Car-centric Houston struggles after Harvey

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, trucks are submerged on Pine Cliff Drive in Houston during heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey. Few American cities depend on cars as much as Houston, and Harvey's record rainfall left flooded roads and neighborhoods with cars submerged and, in most cases, impossible to salvage. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

KATY, Texas (AP) — Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars.

Risch honors Fin Fun

John Roark / Jerry Browning, Karen Browning, Sen. Jim Risch and Steve Browning pose for a photo after Risch presented the family with a copy of the Congressional Record that noted the importance of small businesses such as Fin Fun in Idaho Falls on Aug. 29. John Roark /

Sen. Jim Risch honored Idaho Falls small business Fin Fun Mermaid on Aug. 29, presenting them with a piece of the congressional record. The company produces mermaid swimsuits and fin tails, among other products.



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