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Swan Lake Fire update: Crews to minimize overall fire spread
« Reply #13830 on: Today at 07:32:27 AM »


ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Swan Lake Fire is still 20% contained and acreage is at around 144,132.

Fire officials say the goal for Friday is to minimize overall fire spread south of the Sterling Highway, southeast towards Cooper Landing, and southwest towards Sterling.

At last check, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities says the Sterling Highway is open from milepost 53 to milepost 75. DOT says drivers should be prepared for possible delays due to fire activity or smoke impacts.



Fire officials say easterly winds that were experienced on the fire Thursday will shift out of the northwest by Friday afternoon. As a result, there may be some improvements with smoke and visibility for the day towards Sterling, while Cooper Landing will likely experience heavier smoke Friday.

A total of six boats will be used to shuttle crews across the Kenai River to work in the Surprise Creek area, and crews will continue their work northeast along the Resurrection Trail. The Kenai and Russian rivers will rise over the next four days due to a jokulhaups (glacial outburst flood).

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Advisory in effect through Friday afternoon for the Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula

To see where smoke is heading, check out this useful tool, click here.

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Swan-Lake-Fire-update-Crews-to-minimize-overall-fire-spread-558017791.html
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Watch again: Anti-G7 protests in Hendaye near France-Spanish border
« Reply #13831 on: Today at 07:49:46 AM »
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As world leaders gather in Biarritz for a G7 summit, those opposing it have been holding a protest further down the French coast.

They set off from Hendaye, near the French-Spanish border, on Saturday morning.

You can watch coverage of the march in the video player, above.

The protest comes after three days of a counter-G7 summit, which has included conferences, talks, and workshops tackling issues such as the environment, capitalism, feminism, and immigration.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/24/watch-live-anti-g7-protests-in-hendaye-near-france-spanish-border
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Atheist friendly policy overturned
« Reply #13832 on: Today at 07:57:21 AM »


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal appeals court is reversing a lower court decision and ruling that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ policy barring atheists from delivering invocations doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution.

Friday’s decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds House Speaker Mike Turzai’s policy of limiting prayers at the start of legislative sessions to guest chaplains who believe in God or a divine or higher power.

It reverses last year’s decision by a district judge, who sided with atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists in ruling that the restrictions violated constitutional prohibitions on making laws that establish a religion.

The appeals court’s 2-1 majority says the policy fits within the “historical tradition of legislative prayer” and it counts as government speech that’s protected from a free speech or equal protection challenge.

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/harrisburg/atheist-friendly-policy-overturned/
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