Damage to a home in Harrisburg, Ill., from a tornado in 2012

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Revise FEMA Formula for Natural Disaster Aid

Federal lawmakers from Illinois say current regulations penalize smaller communities in states with big cities, reducing their ability to get aid.

Oregon Drought Fuels Unease about State's Long-Term Water Security

A historically warm winter has Oregon facing its fourth straight year of drought, prompting worry that the extended warm spell fueling California's statewide water crisis is about to hit Oregon.

The Rising Cost of 911 Emergency Service

Pennsylvania's decades-old system for funding emergency call centers hasn't been generating enough money to keep up with operating costs.