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Homeland Security News: Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

WASHINGTON – In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy. Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes.  Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

NEW YORK | Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration is blowing up into a major issue after simmering in the media for the past couple of weeks. You could see that in the travel plans of television networks. Gayle King of “CBS This Morning” traveled to southern Texas to report on the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

WICHITA, Kan | Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications for voting rights. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

WASHINGTON | EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around the country have reported groundwater contamination with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

Ohio News: Ohio Governor Kasich Announces Appointments to State Board, Commission, and Committee

COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced the following appointments: Michael P. Pell, II of West Union (Adams Co.) has been reappointed to the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning June 18, 2018, and ending May 11, 2024. Tracy O’Hara of Bethel (Brown Co.) has been appointed … Continue reading Ohio News: Ohio Governor Kasich Announces Appointments to State Board, Commission, and Committee

ISTANBUL | Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump: “NASA strongly supports the White House’s continued bold direction in forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership.  It was my honor today to represent the agency at the … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

WEST VIRGINIA News: Jefferson County man, Adam Joseph Plauche sentenced for firearms charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Adam Joseph Plauche, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for selling a stolen firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Plauche, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Possession and Sale of Stolen Firearm” in March 2018.  Plauche admitted to having a stolen firearm … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Jefferson County man, Adam Joseph Plauche sentenced for firearms charge