Today’s Buzz features Louisiana’s disappearing coastline, jerks still trying to take away my healthcare, and Portland’s trying to turn poop into power. Happy Friday!
My husband is training for a marathon next month, so we are in the thick of marathon training. In honor of the 26.2 miles of fun, today’s buzz features the London Marathon, the next major marathon on this year’s calendar (it’s coming up this Sunday!).
Right Now with Emily Leuning
What I’m Doing: Enjoying the first 70 degree day of the year!
What I’m Listening To: Willie Nelson’s new album
White House pressures GOP leaders on Obamacare showdown next week: ‘The question is whether it can get 216 votes in the House, and the answer isn’t clear at this time,’ a senior GOP aide said.
Louisiana’s Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Disappearing Coastline: It’s an effort to bring nationwide attention to the issue and speed up the federal permitting process for coastal restoration projects.
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Trump lawyer: ‘No right’ to protest at rallies: The president’s lawyers file a motion to derail a lawsuit brought by protesters
New GOP Health Proposal Could Ditch Protections For People Who Are Sick: House Republicans are mulling over new changes to their health care proposal, hoping to wrangle enough votes to pass a bill that would allow them to keep their campaign pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Sessions dismisses Hawaii judge in travel ban case as ‘sitting on an island in the Pacific’: “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Sessions told radio host Mark Levin on Wednesday, as reported by CNN.
Local Gov Confidential
Multiple people arrested at Flint water town hall meeting: Police say six people were arrested Thursday evening at a Flint church during a town hall meeting on Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s recommendation to stay on the Detroit water system.
Portland plans to turn ‘poop into power’: Portland plans to make money off of its sewers‘ fumes in a project expected to lower the city government’s carbon footprint by one third by converting a noxious gas into energy.
2 police officers shot in downtown Seattle, 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody: Two Seattle police officers were shot and wounded in a fight with two robbery suspects in downtown Seattle Thursday afternoon, then one of the suspects barricaded himself in an historic federal building and was killed, presumably by armed officers who responded to First Avenue and Madison Street.
This Florida military unit is watching for North Korean nuclear bomb tests: “We are ready 100 percent of the time. And if something happens, we’re going to see it,” Carl said.
Tillamook Bay closed after massive liquid manure spill: The Statesman Journal reports the bay is expected to reopen Wednesday night. Wym Mathews with the Oregon Department of Agriculture says the estimated 190,000 gallons of manure that went to the bay came from Tony Silveira Dairy after the valve of an above-ground storage tank broke.
Michigan lawmaker proposes bill banning Sharia Law: Michigan residents would be banned from using other countries’ laws in court under a bill proposed by Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, according to an email obtained by MLive.
$40 million medical-insurance fraud went down in Orange County, elsewhere, law and state officials say: More than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners were charged Thursday in an alleged $40 million medical-insurance scam in Orange County and elsewhere that officials said “played with patients’ lives.”