Californians in Fire Prone Areas Struggle to Find Insurance

Jul 1 at 10:00 AM Failed to save article Please try again A firefighter watches smoke billow as flames approach a residential area in Sonoma in California on October 10, 2017. Firefighters battled wildfires in California’s wine region on Tuesday as the death toll rose to 15 and thousands were left homeless in neighborhoods reduced … Read more

UMaine researchers secure $1.48M to train future behavioral health workers for rural areas – UMaine News

University of Maine researchers will train future behavioral health workers specialized in serving rural areas in the state with a new program funded by a four-year, $1.48 million grant by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. The Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) training program seeks to address the shortage of workers … Read more

Letter: Don’t Ask Taxpayers to Subsidize Property Insurance in Flood-Prone Areas

Flooding at the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach during a king tide in 2015. Photo by Chris Helmer / City of Imperial Beach For too long taxpayers have been subsidizing insurance rates for those who choose to develop in high-risk areas. While property owners should be able to make decisions on how … Read more