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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S ASYLUM ORDER HIT WITH INJUNCTION A federal judge bars the White House from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS FEELING PRESSURE From both parties in Congress and U.S. allies abroad to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ELECTORATE TO RENDER JUDGMENT ON TRUMP ERA Democratic resistance vs. slash-and-burn politics: Voters across America cast ballots in first nationwide election of Trump’s presidency. 2. VOTING PROBLEMS APPEAR CLOSER TO HOME Early voting leading up to the midterm election exposed machines that changed voter selections and registration forms tossed because of clerical errors. 3. […]

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Chris Barbee can relate to the devastation of a hurricane. The home he and his family lived in was destroyed by Ivan when it ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2004. “My mom did everything she could to make the experience OK for us. We lost everything, but she made things enjoyable and helped us […]

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa County has been selected by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as one of only four counties in the country to participate in the Coastal Counties Resilience Team Challenge. This three-year program is designed to provide training, offer assistance and promote collaboration to strengthen the ability of counties to handle extreme weather events […]

Amateur radio provides communication lifeline in disaster

Amateur radio provides communication lifeline in disaster

When disaster strikes, many forms of communication become useless. In a hurricane, cell-phone towers can be toppled. Power can be knocked out, and phone lines can be broken. Nearly every form of communicating across distance can be lost, and that was exactly what happened to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria struck in September 2017. Read […]

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project has released its 2018 Hurricane Forecast and it is above the 30-year average storm predictions. A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes are expected this season. While those numbers are slightly above historical averages, they are less than last year. The state of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

5 FORMER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month to help storm recoveries in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. George H.W Bush would be joined by his son, former President George W. Bush, and former presidents Barack […]

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Although Hurricane Maria was more than a thousand miles away, when the storm took aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico it hit close to home for some residents of Navarre. It was the second category 5 hurricane to strike the area in the span of two weeks. Power outages were widespread. The communities […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘DEAD AS A DOORNAIL’ That’s how GOP Sen. John Kennedy of La. describes his party’s latest push to repeal and replace ‘Obamacare,’ which Republican leaders abandoned, lacking key votes. 2. PUERTO RICO HURRICANE DESTRUCTION GETS TRUMP’S ATTENTION The president announces plans to visit the U.S. territory and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where storms demolished […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. LAST-GASP GOP DRIVE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE COLLAPSES Effectively sinking the legislation, Maine Sen. Susan Collins refuses to support the newest plan to tear down the Affordable Care Act. 2. HOW NKOREA INTERPRETS TRUMP TWEET Pyongyang’s top diplomat sees Trump tweet that North Korean leaders “won’t be around much longer” as a “declaration of war,” […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. KIM’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S SPEECH AT U.N. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. 2. TRUMP ADDS ECONOMIC ACTION TO NORTH KOREA MILITARY THREATS President Donald Trump added economic action […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. PUERTO RICO’S RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL TAKE MONTHS, OFFICIALS SAY The Category 4 storm knocked out power across the entire U.S. territory and caused widespread damage at a time when it is in dire financial straits. […]