• Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage.

  • New Mexico natural disasters bring in $296M in FEMA aid

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Local and state agencies in New Mexico have received more than $296 million in disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency since 1999, fueling work on thousands of projects as communities worked to rebuild.