Rubble is seen on Monday, September 7, after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden, which is about 35 miles south of Spokane. … [Read more...] about With their homes in ashes, residents share harrowing tales of survival after massive wildfires kill 15
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“It was like scary, I mean the whole hill was on fire and we could see a crack in the neighbor’s barn door and the road to get out there was fire on the sides of it,” she said. … [Read more...] about Wildfire emergency in Oregon as it faces ‘once-in-a-generation event,’ Medford under evacuation orders
“What’s happening here is happening in Black and brown communities in other parts of the country. It’s not accidental,” said Omar Carrera, executive director of Canal Alliance, a nonprofit that aids immigrants not just in the Canal neighborhood, but across Marin County, providing food, mental health support, housing help, immigration services and skills development. The organization has been critical during the crisis, distributing more than $1.6 million in aid to thousands of families who became ill or lost employment during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
Another problem is a fragmentation of responsibilities: Union members on Broadway are employed by producers, not theater owners, and it is the latter who would have to pay for structural upgrades such as ventilation. According to Schumacher, of Disney Theatrical Group, before his company moved its now shuttered musical "Frozen" to Broadway, he split the $1.5 million expense of upgrading the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of the St. James Theatre with its owner, Jujamcyn Theaters. Other theaters will need to improve their air-scrubbing capabilities, too, to meet contemporary mandates. The costs could run to $500,000 per venue. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
One has to wonder whether America has lost its strategic sense entirely — or for that matter, its common sense. On the one hand, the Department of Defense has released its latest evaluation of the Chinese military threat, noting specifically that Beijing is moving from what it terms in Pentagon-ese “informationalized warfare” to “intelligentized warfare.” On the other hand, the House of Representatives has approved an amendment to its 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would expand the “Buy American” provision so that it could lock out defense exports from America’s closest allies, whom it sorely needs in any confrontation with China or Russia. … [Read more...] about When ‘Buy American’ and common sense collide