FAA awards nearly $19 million in grants for 3 Utah airport projects

FILE – The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday awarded nearly $19 million in infrastructure grants for three airport projects in Utah. Adobe Stock WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday awarded nearly $19 million in infrastructure grants for three airport projects in Utah. The grants, announced by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, are part of $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure projects at 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Bryce Canyon Airport will receive $5 million to rehabilitate its runway, while Canyonlands Field in Moab will receive $4.75 million to construct a …read more Source:: Deseret News – Business News       

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Michelle Singletary: Got a grievance against a credit bureau? Post your complaint here and you’re more likely to get a response

WASHINGTON — Sometimes it pays to complain. This is especially true at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The watchdog agency has a complaint database that consumers can use to ask for help in resolving financial issues, such as problems with a mortgage, debt or student loan. In fact, if you’ve tried to get a credit bureau to remove erroneous information without any progress, try submitting your complaint here: www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint. And, what do you know? Having the powerful regulatory agency behind you has the effect of making a company respond in a timely manner — often resolving the issue in your favor. U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a nonpartisan consumer advocacy group,… Read More

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Tribes across country push for better internet access

This undated photo provided by Amy Martin shows Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, a member of the Havasupai Tribal Council, at Red Butte, a site that the Havasupai consider sacred about 15 miles south of Tusayan, Ariz. Native American tribes are pushing the federal government to give them priority when it issues licenses that could expand internet coverage in their communities. Tribes in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho and others in Arizona also are pressing the FCC for a priority filing window. On the Havasupai Tribal Council, Watahomigie-Corliss is dubbed the telecommunications member. Amy Martin via Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In …read more Source:: Deseret News – Business News       

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FAA chief faces questioning over Boeing 737 Max airliner

FILE – In this March 27, 2019 file photo, Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell appears before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Congress is stepping up its investigation into the FAA’s approval of the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner, as members of a House aviation panel are set to question Elwell on Wednesday, May 15. The FAA promises to take all the time it needs to review changes that Boeing is making to critical software to the plane, which was grounded after 2 deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Andrew Harnik …read more Source:: Deseret News – Business News       

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Dave Ramsey: You will always need an emergency fund

Dear Dave: I’ll be retiring in the next couple of years. When I leave my job, we will have a yearly income of $65,000 through my pension. I don’t think we need an emergency fund with such a dependable, steady income stream like that, but my wife disagrees. She says she would feel safer if we had money set aside just for the unexpected. What do you think we should do? — Gary Dear Gary: A good pension can feel pretty solid, but nothing’s perfect. Nothing lasts forever. There’s always the possibility of lost income or large, unexpected expenses. What if one of you has a major medical event? Life… Read More

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Why Salt Lake City is using Google cars to measure air pollution

Logan Mitchell, assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, shows off a Google Street View car equipped with air quality sensors at the U. in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Between now and the end of the year, two Google Street View cars equipped with the sensors will capture not only Street View imaging but street-by-street mapping of air pollution in Salt Lake Valley neighborhoods. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News John Lin, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah, shows off air quality monitoring equipment in a Google Street View cars at the U. in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 14,… Read More

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