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More migrants dropped off outside Kamala Harris’ home in freezing weather on Christmas Eve
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More migrants dropped off outside Kamala Harris’ home in freezing weather on Christmas Eve

CNN  —  Several busloads of migrants were dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington, DC, on Christmas Eve in 18 degree weather late Saturday. An initial two busloads were taken to local shelters, according to an administration official. More buses arrived outside the vice president’s residence later Saturday evening. A CNN team saw migrants being dropped off, with some migrants wearing only T-shirts in the freezing weather. They were given blankets and put on another bus that went to a local church. Amy Fischer, a volunteer with the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network, which has been receiving migrants sent to DC since the spring, said the organization had been p...
Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability
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Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability

CNN  —  Malaysians will head to the polls on Saturday to vote for a new government following years of political turmoil. Three prime ministers have governed the Southeast Asian country since a febrile election with a record turnout was fought four years ago on the key issue of corruption. This time around, the economy – and the rising cost of living – is likely to be the key battleground. Meanwhile, climate change has become a potential disruptor following weeks of torrential downpours and flooding that has hindered campaigning across roughly half of the country. More heavy rain is predicted on polling day and could reduce voter turnout, but officials say the election will go on – rain ...
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Election 2022 is a “Soup” Full of Issues – “The Sunday Political Brunch”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + President Joe Biden Let’s see. We’ll take an inflation report, primaries in three states, a White House celebration, a Trump update, another state abortion ban, and mix it all together into a murky political soup. All of these could be big issues in November, so don’t forget to grab some saltine crackers, and we’ll “brunch” on that this week.   “The Abortion Contortion” – This past week, West Virginia became the latest state to ban most abortions after Roe vs Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill included limited exceptions for rape and incest, with adults having just eight weeks to report the crimes, to qualify for a hospital-provided abortion, whereas minors were given the termi...
Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5
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Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5

Saturday, August 20, 2022 GoLocalProv Political Team   View Larger + PHOTO: Campaign Diana Garlington is a Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 5. Here is what she has to say.   1. What do you think is the biggest political issue this campaign season in Rhode Island?GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST The biggest political issue this season is still Covid-19. The ongoing pandemic has only exasperated the inequalities everyday Rhode Islanders face- Affordable housing, Gun violence, discrimination, loss of jobs, long-term health conditions, and having to reimagine a new way of life.   2. What do we need to do to improve Rhode Island's economy? I believe there are two easy ways to improve Rhode Island’s economy. (1) Passage of...
Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery
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Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutesALTA — Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery.This summer, the resort is installing five Wyssen avalanche towers around Mt. Baldy from the Switzerland-based company, according to Mike Maughan, Alta's general manager. Alta installed three last summer in the Supreme area of the mountain, and several more will be installed next year.Several howitzers — long-range military weapons that launch a projectile — are currently in use in Little Cottonwood Canyon to trigger controlled avalanches."Mov(ing) away from anything that's shooting a projectile in the air is a safer, better way to do avalanche mitigation work," Maughan said.This winter will be the ...