What began Sunday morning as an attempt by the Miami-Dade County elections department to let more people early vote devolved into chaos and confusion only days before the nation decides its next president.
No matter who wins the election Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management is going to have to thread a needle to find routes Idaho Power Co. and Rocky Mountain Power can use for the Gateway West power line across southern Idaho.
New Hampshire lacks the ethnic diversity of a Florida or Nevada, or the blue-collar clout of Ohio or Wisconsin. And though it's as fiercely contested as the other eight or so battlegrounds in terms of ground game and ad saturation, it's seen comparatively little of the presidential candidates.
Uncle Sam is picking up the full cost of providing emergency power and public transportation in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, but lawmakers from the disaster area are asking the federal government to pick up the total bill for repairs to public infrastructure, too.
Community health centers in New Hampshire were the most likely to keep diabetics' blood sugar under control. Vermont’s health centers had the best child immunization rates. Maine’s centers had the highest percent of pregnant women getting early prenatal care.
Hurricane Sandy's costs could run into the tens of billions of dollars, leaving state and local governments, federal agencies, utility providers and insurance companies to figure out how to split the bill.
Sandy's departure from the Northeast Tuesday brought no hint of relief, revealing instead a tableau of splintered trees, severed beaches, shuttered businesses, and the harsh reality that the storm will test even the most hardened resolve in weeks to come.
Politics is a game of addition, normally. Politicians work to keep the support of their base and, at the same time, win new supporters.
Not so with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, critics say. In the two years since her election, the first-term Republican has turned that adage on its ear, playing a game of subtraction.