Archive for August 4th, 2018

50 Is Nifty

on August 4, 2018, 8:47 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 4, 2017. Today is Barack Obama’s birthday. The former president came into the world, as the local newspaper noted, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, on this date in 1961. Those details are probably better known than those surrounding most presidential births, at least in part because of the dubious efforts […]

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My Emotional Roller-Coaster Journey to Election Day

My Emotional Roller-Coaster Journey to Election Day

on August 4, 2018, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

By David Fowler |  FACT Judgment Day came for a number of political candidates yesterday. Having served in the Legislature for 12 years, I truly appreciate all those who offered themselves for our consideration, and I congratulate the winners. But, I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready for a primary season at the state level to be over. It […]

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Bottom Line on Question 3: It’s the (Stupid?) Legislature, Stupid

Bottom Line on Question 3: It’s the (Stupid?) Legislature, Stupid

on August 4, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Opinion, State News

I love Tom Mitchell.  One of the sharpest conservative political minds in Nevada. And in his online column Friday Tom inked some thoughtful thoughts on the ongoing debate over Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative, which will be on the ballot in November… “Let’s get one thing straight, the Energy Choice Initiative — Question 3 — on the November ballot is not deregulation […]

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INTERIOR REVERSES RULE THAT BANNED PESTICIDES FROM WILDLIFE REFUGES

INTERIOR REVERSES RULE THAT BANNED PESTICIDES FROM WILDLIFE REFUGES

on August 4, 2018, 6:49 AM / in National News

The Interior Department announced plans Friday to reverse a rule that banned the use of pesticides in national wildlife refuges. The decision, announced in an internal memo posted online, reverses an Obama-era ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides as well as genetically engineered crops within refuges where there is farming. The Obama administration argued that the pesticides threatened bees […]

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ARKEMA OWNER, EXECS, INDICTED OVER HARVEY EXPLOSIONS

ARKEMA OWNER, EXECS, INDICTED OVER HARVEY EXPLOSIONS

on August 4, 2018, 6:47 AM / in National News

A French-owned chemical company and two executives were indicted Friday over allegations surrounding explosions at a plant near Houston after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. A grand jury handed down the indictments for Arkema North America CEO Richard Rowe and Crosby, Texas, plant manager Leslie Comardelle, according to a statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. In August 2017, Hurricane […]

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TRUMP ELEPHANT TROPHY TWEETS BLINDSIDED STAFF

TRUMP ELEPHANT TROPHY TWEETS BLINDSIDED STAFF

on August 4, 2018, 6:45 AM / in National News

A series of tweets President Trump sent in November promising to halt imports of elephant trophies blindsided staffers in his own administration and cut off months of planning to ease the import process, newly released emails show. Trump’s tweet to put “on hold” the highly controversial imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia, a day after it was announced that African elephant […]

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Federal judge says Trump must fully restore DACA

Federal judge says Trump must fully restore DACA

on August 4, 2018, 6:34 AM / in National News

BY ARIS FOLLEY   |   THE HILL A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his 25-page opinion, Judge John Bates said the Trump White House had again failed to provide justification for its proposal to end the Obama-era program, under which nearly 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as […]

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Korean War Hero’s Welcome Home

Korean War Hero’s Welcome Home

on August 4, 2018, 6:25 AM / in National News

Art by Michael Ramirez President Trump’s negotiations with the North Koreans has secured the return of some of our fallen heroes. Thank you President Trump for caring so much and bringing closure to loved ones. “No one get left behind.” Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, spoke at a repatriation ceremony for 55 sets of human […]

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Case of the Week : Self-Defense Claim Lost When Defender Becomes Aggressor

Case of the Week : Self-Defense Claim Lost When Defender Becomes Aggressor

on August 4, 2018, 6:18 AM / in National News, Opinion

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- This week’s case is a recent criminal trial sentencing out of Connecticut that purportedly involves principles of “Stand-Your-Ground,” but that in reality, of course, has nothing to do with “Stand-Your-Ground” at all. Three-on-One Attack Ends With Defender Convicted The Defendant, in this case, was Jeffrey Sumpter, 21 years old, who was working his job at a Dunkin Donuts coffee […]

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Foiled Again

Foiled Again

on August 4, 2018, 6:12 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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What Will Last?

What Will Last?

on August 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. —2 Corinthians 4:18 I have a friend who was denied a doctorate from a prestigious West Coast university because of his Christian worldview. As he was approaching the conclusion of his studies, his advisor invited him to come into his office and informed him […]

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August 4th in History

August 4th in History

on August 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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