Declarations

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Uncharted Territory “Losing the qualification to self-bond and turning to the corporate surety market is uncharted territory.”  —Robert Duke, chief counsel for the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, said it’s difficult for cash-strapped Wyoming mining companies to acquire surety …

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Listen Safely “The whole thing just got so lost, you know. So the audience, honestly, most of the time when I’m talking, they’re just talking to each other and they don’t listen.” —A bus driver told National Transportation Safety Board …

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Treatment Options “I don’t think in Colorado we spend nearly enough on treatment.”  —Sen. Michael Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, applauded additions, such as treatment instead of jail, to a felony DUI bill to make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by …

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Fatality Numbers “PennDOT continuously strives to drive down crash and fatality numbers, and we ultimately want to reach zero deaths on our roads.” —Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards on the state’s effort to lower traffic deaths. …

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Big Step Forward “This will be a big step forward in the city’s overall resiliency efforts as we prepare to deal with the future of extreme weather.” —New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s …

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Climate Prep “You’re getting storms that you’ve never seen before; you’re getting winds that you’ve never seen before. We’ve got to be adapting.” —U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on adapting to changing weather patterns. During her keynote speech at the …

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Afterthought “We had this spurt in the auto age where we built these enormous arterials. We built them very wide. We designed them to speed the movement of cars. Pedestrians were a bit of an afterthought.” —Polly Trottenberg, New York …

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Bad Geometry “Our current station geometry does not serve eastern Washington well.” —John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, said following a magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington’s Cascade Range that a new …

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Anthem Data Breach “The personally identifiable information apparently hacked at Anthem is exactly what tax fraud thieves use to make false refund claims that appear to be legitimate.” —Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services, on dangers of …

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Jumping the Uber Gun “We jumped the gun, and we shouldn’t have.” —Jean Shiomoto, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., said in a Jan. 23 statement that the agency is rescinding a notice that said private …

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