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Home Buyouts Combat Flooding Headaches

FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Fort Wayne public works officials are crediting an expanding home buyout program for helping stave off flood damage around the city.Full story

Big contractor settles hiring fraud probe

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters Legal) - A major U.S. construction company agreed to pay $22.4 million and admit to defrauding the government over subcontracting for large public works projects, including the New York City subway. Full story

Big public works projects a hard sell in U.S.

Has the nation that built the Hoover Dam, brought electricity to the rural South and engineered the interstate highway system lost its appetite for big public works projects? Full story

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Laguna Beach cleans up after heavy rains
Laguna Beach cleans up after heavy rains

epa02504630 Public Works workers inspect runoff from Laguna Canyon that flooded the streets of downtown Laguna Beach, California, USA, 22 December 2010. Cleanup efforts are underway after heavy rains flooded downtown with 3-4 feet of mud. EPA/PAUL BUCK