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    Kansas plans to give $304 million in taxpayer-funded incentives to a semiconductor company in its largest city to build a huge new factory. But state officials and Wichita-based Integra Technologies said Thursday that the $1.8 billion project won’t go forward without funds the U.S. government has promised for rebuilding the nation’s chip-making capacity. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Kansas has an agreement with Integra Technologies for a 10-year package of tax breaks and reimbursement of expenses. State officials say the new plant would cover 1 million square feet and have 2,000 employees. The U.S. is trying to reverse a loss of capacity for making semiconductors and Congress last year approved $52 billion in grants and incentives.

      Amazon has reported worse-than-expected profits but its revenue beat expectations boosted by sales in its cloud-computing unit AWS. Amazon said it earned $300 million, or 3 cents per share, in the October-December quarter. Industry analysts were expecting the Seattle-based company to earn 17 cents a share. It said its profits were dented by a $2.3 billion write-down of the value of its stock investment in electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive. Shares in Amazon.com Inc. fell 4% in after-hours trading. The earnings report closes a rough 2022 for Amazon. The company's stock lost nearly half of its value last year amid a broader sell-off of tech shares tied to rising inflation, interest rates and concerns about the wider economy.

        The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that's legally theirs. The money will help carry out agreements known as water rights settlements. They define the tribes' rights to water from rivers and other sources and pay for pipelines, pumping stations and canals that deliver it to reservations. Access to reliable, clean water and basic sanitation facilities on tribal lands remains a challenge across many Native American reservations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1908 that tribes have rights to as much water as they need to establish a permanent homeland.

          U.S. health officials say a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the maker of EzriCare Artificial Tears was voluntarily recalling its product after health officials sent a warning to doctors. The outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died and at least five others had permanent vision loss. The outbreak is considered worrisome because the bacteria driving it are resistant to standard antibiotics.

            A continuing care home in suburban Des Moines is being fined $10,000 after a funeral home discovered a woman sent to it in a body bag was alive. The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals said the Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Urbandale reported the 66-year-old woman died on Jan. 3. The report says her body was taken to the Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory in a zipped body bag. When the funeral home staff unzipped the bag, they saw the woman was unconscious but breathing. The department says the woman was returned to hospice care and died two days later.

            Pasta is one of the world’s most popular foods: It’s versatile, convenient and satisfying. However, it’s a little-known fact that each shape and style is best suited to specific types of Italian cuisine.

            You may wonder how I got my start as a builder. The hook was set in Boy Scouts, when I obtained my home repairs merit badge. I then helped pay my way through college working on the weekends and during the summer for a man who restored old homes that he bought out of foreclosure. After graduating from college with my geology degree, I decided to start my own construction business.

            Q: I read your column regarding a condominium owner that was denied homeowner’s insurance coverage for sewer water damage he sustained. I don’t believe your answer adequately responds to the issue at hand. It may be relevant in Illinois, but there are substantial differences in other states, and specifically in Florida.

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            The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that's legally theirs. The money will help carry out agreements known as water rights settlements. They define the tribes' rights to water from rivers and other sources and pay for pipelines, pumping stations and canals that deliver it to reservations. Access to reliable, clean water and basic sanitation facilities on tribal lands remains a challenge across many Native American reservations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1908 that tribes have rights to as much water as they need to establish a permanent homeland.

            U.S. health officials say a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the maker of EzriCare Artificial Tears was voluntarily recalling its product after health officials sent a warning to doctors. The outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died and at least five others had permanent vision loss. The outbreak is considered worrisome because the bacteria driving it are resistant to standard antibiotics.

            A continuing care home in suburban Des Moines is being fined $10,000 after a funeral home discovered a woman sent to it in a body bag was alive. The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals said the Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Urbandale reported the 66-year-old woman died on Jan. 3. The report says her body was taken to the Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory in a zipped body bag. When the funeral home staff unzipped the bag, they saw the woman was unconscious but breathing. The department says the woman was returned to hospice care and died two days later.

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