Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Breast cancer is an increasingly visible cause – especially in October, when “the whole world turns pink” for breast cancer awareness month. But survivors under 40 – a small but increasing fraction of those diagnosed with the disease – say they are still combating the perception that breast cancer is an older woman’s disease.
Sam Brownback might be one of the most unpopular governors in America, but in a hearing room on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, his former U.S. Senate colleagues welcomed him briefly back into their exclusive club with warm handshakes and lighthearted jokes. No one mentioned taxes.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested to President Donald Trump last month that Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County could be made into a national monument, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post. Zinke recommended to Trump that the Department of Interior “begin a public process to weigh designating this location as a national monument.”
The News Tribune and nine other news organizations are suing the Washington State Legislature, alleging that lawmakers are violating the state’s Public Records Act by withholding records related to their legislative business.
The Navy announced it has assigned the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, two amphibious assault ships, a cruiser and a destroyer to post-Irma humanitarian relief efforts “in support of federal, state and local authorities, if requested.”
With its refugee-friendly stance under fire, Canada is toughening its tone on immigration as it seeks to discourage Haitians from illegally crossing its border with the U.S. to seek asylum. Haitians in the U.S. fear the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants.
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office said he will sue the federal government if President Donald Trump allows drilling, mining or timber harvesting at Berryessa Snow Mountain, Carrizo Plain, Giant Sequoia, Mojave Trails and the San Gabriel Mountains national monuments in California.
Adam McCracken, a Winter Springs clinical psychologist, received the restoration of his civil rights from Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on June 15. McCracken and his wife, Renee, testified about why restoration of his rights was so important.
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