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January 2, 2018
New employees, including Gretchen Velez, left, 21, participate in a stretching exercise during orientation at Dakota Provisions in Huron, South Dakota, in December. All photos: Washington Post / Bonnie Jo Mount
How a SD turkey processing plant saw opportunity in the exodus from Puerto Rico
January 2, 2018 - 9:17am
October 30, 2017
Children ride a bicycle past an electrical facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Kirsten Luce/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Commentary: The Whitefish contract in Puerto Rico shows the real cost of bad government
October 30, 2017 - 2:07pm
October 24, 2017
 Neighbors share power from a generator using extension cords in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Oct. 5, 2017. Weeks after Hurricane Maria, packing winds of up to 155 miles an hour, knocked out power to the entire island, 80 percent of Puerto Rico still does not have power. (Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico's biggest contract to get the power back on
October 24, 2017 - 11:01am
October 12, 2017
With the help of soldiers from a nearby National Guard base, a small group of doctors with Americares prepares to resume their journey to an isolated community called Don Alonso, in the mountainous center of Puerto Rico, on Oct. 7, 2017. The trip was thwarted by a washed-out road, demonstrating the challenge of reaching rural patients in need. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times, Copyright 2017 The New York Times.)
Three weeks since Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico still dark, dry, frustrated
October 12, 2017 - 7:18am
October 10, 2017
File photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveils the GOP tax reform plan at the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 27, 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Paul Ryan to tour Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation Friday
October 10, 2017 - 11:18am
October 6, 2017
The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship, at the San Juan Cruise Port in Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria more than doubled from 16 to 34 two weeks after the storm as a result of a full accounting intended to add up the piecemeal reports from around the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico said Oct. 4. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times. Copyright 2017, The New York Times.)
FEMA removes statistics about drinking water access and electricity in Puerto Rico from website
October 6, 2017 - 7:13am
October 3, 2017
President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House with First Lady Melania Trump, en route to inspect the storm damaged island of Puerto Rico. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.
Trump says Puerto Rico officials should be 'proud' more haven't died like in Katrina
October 3, 2017 - 4:38pm
President Donald Trump talks to reporters as first lady Melania Trump looks on, before they board Marine One for a trip to Puerto Rico, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 3, 2017. Trump plans to tour the island recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times. Copyright The New York Times, 2017.)
President Trump praises himself for administration's 'great job' in Puerto Rico
October 3, 2017 - 10:49am
September 30, 2017
Brad Olson (from left), Tyler Malloy and Dylan Ferrari of Brainerd Public Utilities pose together after traveling to Florida in September to assist with Hurricane Irma response. (Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)
Going a long way to lend a hand: BPU lineworkers help in Florida
September 30, 2017 - 2:33pm
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House grounds, in Washington, Sept. 29, 2017. En route to his New Jersey golf club for the weekend, Trump said that he would decide by the end of the day whether to fire Tom Price, his health secretary, over his chartered flight expenses. “I can tell you, I’m not happy,” Trump said. Tom Brenner/The New York Times. Copyright of the New York Times.
On Twitter, Trump attacks mayor of San Juan for 'poor leadership' amid deepening crisis
September 30, 2017 - 12:12pm
September 28, 2017
Juan Perez walks through a neighborhood flooded by Hurricane Maria in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 23, 2017. A recent poll found that only 54 percent of Americans know that people born in Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States, are U.S. citizens — a potential reason the devastation wrought by Maria has attracted less public or political attention. Victor J. Blue / The New York Times. Copyright New York Times.
US rushes military assets to Puerto Rico to aid recovery
September 28, 2017 - 6:42am
September 25, 2017
Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The Puerto Rico town remains largely isolated from the rest of the island - and the world. Photo for The Washington Post by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo
Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation
September 25, 2017 - 9:30am
September 21, 2017
A man walks in flood waters after Hurricane Maria, on Roosevelt Avenue in San Juan, P.R., Sept. 20, 2017. Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, sending thousands of people scrambling to shelters and knocking out power on the island. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)
Hurricane Maria churns through Caribbean as ravaged Puerto Rico takes stock of an 'island destroyed'
September 21, 2017 - 6:59am
September 20, 2017
People take shelter as Hurricane Maria approached at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2017. Almost two weeks after being grazed by Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was bracing for a potentially devastating sequel: a direct hit from what could be the first Category 5 hurricane to strike here in close to a century. Erika P. Rodriguez / The New York Times
Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history'
September 20, 2017 - 6:39am
September 18, 2017
A woman takes a selfie as Hurricane Maria approaches in Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe island, France, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
Category 5 Hurricane Maria is a severe threat to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast
September 18, 2017 - 7:49pm