Today’s Buzz brings you the latest from Hurricane Hermine’s overnight landfall in Florida, Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Trump upsets his own Hispanic advisory committee, and we tell you why some rural counties are sending a disproportionate number of people to prison.
The Buzz is brought to you by fantasy football. Labor Day Weekend has unofficially become draft weekend for millions of Americans. Whether you are drafting your own team this weekend or attended a draft party with a significant other, your life will probably be affected by fantasy football this weekend.
What I’m Listening to – Ryan Adams: Cold Roses (Pumping myself up for the new album coming in November)
What I’m Reading – Finders Keepers by Stephen King
What I’m Watching – Willy Wonk & The Chocolate Factory
What I Want to Know from You – How many fantasy football drafts do you have this weekend?
How Trump got from Point A to Point A on immigration The morning after Donald Trump once again embraced his hard-line immigration posture in a shouted speech, at least four members of his two-week-old Hispanic advisory council said they might not vote for the Republican presidential nominee and warned that his harsh rhetoric would cost him the election.
Why Small Rural Counties Send More People to Prison Donnie Gaddis picked the wrong county to sell 15 oxycodone pills to an undercover officer. If Mr. Gaddis had been caught 20 miles to the east, in Cincinnati, he would have received a maximum of six months in prison, court records show. In San Francisco or Brooklyn, he would probably have received drug treatment or probation, lawyers say.
Hurricane Hermine hits Florida, weakens into tropical storm Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida with a furious mix of rain, whistling winds and surging waves — then weakened into a tropical storm as it wobbled toward Georgia. Hermine, which had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, was the first hurricane to come ashore in Florida since Wilma struck 11 years ago.
Samsung to Recall 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7s Over Battery Fires Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it would replace about 2.5 million new high-end smartphones it had sent to stores and consumers after reports that some had caught fire, in a blow to its effort to match the success of the Apple iPhone.
- My Life in Presidential Terms with Victoria Yarbrough, City of Sierra Vista, AZ
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- Conference & Networking: League of Women in Government Symposium + Networking – September 24
- Networking: L.P. Cookingham Selfies + Hosted Happy Hour at #ICMA16 – September 25
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- Webinar:Local Governments & Local and Regional Food Economies – October 11
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- Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
Election Update: As The Race Tightens, Don’t Assume The Electoral College Will Save Clinton The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has tightened. Clinton, whose lead over Trump exceeded 8 percentage points at her peak following the Democratic convention, is ahead by 4 or 5 percentage points today, according to our polls-only forecast.
Latinos for Trump founder warns of ‘taco trucks on every corner’ A founder of the Latinos for Trump group on Thursday warned that without Donald Trump in the White House, there would be “taco trucks on every corner” in America.
Janitor turned Nike shoe developer starts community coffeehouse Deadstock Coffee’s Ian Williams started as a janitor. Then he became a Nike shoe developer and decided he wanted something bigger — a community.
Explosion at SpaceX launchpad destroys rocket, satellite SpaceX was preparing for the test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket.
Minimum wage isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue It’s a question of doing the right thing — more than 20 percent of people in Wapello County live in poverty
Hillary Clinton Has a Lot of Money If Hillary Clinton loses in November, it won’t be for lack of money.
America’s New Lesson in Tolerance “We almost beat one guy to death to make him kiss the flag,” a patriot in Litchfield, Illinois, told a Chicago reporter in 1940.
Hot Off the Press: The National Transit Map The U.S. Department of Transit has released its first ever National Transit Map.
With No Mailing Address, a Letter Gets Delivered Via Hand Drawn Map So you need to send a letter, but you don’t know your recipient’s address. In today’s connected world, you might do a quick Google search, or opt to send an email instead. But one tourist looking to mail a letter to Iceland found an old-school solution: Draw a map on the envelope.
Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown Announces His Retirement In his statement, Brown suggests that the July 7 sniper attack that claimed the lives of five officers has taken its toll. He is ending his 33-year career with the police.
Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves In 1838, 272 enslaved people were sold to fund the university. The school, grappling with that history, will give descendants of those slaves the same consideration as legacy students in admission.
Blue Bell rolls out camo ice cream just in time for dove hunting season Just in time for dove hunting season Blue Bell Ice Cream has rolled out a camo-inspired ice cream flavor. Don’t worry, you can actually see it.
Farewell to Superheroes: A Fall-Movie Preview This might be hard to believe, but over the next two months of cinema releases, there’s not one superhero in sight. Sure, there are a couple remakes, a half-hearted sequel, and even an attempt to start a young-adult franchise, but the fall movie season looks to be a distinct improvement from the summer.
Local Government Confidential
Teens learn local government The second LaGrange Youth Council met for its first meeting of the new school year Tuesday at City Hall. More than a dozen juniors and seniors from area schools are participating in the group, which was established last year by the city to engage young people and allow them to give input to local officials, said Meg Kelsey, city manager.
Niles Village Board Approves New Music Lounge The village of Niles Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for the construction of a music venue, despite protests from nearby property owners.
Payson council launches special city council meetings to get one-on-one time with residents In January, Payson swore in three new City Council members — more than half of the five-person body. One of those new members, Doug Welton, had seen one specific issue while campaigning that he wanted to address once on the council: miscommunication between the city and the public.