- Minot wants to hire an engineering firm for levee work Updated: Apr-30-16 7:29 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot officials want to hire an engineering firm to help bring the city's flood levees up to federal standards.
- Island near Tri-Cities closes permanently due to misuse Updated: Apr-30-16 9:01 am
PASCO, Washington - Officials say an island in the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities has been trashed repeatedly by visitors and will close permanently.
- Opponents of proposed oil pipeline holding 500-mile relay Updated: Apr-28-16 8:15 am
CANNON BALL, North Dakota - Plains American Indians and others are taking part in a 500-mile spiritual relay to show their opposition to a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois.
- Plan for Hudson River park wins approval from Army Corps Updated: Apr-28-16 5:13 am
NEW YORK - The Army Corps of Engineers has cleared the way for the construction of a 2.4-acre park on a pier in the Hudson River.
- Congressman: VA hospital on track to stay within new budget Updated: Apr-27-16 7:32 pm
DENVER - Congressman Mike Coffman says a VA hospital under construction in Aurora is on schedule and on track to come in within its current budget of $1.7 billion.
- Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
- 5 Frederick homes may get city water after 10-year wait Updated: Apr-27-16 12:34 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Residents of five Frederick homes near Fort Detrick may finally have clean tap water after getting bottled water shipments supplied by the Army for the past 10 years.
- Mold removed from Offutt Air Force Base's new building Updated: Apr-26-16 1:49 pm
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska - Military officials say 4,000 feet of mold-infested ductwork has been removed from the U.S. Strategic Command's new headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base.
- Schumer: Work on Lake Ontario NY bay project continues Updated: Apr-26-16 12:08 pm
GREECE, New York - Work is continuing on a $9.5 million federal project that will restore wildlife habitats and improve recreational access on a Lake Ontario bay near Rochester.
- Sioux tribe to meet with fed official over pipeline concerns Updated: Apr-26-16 12:06 pm
MOBRIDGE, South Dakota - Members of the Standing Rock Sioux plan to meet with a federal official later this week to express their concerns over a planned oil pipeline.
- Tribe officials disagree on who should get excess Corps land Updated: Apr-25-16 8:21 am
NEW TOWN, North Dakota - The federal government is preparing to return 48 square miles of land to the Three Affiliated Tribes, but tribal officials disagree on who should get the property.
- Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights Updated: Apr-24-16 12:27 pm
SEATTLE - For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.
- Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise Updated: Apr-22-16 4:49 pm
HOUSTON - Widespread flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes - figures that authorities said Friday will increase significantly as floodwaters recede and inspectors get a closer look at ravaged neighborhoods.
- Latest: Corps of Engineers releases water from control dams Updated: Apr-21-16 11:06 pm
HOUSTON - The Latest on Houston-area flooding (all times local):
- Oregon defense contractor pleads guilty to bribery charge Updated: Apr-18-16 5:19 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon defense contractor acknowledged Monday that he bribed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager to secure $171 million in contracts over a decade.
- Lawsuit challenges road projects in southeast Alaska Updated: Apr-18-16 10:03 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Several environmental and conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the decisions of two federal agencies regarding road projects on Revillagigedo Island in southeast Alaska.
- Stonewall cottages funded by public-private partnership Updated: Apr-17-16 11:45 am
WESTON, West Virginia - Budget cuts and funding uncertainty have placed many West Virginia state parks in survival, rather than expansion, mode. But Lewis County's Stonewall Resort State Park has opened the first of what could be 20 new luxury cottages in a new, wooded lakeshore development, thanks to a new public-private funding venture at a park developed in part with private sector capital.
- Debate continues over contentious Charleston cruise terminal Updated: Apr-16-16 12:51 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Charlestonians don't take lightly to alterations to their city of historic buildings and quiet gardens.
- Contractor accused of providing kickbacks to US official Updated: Apr-15-16 4:46 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Court documents say the owner of an Oregon company bribed a government official in return for U.S. Department of Defense contracts.
- Standing Rock Sioux sets up camp to protest oil pipeline Updated: Apr-15-16 8:53 am
CANNON BALL, North Dakota - The Standing Rock Sioux has set up a camp in North Dakota to protest a planned pipeline to carry crude from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois over concerns that a spill would impact the tribe's drinking water.
- Snake River Basin snowpack creates flood risks Updated: Apr-14-16 6:00 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The latest snowpack estimates for the Snake River Basin show the potential for spring flooding is normal to slightly above normal.
- EPA, other agencies seek more careful review of oil pipeline Updated: Apr-13-16 8:23 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to more carefully review and revise its preliminary plan for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying it should pay closer attention to the impact a spill would have on drinking water for Native American tribes.
- Corps seeks volunteers to help at Burnsville Lake Updated: Apr-13-16 4:55 am
BURNSVILLE, West Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for volunteers to work at Burnsville Lake.
- City, state officials debate issues about diversion permit Updated: Apr-12-16 8:33 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A Fargo city commissioner said Tuesday that the group managing a Red River diversion project has waited too long to apply for a construction permit from the state and it could wind up costing city and county taxpayers.
- Wilder weather means tricky times for reservoir operators Updated: Apr-12-16 6:39 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Wilder swings in weather patterns in the past decade are making it trickier to keep reservoirs filled for irrigation and power generation while also avoiding the risk of flooding homes downstream, some Pacific Northwest reservoir operators say.