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Local YMCA Kids Help Families Displaced by Hurricane Harvey With Lego Donation

Local YMCA Kids Help Families Displaced by Hurricane Harvey With Lego Donation

Thousands of children are without homes and belongings because of Hurricane Harvey. The staff at the Triunfo YMCA after school childcare program wanted to help. The childcare sites at Willow, Sumac, Yerba Buena and White Oak elementary schools have plenty of Legos so the staff decided to wash the Legos and have the Y kids […]

The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

. By Paul Driessen “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena. After ending US participation in the Paris climate treaty and abolishing many government restrictions on fossil fuel use, the […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 26-Sept. 1/Day 219-225) Week 32

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 26-Sept. 1/Day 219-225) Week 32

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, August 26 (Day 219): House Speaker, Pelosi,  and Schumer rip Trump for Arpaio pardon House Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Minority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer have all ripped President Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “The speaker does not agree with the decision,” Ryan spokesman Doug […]

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

. By Thomas L. Knapp As the US Gulf Coast continues to reel under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much, and appropriate, use. From government first responders to Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” to just plain old friends and neighbors, people are pitching in and helping one another through the worst […]

Hurricane Harvey: About That Wall …

Hurricane Harvey: About That Wall …

. By Thomas L. Knapp As I write this, Hurricane Harvey hovers off the Gulf Coast, menacing Louisiana and possibly ramping up for another go at Texas. Much of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is under water. It may be weeks before the storms end, the waters recede, and basic utilities […]

Trump: ‘Every Asset at My Command’ Available to Texas and Louisiana

Trump: ‘Every Asset at My Command’ Available to Texas and Louisiana

President Donald Trump pledged Monday that “every asset at my command” would be available to Texas and Louisiana as they dealt with catastrophic floods from what was left of Hurricane Harvey. Trump said at a White House news conference that people in flood-stricken areas could expect “very rapid action” from Congress to get the funding […]