April 13, 2021

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New flood insurance rates coming your way | News

The federal government says it has a new way to calculate flood insurance, and you should be able to find out how much you will pay.

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, after years of behind-the-scenes negotiations, announced a phased-in start for new flood insurance rates. They are calling it Risk Rating 2.0, Equity in Action. It was supposed to take effect last year, but got postponed to this year, and existing policies are postponed until April 2022.

“This new rating system is fiscally sound, fixes longstanding inequities in flood insurance pricing, and improves resilience to climate change,” the

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Lawrence school board hires new education leader, adopts new health insurance plan for staff | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Meeting screenshot/Lawrence school board

Lawrence school board President Kelly Jones and Vice President Erica Hill are seen after the board approved hiring Kristen Ryan as the Lawrence school district’s new director of elementary schools during a special board meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.

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