Habitat for Humanity building two homes in Schenectady
Lending a hand: Community bank leaders say small business owners are their top priority
Despite being at the helm of the small Columbia Bank, Thomas J. Kemly's anecdote is still appropriate.
Morning Briefing: DUI death rates are low in suburbs; SWAT lends hand in bust; Phillies need to...
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The Promise: What lies along the Texas-Mexico border
GRANJENO, TEXAS - On a wind swept plain overlooking the floodway near the tiny South Texas town of Granjeno, there is a 4-foot-high yellowing water line on an 18-foot tall concrete flood wall, marking where the rising Rio Grande waters came up to in 2010 during heavy rains.
Why a wall won’t work on the US-Mexico border
The 700 miles of border walls we already have are nothing like a locked door because the walls fail to stop drugs and violence.
This is what the US-Mexico border looks like
The United States’ southern border with Mexico is 1,933 miles long, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the tip of South Texas. Some 700 of those miles have fencing in place, and it varies greatly depending on where you are.
I-10 eastbound partially reopens at Arizona-New Mexico border
PHOENIX – Interstate 10 eastbound has partially reopened at the Arizona-New Mexico border, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. One lane is now open as crash cleanup continues at
How crossing the US-Mexico border became a crime
On April 11, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plan to step up prosecutions of unlawful entries, saying it’s time to “restore a lawful system of immigration.”. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona The Border Patrol released video Friday of the fence incident near Yuma, Arizona, on the same day that the president traveled to the state for a rally where he stressed the need for…
How troops at the US-Mexico border celebrated Thanksgiving
Sgt. Daniel Confer prepares a turkey as U.S. Army troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border celebrate Thanksgiving at a base near the Donna-Rio Bravo
Top state prosecutor in Mexican border city assassinated
For the last several months, the city has been the site of occasional shootouts between security forces and heavily armed gang members. [...] the fighting started in 2016, Nuevo Laredo had experienced nearly three years of peace.
Ellicott man handed 20-count indictment for child pornography
A months-long investigation by the FBI, the Ellicott Police and Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office has led to a 20-count indictment for an Ellicott man accused of handling child pornography. In February, the FBI and Ellicott Police Department executed a search warrant at 107 Westminster Drive in Ellicott. George Ciancio, 51, was subsequently indicted on…
Lender leads the way in SBA
Insignia Bank also ranks in the top third of statewide banks for SBA lending.
‘Affordability’ and mortgage lending rules
about 23 hours ago Sir, – The new governor of the Central Bank faces increased pressure to relax mortgage lending rules. The current narrative is that they are stalling housing output by constraining “affordability”. This attempt to equate affordability with access to credit is disingenuous and a throwback to the housing bubble mentality of facilitating price escalation through increased borrowing Affordability is determined by the relationship…
Why Dallas should help the migrant humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border
The first of what are expected to be hundreds of migrants began arriving in Dallas this week -- women, men and children whose hours-long bus ride...
What Angus King found when he visited the US-Mexico border
King said that based on what he saw during his visit, there have been improvements at the holding facilities run by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers
Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.
Lending and farm program resource guide for veterans released by Center for Rural Affairs
LYONS, Neb. – With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, many
First 100 troops arrive at US-Mexico border to meet migrant caravan
Some 7,000 military members will be arriving at the border through the weekend as the president has said he's willing to send as many as 15,000 troops to provide support to Border Patrol agents.
How You Can Help Families At The U.S.-Mexico Border
It is easy to feel helpless about the children being separated from their parents at the border but there are plenty of ways to help the cause