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Stories with subject: Contracts and orders
  • new storyUS Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino story has photos
    Updated: Dec-01-15 6:10 am

    OLONGAPO, Philippines - A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

  • Private company canceling prison health care contract 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 6:37 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The private company responsible for providing health care to most of Florida's prisons says it is terminating its contract.

  • Branstad says no delay needed for Medicaid privatization 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 12:35 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - There is no reason to delay plans to shift Iowa's Medicaid operation to private management, even though a judge has recommended that the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday.

  • Ore. county opts against test for arsenic at former dam site 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 9:40 am

    GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The Josephine County Board of Commissioners reversed itself and terminated a $135,000 contract with a private laboratory to test for toxic chemicals at the former Fielder Dam site near Wimer.

  • AT&T loses round in battle over nearly $400 million contract 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 2:21 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - An administrative judge is siding with a state agency against telecommunications giant AT&T in a tug-of-war over a major contract.

  • Judge recommends Iowa throw out 1of 4 Medicaid contracts 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:39 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An administrative law judge has recommended that the state of Iowa throw out one of four contracts awarded to private companies set to take over the state's Medicaid program in January, a move that challenges whether plans to switch oversight can remain on schedule.

  • New Polish defense minister casts doubt on purchase plans 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 9:27 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new defense minister says the country may back out of plans to purchase French military helicopters and a U.S. Patriot missile system.

  • DEP awards $9.3M contract to put out Pennsylvania mine fire 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:00 pm

    JIM THORPE, Pennsylvania - State officials have taken a further step to extinguish a fire that has been burning in an eastern Pennsylvania mine since approximately 2012.

  • Meade County commissioners award contract for Sturgis bypass 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:22 am

    STURGIS, South Dakota - Meade County commissioners have awarded a $1.3 million contract to a Rapid City company to build a highway bypass at Sturgis.

  • Michigan, Fiat Chrysler reach deal on tax credits 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:31 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Fiat Chrysler will have to spend an additional $1 billion on Michigan facilities over 15 years to qualify for $1.9 billion in business tax credits under an agreement approved Tuesday by the state's economic development board.

  • Lottery chief reports revenue decline, defends private firm 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:15 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Revenue for the New Jersey lottery fell by $5 million in 2015, but officials said Tuesday the state's contract with a private firm helped stop further losses.

  • Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:05 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane officials have set aside $250,000 in legal fees to defend the city against a $6.5 million wrongful death claim by the family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

  • Arizona DOC releases assessment of private prison facilities 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 6:38 pm

    PHOENIX - An Arizona Department of Corrections inspection of five private state prisons prompted by July riots at a sixth private facility in Kingman discovered issues at all of them, but none to the level that led Gov. Doug Ducey to fire the Kingman contractor.

  • UAW approves contract with General Motors 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 6:35 pm

    DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union has approved its contract with General Motors Co. after addressing the objections of some workers.

  • New wrinkle in plan to stash depleted uranium in Utah 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 4:36 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A nuclear waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear waste in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years has agreed to buy a company that has a site in Texas already approved to store the material.

  • Quantell exec gets 8 years in defense contracting fraud case 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 2:59 pm

    BALTIMORE - A federal judge in Baltimore has given a founder of two defense contracting firms an eight-year prison sentence for defrauding the government, stealing from employee benefit plans and evading taxes.

  • Contempt concern scrubs hearing on Wyoming coal mine permit 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:48 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A landowners group withdrew its request Thursday for a hearing on a Wyoming coal mine's permit amid the possibility it could be held in contempt of court.

  • WEDC may have awarded tax credits without authorization 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:17 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's troubled economic development agency and its predecessor agency may have illegally awarded $21 million in tax credits to companies, according to a memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

  • Navajo official to repay $34,000 for illegal contracts 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:37 pm

    GALLUP, New Mexico - An official with the Whitehorse Lake Chapter of the Navajo Nation has been ordered to repay another chapter for funds that were paid to a relative's construction company that she illegally contracted.

  • Oklahoma man gets 1-year prison sentence for bribery scheme 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 10:44 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to bribe workers at military installations in Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Public safety secretary doesn't back off on donor's comments story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 9:10 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two Cabinet-level executives in Gov. Pat McCrory's administration went before lawmakers Wednesday and defended their actions surrounding the extension of three prison maintenance contracts held by a McCrory political donor and friend.

  • Tennessee company wins $174M contract for Texas reservoir 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 1:43 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Tennessee company has won a $174 million contract to build the Lane City Reservoir in Southeast Texas.

  • Des Moines council OKs hotel development agreement 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 6:11 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The City Council has approved a development agreement for a proposed $101 million convention hotel planned for downtown Des Moines.

  • State awards $560M contract in Project NEON highway widening 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 1:59 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Transportation officials have awarded the largest construction job in Nevada's history to widen the state's busiest stretch of highway.

  • Focus at Dubai Airshow shifts to military needs 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:27 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A number of military purchases announced Monday at the Dubai Airshow, including a $1.27 billion deal for upgraded Saab surveillance systems purchased by the United Arab Emirates, reflect a shift in focus at the biennial event this year from civil aviation to defense.