November 18, 2017 4:32 pm Last modified: 2:24 pm

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Mapp Meets Interior Secretary Zinke in D.C.

Thursday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Washington D.C. to discuss hurricane response and recovery.
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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Fed Disaster Supplemental “Woefully Inadequate” Says Plaskett

The Office of Management and Budget sent down its third supplemental budget request, asking Congress for $44 billion for all U.S. jurisdictions impacted by this year's hurricanes, but without funding for rebuilding.
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Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services to Meet With Child Care Providers

The Department of Human Services – Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services has announced that a meeting with child care providers will take place Monday, Nov. 20.  The meeting is convened to provide child care providers with updates on the block grant program and relat
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Hurricane Disaster Recovery Recommends to Keep Track of Important Dates

Eligible survivors across the territory may apply for food aid under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
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The GERS building on St. Croix.

Paying Out Twice What it Collects, GERS Heading Toward Cash-Crunch In 2019

The Government Employees Retirement System is currently paying out twice in annuity payments to retirees than what it collects between employer and employee retirement contributions, rents and loan repayments.
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Vessels are salvaged in Salt River Bay.

Salt River Bay Vessel Removal Underway

The U.S. Coast Guard has been working alongside Department of Planning and Natural Resources and other agencies to complete the safe removal of the sunken vessels in Salt River Bay.
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UVI employees browse supply tables set up Thursday at the Wellness Center on the university’s St. Thomas campus.

Hebrew Congregation, Volunteers Pay It Forward at UVI Distribution

Supply distributions coordinated by St. Thomas' Hebrew Congregation and a network of volunteers, like the one held Thursday on the UVI St. Thomas campus, have become a 'beacon' for people who want to help the hurricane recovery.
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Dead trees and brush along Centerline Road in the days after Hurricane Irma.

St. John Update: Army Corps Says No Debris-Burning on Island; Internet Arrives in Coral Bay

The decision has been made not to burn growing piles of tree and plant debris on St. John, and Coral Bay now has its own communications hotspot.
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Reunion Planned for Former Sofarelli Residents

A group of former residents of St. Croix's Walter I. M. Hodge Pavilion Community, also called Sofarelli, is planning a reunion in the summer of 2018 for people who lived there from 1972 to 1989.
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U.S. EPA Identifies Collection Locations for Household Hazardous Waste

Residents should drop off their household hazardous waste at the collection pad location closest to them.
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