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Noem's Border Visit Comes With Political Opportunities

There’s plenty of political reasons for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to visit the National Guard troops she deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico.
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California Sending 2 Strike Teams To Battle Montana Wildfire

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday. All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and treated a day after they were injured, Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Mark Jacobsen said. He declined to release the extent of the firefighters’ injuries or specify where they were being treated. They had joined other crews worki...
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National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission

The Nebraska National Guard has begun canceling training events as other Guard units across the country prepare to take even more drastic measures if Congress doesn't reimburse the National Guard Bureau for the more than half a billion dollars spent securing the Capitol in the months following the January 6th riot.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Capitol, National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Nebraska National Guard


National Guard Still Awaiting Capitol Security Reimbursement

Officials say the Illinois National Guard will have to cut training and force time off if Congress doesn't act quickly to reimburse it for providing security after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Trump said he regrets not 'immediately' sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summer

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Trump attended the event to celebrate the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. Alex Wong/Getty Images A new book from two Washington Post reporters reveals one of former President Trump's regrets. He told them he wishes he had sent in the military "immediately" to quell unrest last summer. The nationwide unrest followed the murder of George Floyd by ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Military, United States, Washington Dc, Protests, Portland, Pentagon, The New York Times, Air Force


'This is really f---ed up down here': GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol dur...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Gop, Alaska, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Miller


National Guard Scrambles for Funds After Congress Refuses to Cover Jan. 6-Related Costs

More than a half billion dollars in the hole, the Guard’s chief has ordered the heads of the Army and Air Guards to claw back money from state units.
Tags: Defense, Army, National Guard, Congress Refuses, Air Guards


A British paratrooper crashed through the roof of a California home during a training jump

Paratroopers descend from an Air Force C-130 over Fort Bragg, North Carolina, October 11, 2012. US Army/Cpt. Thomas J. Cieslak A British paratrooper crashed through the roof of a California home during a July 6 training jump. The exercise was a High Altitude Low Opening, or HALO, jump, which are usually associated with special-operations units. See more stories on Insider's business page. A British paratrooper training with US troops crashed through the roof of a home in California dur...
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Wildfires torch homes, land across 10 Western states

By John Antczak Christopher Weber | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened a portion of California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more than half of the large active fires. The fires erupted as th...
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The Delta variant is hitting red states hardest as the US's vaccine divide widens

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images The Delta variant is sickening people most in unvaccinated, heavily Republican "red" states. Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wyoming have seen upticks in cases and hospitalizations. But the variant has had little effect in blue states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US&...
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Firefighters Gaining Ground On Big Fires In The West

LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — Dozens of wildfires burned across the torrid U.S. West on Monday, but fire agencies reported some progress in corralling the flames and forecasters predicted a gradual decrease in extreme temperatures. The fires have forced evacuations in numerous areas with scattered homes and tiny communities where some burned houses and other structures have been observed, but total losses were still being tallied. The fires erupted as the West was in the grip of the second bout of da...
Tags: National Weather Service, Yosemite, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, West, Idaho, Nevada, Washoe County, Sierra Nevada, Lassen, North Cascades National Park, Northern California, National Guard, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK


Firefighters Making Ground On Big Fires In The West

LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — Dozens of wildfires burned across the torrid U.S. West on Monday, but fire agencies reported some progress in corralling the flames and forecasters predicted a gradual decrease in extreme temperatures. The fires have forced evacuations in numerous areas with scattered homes and tiny communities where some burned houses and other structures have been observed, but total losses were still being tallied. The fires erupted as the West was in the grip of the second bout of da...
Tags: National Weather Service, Yosemite, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, West, Idaho, Nevada, Washoe County, Sierra Nevada, Lassen, North Cascades National Park, Northern California, National Guard, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK


Cost of fighting COVID in California: $12.3 billion

Fighting COVID-19 in California has cost taxpayers at least $12.3 billion since the start of the pandemic. That’s more than the gross domestic product of 50 nations. More than the value of the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants combined. Almost double General Motors’ profits last year. Enough to give $313 to every single Californian. And that doesn’t include $110 billion from the feds to boost unemployment checks, and billions more in federal stimulus money, rent aid and loans to businesses shuttered f...
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Beckwourth Complex Fire Grows to 89,748 Acres, Containment Now At 23%

PLUMAS COUNTY (AP/CBS13) — Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region, straining power grids. The largest wildfire of the year in California – the Beckwourth Complex – was raging along the Nevada state line and has burned about 134 square miles (348 square kilometers) as state regulators asked consumers to voluntarily “conserve as much electricity a...
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National Guard Soldiers Hospitalized After Training March

Six National Guard soldiers were sent to the hospital for observation after experiencing heat-related issued during a training march in Connecticut.
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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem calls out GOP governors who 'shut down' their states and mandated masks, accusing them of trying to revise history

James Nord/AP Gov. Kristi Noem took a shot at other GOP governors for "rewriting history" after imposing COVID-19 restrictions. "We've got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn't shut down their states," she said. Her comments could be directed at fellow conservatives and possible 2024 contenders Govs. Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a Sunday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Gop, South Dakota, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, National Guard, Dakota, CPAC, Ron DeSantis, JAMES NORD


Six months after attack, fencing comes down around U.S. Capitol

By Richard Cowan | Reuters WASHINGTON – Workers began to remove the last of the high-security fence around the U.S. Capitol on Friday, more than six months after former President Donald Trump’s supporters launched a deadly assault on the home of the U.S. Congress. The eight-foot-high black mesh fencing at one point surrounded several blocks of Capitol Hill, interfering with pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The remaining sections, enclosing just the white-domed Capitol complex, will take about thr...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Courts, Senate Appropriations Committee, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump


'I want them in jail': Trump screamed at his aides for not doing more to quell protests in Seattle and Portland while he was 'getting killed on Tucker,' new book says

President Donald Trump leaves the White House on foot to go to St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump screamed at his aides for not taking more action to respond to protests last summer. "We're not doing a damn thing," Trump yelled, according to a new book. Insider obtained a copy of the forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Pres...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, Book, Trends, Washington Dc, Protests, Wheeler, Portland, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Seattle


Wyoming Governor Weighs Border Assistance in Arizona, Texas

Wyoming's governor says he's looking at how the state might send National Guard troops or other help to bolster security at the border with Mexico.
Tags: Wyoming, National Guard, Arizona Texas


Vermont is about to become the first state to reach herd immunity. Massachusetts and Hawaii are close behind.

A National Guard soldier gives a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination stand at the Vermont Creamery in Websterville, Vermont, on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images Vermont has administered at least one vaccine dose to nearly 75% of its population. That milestone may indicate the state has reached herd immunity, according to one expert. Others think the Delta variant might raise the herd immunity threshold. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vermont is set to become ...
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$1.2 billion in illegal marijuana seized from Antelope Valley farms, authorities say

Federal agents and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies took down 205 illegal cannabis farms operating in the Antelope Valley last month that had flourished as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, officials said, snagging $1.2 billion in illegal marijuana. The known number of illegal farms in unincorporated areas near Lancaster exploded from around 150 to 500 in 2020, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday, July 7, during a press conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los A...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles County, National Guard, Lancaster, Barger, U S Drug Enforcement Administration, Sheriff s Department, Antelope Valley, VILLANUEVA, Hall of Justice, Mike Garcia, California Department


Caring Causes: Freedom Mortgage and Rucksacks to Backpacks

Freedom Mortgage , one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the top VA and top FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S., announced the start of its annual Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign to provide school supplies for the children of active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Follow-up on NE 33rd pedestrian death

NE 33rd Drive, looking south. Portlanders live in vehicles parked on the side of the road. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) In response to BikePortland’s article yesterday about the early morning death of pedestrian Michael L. Bute on NE 33rd Drive, Portland attorney and safety advocate Scott Kocher commented that he had seen a large encampment of people in vehicles parked along NE 33rd Drive when he biked the road a couple of months ago. Kocher told me that he was “horrified at the saf...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, National Guard, Portland Police Bureau, Kocher, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bute, Oregon Army National Guard, BikePortland, Fatal Collisions, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero, Michael L Bute


Pedestrian fatality on 33rd happened near massive homeless encampment

NE 33rd Drive, looking south. Portlanders live in vehicles parked on the side of the road. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) In response to BikePortland’s article yesterday about the early morning death of pedestrian Michael L. Bute on NE 33rd Drive, Portland attorney and safety advocate Scott Kocher commented that he had seen a large encampment of people in vehicles parked along NE 33rd Drive when he biked the road a couple of months ago. Kocher told me that he was “horrified at the saf...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, National Guard, Portland Police Bureau, Kocher, Air National Guard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bute, Oregon Army National Guard, BikePortland, Fatal Collisions, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero


The Capitol riot, 6 months on: Here are the missed warnings and failures that led to insurrection on US soil

Rioters at the US Capitol. NurPhoto/Getty On January 6, 2021, rioters stormed the Capitol and tarnished American democracy. Six months on, formal testimony, news reports, and investigations have made clear what went wrong. Missed warnings, botched plans, and poor leadership exacerbated the chaos that day. See more stories on Insider's business page. As Trump supporters arrived in Washington, DC, on January 6 to protest the certification of Joe Biden as the next president, 1,200 offic...
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Billionaire Donor Paying For SD’s Border Troops Is ‘Bad Precedent,’ AR Guv Says

Arkansas’ Republican governor broke with his counterpart in South Dakota on Sunday, saying that using a billionaire’s private donations to pay for National Guard troops to go to the U.S.-Mexico border set a “bad precedent.”  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Mexico, Arkansas, South Dakota, National Guard, Asa Hutchinson, Kristi Noem, Matt Shuham, U.S.-Mexico border


Arkansas governor says that fellow GOP Gov. Kristi Noem set 'a bad precedent' in using private funds to send National Guard to US-Mexico border

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Gov. Hutchinson said that sending troops to the border using private funds sets "a bad precedent." "This is a state function," he told host Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union." Gov. Noem received a donation to be used to aid in efforts at the US-Mexico border. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas on Sunday said that deploying a state's National Guard troops to the US-Mex...
Tags: Politics, Immigration, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Capitol Hill, The New York Times, Republican Party, Johnson, Hutchinson, National Guard


The late William Morgan 1944-2021

Some more Photos & his Race results found here Same photos without the music Obituary KENNBUNK William John Morgan, 76, of Kennebunk, ME, formerly of Reading and Winchester, MA, passed Saturday, July 3, 2021, unexpectedly, but peacefully in his home during sleep. He was born on September 1, 1944, in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late George W. and Mary G (Noonan) Morgan. Bill (The Pirate, The Captain) just celebrated 50 years with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), L...
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Morning Memo: Trump-Appointed IG Allegedly Put Off Probe Into Admin’s Retaliation Against Official

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. When The Watchdog Needs To Be Watched The inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security allegedly stonewalled until after the election an investigation into the demotion of a senior intelligence official who had criticized then-President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Brian Murphy, a former intel chief at the department, reportedly filed a complaint in September, alleging that he had been demoted out of retalia...
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Ohio Governor to Send National Guard to Southwest US Border

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced he's sending 185 members of the National Guard to the southwestern United States later this year at the request of the federal government.
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