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Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S.C. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 The Sherwood Drive area of Conway began to look like a lake on Sunday as homes were submerged deeper than ever in flood waters that have already set historic records.  (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

- Associated Press

Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest.

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This Aug. 10, 2018 photo provided by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows the outdoor theatre with wildfire smoke on the horizon in Ashland, Ore. The famed Shakespeare festival, that attracts tourists from around the world, says it lost $2 million this summer because smoke from wildfires forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances. (Kim Budd/Oregon Shakespeare Festival via AP)

Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

- Associated Press

The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances.

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

- Associated Press

A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada - a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry.

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo morning rush hour traffic makes it's way along US 101 near downtown Los Angeles. Activists seeking to repeal California's gas tax increase are proposing another ballot measure aimed at providing replacement transportation funding and nixing the state's high-speed rail project. Supporters of Proposition 6 said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, they will file a proposed initiative for the 2020 ballot that would designate existing tax revenues for transportation projects and end the state's plan to build a high-speed train. The proposal is seen as a counterpart to this year's ballot initiative to repeal a fuel tax increase that is funding transportation projects in the state. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Proposed California initiative seeks to end high speed rail

- Associated Press

Supporters of a November ballot measure to repeal a California gas tax increase proposed Tuesday an initiative for 2020, saying it would provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's beleaguered $77 billion high-speed rail project.

Shawn Lowrimore, son of Pastor Willie Lowrimore of The Fellowship With Jesus Ministries, wades into water near the church in Yauhannah, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The church is on the bank of the Waccamaw River, which has already risen above its record crest and is expected to keep rising for several days, forcing thousands of evacuations in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins)

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

- Associated Press

Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution.