Mark Kempker said only one unit out of the twelve in the fire had insurance.

Kemper said insurance should be a part of your emergency preparedness plan because once a fire starts, it’s already too late.

“It is probably something that should be in your emergency plan. You pre-plan and have your smoke detectors and your emergency plan for how you’re going to get

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