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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. INTEL OFFICIALS: RUSSIA BOOSTING TRUMP CANDIDACY The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the Trump administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016. 2. SOUTH KOREA UPS EMERGENCY RESPONSE China’s neighbor reports 100 new virus cases, bringing the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CHINA VIRUS TOTALS SPIKE China reports 254 new daily deaths and an increase in new daily virus cases of 15,152 after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized. 2. CANDIDATES SET SIGHTS ON SUPER TUESDAY Nevada votes next, then South Carolina, but Democrats vying for […]

Simplifying recycling

Simplifying recycling

Judging by our inboxes, there has been some confusion about the relaunch of recycling, specifically regarding what to put in the can. There are basically two lists of approved items floating around. One was originally produced by Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) back when their recycling plant in Perdido first opened. The second list is […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. EXTOLLING A ‘GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK’ President Trump stands before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and uses his State of the Union address to make a campaign-style case for another four-year term. 2. ‘A MANIFESTO OF MISTRUTHS’ That’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Trump’s speech after she tore it up […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DEMOCRATS LAY A BIG CAUCUS EGG The Iowa Democratic Party says that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus are delayed due to “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” in some reporting. 2. HONG KONG WORKERS STRIKE AT HOSPITALS Hong Kong hospitals are cutting services as medical workers walk out for a second day to demand the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A STRIKING SHIFT FROM ‘PERFECT’ DEALINGS WITH UKRAINE Trump’s legal team is asserting at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. 2. DEATH TOLL RISES FROM CHINA VIRUS At least 170 are dead and more countries […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHETHER TO CALL WITNESSES ROILS TRUMP’S TRIAL The impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes for now to block witnesses — potentially scuttling plans for a quick acquittal. 2. CASES OF NEW VIRUS TOP TOTAL FOR SARS China, with 5,974 cases of new virus, has […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY BOLTON’S ASSERTION MATTERS The former national security adviser alleges in a new book that Trump tied the suspension of security aid to Ukraine to political investigations, something the president and his lawyers insisted never happened. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL RISES China’s death toll from a new viral disease exceeds 100, prompting Hong Kong’s […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘RIGHT MATTERS’ Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history. 2. HOW CHINA IS DEALING WITH HEALTH CRISIS It is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors will make appearances in the Senate chamber and Roberts will swear in the senators who act as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial. 2. WHAT GIULIANI ASSOCIATE CLAIMS Lev Parnas tells MSNBC he delivered an ultimatum to the incoming Ukrainian president last […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ATTACKS LAWMAKERS AGAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA He turns a campaign rally into a dissection of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding their liberal views and repeating that they leave the country, prompting the crowd to chant “Send her back!” 2. WHAT TRUMP IS LEANING ON TO WIN IN 2020 The president places racial […]

Recycling revived in Santa Rosa County

Recycling revived in Santa Rosa County

Reviving recycling in Santa Rosa County will cost $320,000 a year and could leave the county trapped in contract for at least two years under a proposal from Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). The Board of County Commissioners approved that agreement July 11, finally reviving the county’s recycling program. Santa Rosa recyclables have been heading […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISED President Trump said he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also praised Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him. 2. DEMS STRUGGLING […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. REPORTS: TEHRAN ENRICHING ABOVE DEAL’S LIMIT Semi-official media in Iran is quoting the country’s nuclear agency spokesman as saying Tehran is now enriching uranium to 4.5%. 2. NAVY ADMIRAL TO STAND DOWN The extraordinary downfall of Adm. William Moran, who was set to become the service’s top officer, was prompted by what Navy Secretary […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORDER PATROL CHIEF CONDEMNS AGENTS’ OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POSTS Carla Provost says sexist posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of drowned migrants are “completely inappropriate.” 2. BEIJING ENDS SILENCE ON HONG KONG PROTESTS China’s government expresses strong backing for the chief executive’s administration, condemning the occupation and […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEMOCRATS RAISE CLASS WARFARE IN 1ST DEBATE Ten Democrats rail against a national economy and a Republican administration they say exists only for the rich as the first wave of presidential candidates appeared onstage in Miami. 2. WHAT IS FOCUS OF G-20 SUMMIT Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP TALKS BUSINESS, FACES MASS PROTEST The president tells outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May that she should “stick around” so that the U.S. and Britain can do a trade deal while thousands are expected on London streets to protest his visit and policies. 2. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF BLACK TROOPS ON D-DAY […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CAPITOL HILL TO HEAR DUAL HEARINGS ON IRAN POLICY Tehran and tensions in the Persian Gulf as well as Trump’s varying comments are the subject of competing meetings in the House and Senate. 2. YEMEN REBELS ATTACK SAUDI ARMS DEPOT Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an airport […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALABAMA BANS NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS The state’s Republican-dominated Senate voted to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. 2. IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER MAKES VEILED THREAT Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US HIKES TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade tensions. 2. CRISIS POINT? HIGH STAKES IN TRUMP’S SHOWDOWN WITH CONGRESS Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and […]

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

A crackdown on production of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl half a world away could be good news for drug enforcement officers on the streets of Navarre. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a press conference April 1 that the country would be outlawing the production of all types of fentanyl. Read the full article […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE PANEL SEEKS DOCUMENTS ON 81 PEOPLE LINKED TO TRUMP A House panel is probing the president and his administration for possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Trump dismisses the investigation as “ridiculous.” 2. JAPAN COURT OK’S GHOSN’S RELEASE ON BAIL A court in Tokyo approves the release of the former […]

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

It’s late on a Friday morning and there are a couple of tables set up in the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Three people are at each one. They are playing a game called mahjong, which originated in China and is sort of like cards. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. 2. FROM SHUTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN Congress has approved a border security deal that would avert a second […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ODDS SEEM AGAINST TRADE WAR BREAKTHROUGH U.S. and Chinese negotiators begin talks aimed at settling a half-year dispute that has weakened both sides, rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. 2. LAWMAKERS HOPEFUL OF PACT THAT WOULD PREVENT SHUTDOWN Capitol Hill negotiators say they could easily reach a deal on a homeland […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SENATE GOP MOVES ON TRUMP PROPOSAL TO END SHUTDOWN Democrats are expected to balk at the $5.7 billion the president wants to build a border wall, alongside temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants. 2. WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE LEANING IN 2020 As the presidential primary takes shape, almost no policy is too liberal for […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MAY BATTLES TO KEEP BREXIT ON TRACK European Union countries are also debating how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament rejected the prime minister’s deal with the bloc and with the March 29 deadline looming. 2. WHO BLINKS FIRST MATTERS IN WALL FIGHT Border wall aside, the shutdown dispute over whether to […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MIDDLE EAST Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi leaders on the latest stop of a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP LINKS DRUGS, CRIME TO LACK OF BORDER WALL In a televised plea from the Oval Office, the president urges congressional Democrats to fund his border wall, but Democrats accused the Republican of appealing to “fear, not facts.” 2. AUSTRALIA WILL ASSESS RUNAWAY SAUDI WOMAN FOR SETTLEMENT The move comes as 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed […]