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Summit County police: local lawmen not participating in immigration enforcement Summit County police: local lawmen not participating in immigration enforcement
- March 02, 2017

She is now being held, and a judge will determine if she must return to Argentina. She applied for, and was granted, DACA status in 2012. As local news reporters arrived, she was eventually released. According to the VCLECC, "With the President's recent immigration orders, local law enforcement leaders have received numerous inquiries about their role in enforcing immigration laws". (more...)
Threat growing of severe storms Wednesday
- March 01, 2017

Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. In the afternoon, things should quiet down with temperatures rising into the low- to mid-70s and breezy conditions. A tornado may form during a thunderstorm. The Ottawa Police Department was overwhelmed with 911 calls amid confirmation of a "large and extremely unsafe tornado", located over the city. (more...)
Trump Administration Stumbles on Immigration Message Following First Trip to Mexico Trump Administration Stumbles on Immigration Message Following First Trip to Mexico
- February 25, 2017

Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said in an interview with Radio Formula that the USA secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and the homeland security secretary, John Kelly, asked Mexican officials during their Thursday visit if they would host deportees from other countries while their immigration cases are processed in the US. (more...)
Who will lead Democratic Party in the Donald Trump era? Who will lead Democratic Party in the Donald Trump era?
- February 24, 2017

A front-runner in the race for Democratic chair has claimed Donald Trump 'legitimately raises the question of impeachment'. South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison is ending his bid to be the leader of the national Democratic party. (more...)
Scott Pruitt's name confirmed by Senate to lead Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt's name confirmed by Senate to lead Environmental Protection Agency
- February 18, 2017

Throughout the confirmation process, Democrats expressed concern with Pruitt's track record as Oklahoma Attorney General, where he consistently joined oil and gas companies in challenging federal environmental regulations. Merkley requested on the Senate floor Friday that the vote be delayed until all of Pruitt's emails are released, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was present in the almost empty Senate chamber, and the Kentucky Republican objected to the request. (more...)
Conservatives want fast health law repeal, leaders cautious
- February 17, 2017

In the leaked retreat audio reported by the Washington Post's Mike DeBonis last month, Rep. John Faso (R-NY) argued, "Health insurance is going to be tough enough for us to deal with without having millions of people on social media come to Planned Parenthood's defense and sending hundreds of thousands of new donors to the Democratic Senate and Democratic congressional campaign committees". (more...)