David A. Lieb, The Associated Press

David A. Lieb

The Associated Press

Jefferson City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by David:

A Whole Lot Of Dams In The United States Are At Risk Of Failing

“The number of deficient, high-hazard dams is increasing." → Read More

Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous are supposed to be able to look up the condition of tens of thousands of dams nationwide. → Read More

Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

The condition ratings of thousands of dams across the U.S. remain a secret despite changes to improve the transparency of a national database → Read More

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

An Associated Press analysis has found a growing number of hazardous dams in poor condition across the U.S. The AP tallied more than 2,200 dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition that are rated as high hazard, meaning their failure likely would kill someone → Read More

Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal governme… → Read More

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. → Read More

Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal government. → Read More

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. Today, it’s three-quarters empty, intentionally kept low because of concerns it could fail under the strain of too […] → Read More

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. → Read More

Hundreds of deficient dams across US remain 'ticking time-bomb', records show

The average age of dams in the U.S. is now 50 years. → Read More

Divided Missouri Senate backs food stamp use at restaurants; Illinois is slated to add restaurant option this spring – Chicago Tribune

A divided Missouri Senate narrowly passed legislation that could allow thousands of elderly, disabled and homeless residents to spend government food stamp benefits at restaurants — something currently allowed in only a handful of states. → Read More

Feds award $420M for dam repairs and flood-control projects

Federal officials are spending $420 million to repair hazardous dams and fund flood control projects in numerous states → Read More

Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

The push to make personal protective equipment in the U.S. is running out steam after an initial surge at the start of the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the U.S., sales of window coverings at Halcyon Shades quickly went dark. So the suburban St. Louis business did what hundreds of other small manufacturers did: It pivoted to make protective supplies, with help from an $870,000 government grant. But things haven’t worked out […] → Read More

Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

The push to make personal protective equipment in the U.S. is running out steam after an initial surge at the start of the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Campaigns for Congress are underway, but disagreements over the final shape of voting districts linger

Campaigns for Congress are underway for this year’s elections, but disagreements over new voting districts have left some candidates in limbo. → Read More

State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

Efforts are underway to build support for a constitutional convention question that will be on the ballot this year in Alaska → Read More

State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

Simmering public anger in Alaska over the legislature’s failure to settle the state’s most radioactive issue — how big a check residents should receive from the state’s oil wealth fund — is colliding with a once-a-decade opportunity for political activists: The chance for voters to call a convention to amend the state’s constitution. → Read More

Judicial panel unveils tentative new map for Missouri Senate

A judicial panel in charge of redrawing Missouri's Senate districts released a tentative plan Monday, giving candidates and voters a look at new boundaries. → Read More

US inflation sets a fresh 40-year high over past year: 7.9%

Prices jumped 7.9% over the past year, the sharpest spike since 1982 and likely only a harbinger of even higher prices to come. → Read More