The former star of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is trying to get people the identification cards they need to vote this November.
Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria barreled across the Caribbean and devastated Puerto Rico, the island has become the focal point of a stormy political debate involving Congress and the White House over how the Trump Administration responded to the disaster.
The emergency supplies were brought in by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which smashed the island and left its residents without power, without roofs and without running water.
“I was indignant,” said Gloria Rosado, a 62-year-old college professor who watched the president’s news conference on TV late Tuesday from San Juan and was still fuming the next day. “The image of my dead husband immediately came to my mind … as well as all the lives that were lost.”
The official death toll from Hurricane Maria increased this week from 64 to 2,975. Trump pointed to the island’s pre-existing financial and infrastructure challenges, but falsely claimed its electric plant “was dead” and “shut” before Maria hit.
Lin-Manuel Miranda said he hopes the fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico will grow to $15 million in upcoming years.
Blue tarps or sturdier plastic sheets are still widely visible around the island, though FEMA and local government agencies say they can’t say for certain how many roofs still need to be replaced.
The National Puerto Rican Parade in New York turned into its usual boisterous celebration Sunday, but many participants also saw it as an occasion to express their more somber concerns over the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed onto a busy highway moments after taking off from an airport in Georgia on Wednesday, narrowly missing people on the ground but killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico.
Officials said it could take up to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island. It was the second major outage in less than a week.
Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked destruction across Puerto Rico, only a fraction of the $23 billion appropriated by Congress for storm relief has actually been spent in the U.S. territory. See photos.
It’s been more than four months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and nearly half a million customers are still without power, the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday.
D.C. celebrity chef Jose Andres has helped provide more than 3 million warm meals to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
More than seven weeks after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, the conditions on the island are still grim. Two dozen officers from the Prince William County Police Department have headed to the storm-ravaged island this week to help provide on-the-ground help with recovery efforts.
Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, residents are still struggling to get the basics: power and water, food and medicine. But some count themselves lucky to have escaped the harsher effects of the storm.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.