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Western Growers in California Names Floyd Employee Benefits Director
Western Growers has promoted Darcie Floyd to the insurance services team as the director of employee benefits. Floyd will be responsible for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers. She will also oversee employee benefit account executives. …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 8:46 PM
West Virginia to Receive $14.6M in Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Addiction
West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news release Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:57 PM
Arkansas Plant Board Bans Older Dicamba Formulas After Mid-April
A state panel has voted to ban use of older versions of an herbicide, clarifying rules it previously agreed upon in February. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the state Plant Board on Friday unanimously approved an emergency rule to ban the …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:21 PM
Midwest Flood Risk Might Last for Months, Experts Say
Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:19 PM
Escalating War Over Ads, MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch in Wisconsin
A fight between beer giants escalated after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in the lawsuit filed in Wisconsin …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:17 PM
Errors a Problem for Oklahoma Program Targeting Uninsured Drivers
Nearly 5 percent of vehicles flagged as uninsured in Oklahoma were identified by error, according to a prosecutor who leads a new program that includes automatic license plate readers. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council sent warning letters to at least …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:13 PM
Company in Fatal Missouri Sinking Stops 2019 Duck Boat Operations
The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced that it won’t operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 4:08 PM
Weather Service Reports Record Gust During Colorado Springs Blizzard
The National Weather Service says winds reached a record 96 mph in Colorado Springs during last week’s blizzard. The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. on March 13 during the bomb cyclone storm that hit the state. The previous …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 2:56 PM
Washington Teacher Agrees to $850K to Withdraw Discrimination Suit
The Sequim School District in Washington has agreed that a former middle school teacher and athletic director will receive $850,000 to withdraw her sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit. The Peninsula Daily News reports the settlement agreement and a school district investigative …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 2:54 PM
PG&E Pushes Back on Judge’s Proposals to Prevent Wildfires
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is pushing back on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not “monitor every tree at every moment of every day” to ensure they don’t …

POSTED MARCH 25, 2019 2:52 PM

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