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Housing money for Puerto Rico evacuees extended 3 more days

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending temporary housing benefits for three more days to 36 Puerto Rican families living in Connecticut after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. Gov. Dannel … Click to Continue »

This Time-Lapse Mural Shows How Artists Can Help Communities Heal

In Puerto Rico, Save The Children is delivering supplies and solar lamps–but also rebuilding and refurbishing community spaces. Immediately following the devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, recovery priorities included restoring communities’ access to food, power, and clean water, along with helping people dig out from the rubble. Show More Summary

Delegation: More mental health help needed for Puerto Rico

The state's all-Democratic congressional delegation is pressing federal officials on efforts to address mental health challenges in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In … Click to Continue ...

Family of El Faro Crew Member Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Relief Goods to Puerto Rico

Family members of an El Faro’s crew member who lost his life when the American cargo ship tragically sank in 2015 are being recognized for their effort to assist Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria. In November 2017, Deb and Robin...Show More Summary

Watch How This School In Puerto Rico Reacts When Power Returns After 112 Days

Children in Puerto Rico have had to live much of their life in the dark since Hurricane Maria devastated the island nearly four months ago.

US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory … Click to Continue »

Puerto Rico knows what it’s like when Trump treats you like a ‘sthole’

Over a million Puerto Ricans still lack electrical power a stunning four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. But, ironically, the resulting Trump-driven exodus of hundreds of thousands to Florida and other swing states may give those angry and powerless islanders new political power for years to come. This jaw-dropping chart from Reuters compares power relief […]

Brickbat: Shocking

3 days agoNews : Reason

Armed federal agents raided a warehouse in Puerto Rico and seized materials that were supposed to be used to rebuild the island's electrical infrastructure that was damaged by Hurricane Maria but were instead hoarded by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Federal officials then began distributing the materials to contractors who are repairing the electrical system.

Seth Meyers Evaluates Trump’s Job on Puerto Rico’s Recovery Effort

After Puerto Rico was hit by the devastating Hurricane Maria last fall, President Trump told reporters that the White House deserved a “10” for its recovery efforts. “I bet young Donald Trump wasn’t one of those kids you’d let grade their own homework,” Seth Meyers quipped on Late Night’s “The ... More »

FCC Grants Request by Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth to Revise Post-Auction Broadcast Transition Phase Assignments and Deadlines for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands in Wake of Hurricane Maria

January 16, 2018 – Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is proud to announce that, through its efforts, the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau division on Jan. 11, 2018 granted a request to allow for 20 broadcast TV stations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to construct post-incentive auction facilities early....… Continue Reading

Puerto Rico's Largest Newspaper Runs Column Blaming Jews for Hurricane Maria Aftermath

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The largest newspaper in Puerto Rico has apologized for running an opinion column that said Jewish people control the U.S. Congress and want to punish storm-ravaged Puerto Rico for its debt because they care so much about money.

How a Team of New York City Inspectors Helped Puerto Rico After Maria

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Almost 300 city workers have been deployed to the island since the hurricane, including a team of inspectors that helped San Juan map damages to thousands of buildings.

San Juan Mayor Says Trump Made Hurricane Maria Recovery About Himself

last weekNews : Trending Now

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz remains one of the most vocal critics of the federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is taking a big step toward revamping how it gets power — and it could be a model for the rest of the US

An estimated 1.5 million Puerto Ricans remain without power more than three months after Hurricane Maria lashed the US territory. Early this month, the island's energy commission unveiled a handful of proposed regulations that couldShow More Summary

After Hurricane Maria, suicides In Puerto Rico increases

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The rate of suicide increased to nearly a suicide a day in Puerto Rico in November, according to a recent report released by The Commission for the Prevention of suicide At least 227 people …...

Puerto Ricans Have Been Committing Suicide Nearly Every Day After Hurricane Maria, A New Report Shows

The suicide rate in Puerto Rico has increased as of November 2017, and doctors fear that this could be because of Hurricane Maria's impact.

The Perfect Storm Behind This Year's Nasty Flu Season

A strong virus, a less-than-effective vaccine, and an IV bag shortage that goes back to Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rican governor slams treatment as 2nd-class citizens

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is slamming the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria, saying the United States residents of the island are being treated like "second-class citizens." Critics have … Click to Continue »

Puerto Rico faces a surge in murders after Hurricane Maria

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Thirty-two people have been slain in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico in the first 11 days of the new year.

Hurricane Struck Caribbean Islands still Struggle for Clean Water

100 days later, Puerto Rico and St John still struggle to access clean water after Hurricane's Maria and Irma.

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