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Gun scare prompts window replacement

HASTINGS, MN — The durability of the glass became an issue at Hastings Middle School after an eighth grader, who was armed with a .22 caliber revolver, broke the glass on locked doors to gain access into classrooms where students and staff cowered behind desks.
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Things get 'fishy' for college maintenance department

DOANE, NE — The maintenance department at Doane College is accustomed to things getting a little "fishy" once springtime hits and campus streams and ponds thaw.
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Mold forces family from apartment

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Matthew Manning, who has been forced to seek medical treatment for his daughter after mold overtook her room, says the Hixson Court Apartments sent someone over to clean the problem — but the efforts were fruitless.
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RIA certificants recognized by HUD Healthy Homes program

COLUMBIA, MD — Restoration Industry Association (RIA) certificants holding the Certified RestorerSM (CR) and Water Loss SpecialistSM (WLS) certification recently joined an elite group of professionals recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Center for Healthy Homes (NCHH).
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University puts cleaning measurement to the test

SEATTLE – The University of Washington is testing for the presence of organic matter on "touch surfaces."
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Specialists provide tips in response to recent flooding

SMITHFIELD, RI – Those affected should be cautious when handling flood waters.
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Thermal remediation puts the heat on bedbugs

DES MOINES, IA — The thermal remediation process will consist of heating units to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in an attempt to kill the bedbugs that have infested an apartment complex.
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Milwaukee to provide $1 million for maintenance training

MILWAUKEE — Under the Milwaukee Builds project, individuals will work in transitional jobs, earning $8 to $12 an hour as they learn skills and gain experience in carpentry, painting and building maintenance.
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County cleaning and maintenance operations lack sound management

ACCOMACK, VA — Although consolidating the maintenance of 58 Accomack County municipal, school and parks and recreation facilities to one department would save taxpayers money, a recent report recommends against it because of a lack of sound management practices.
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Maintenance Mania competition sees repeat winner

BLOOMINGDALE, NJ — David Berryman, whose time bettered that of 73 other contestants, earned a trip to New Orleans later this year to represent the Northeast during the National Maintenance Mania, an event sponsored by the National Apartment Association.
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