FOREST PARK, Ga. | Stacey Abrams’ trying to mobilize Georgia’s sporadic voters

FOREST PARK, Ga. — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she cannot become governor of Georgia without convincing tens of thousands of sporadic voters to come to the polls. So her campaign is spending considerable sums on paid canvassers, field offices for volunteers and direct mail pieces aimed at more than 1.5 million Georgians who don’t usually … Continue reading FOREST PARK, Ga. | Stacey Abrams’ trying to mobilize Georgia’s sporadic voters

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting a personal look at the wildfire damage in Southern California’s Malibu area. Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the damage in the town of Paradise. In Malibu, the president … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON— There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered,” a more promising, if still precarious, designation. There are now just over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON| An icon of Christmas cheer went dark, some parks close

WASHINGTON  — The lights were not twinkling. The toy trains were not whirring. Even the nearby bathrooms were locked. The national Christmas tree, symbol of a country’s seasonal cheer, instead stood as an icon of a government in paralysis, as the partial shutdown stretched into the holiday with an array of federal services frozen, some … Continue reading WASHINGTON| An icon of Christmas cheer went dark, some parks close

Texas News: Governor Abbott Further Elevates Activation Level Of State Operations Center For Approaching Tropical Disturbance

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to further increase its readiness level to level II (escalated response conditions) beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, as a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico continues to move toward the Texas coast.  Governor Abbott directed the … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Abbott Further Elevates Activation Level Of State Operations Center For Approaching Tropical Disturbance

WASHINGTON | Senate backs major public lands, conservation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation bill, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates four new national monuments. The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade, combines more than 100 separate bills … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate backs major public lands, conservation bill

WASHINGTON | Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’

WASHINGTON— Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on “for a very long time” and he tried to build the case that congressional Democrats would bear responsibility if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a week ago, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’

WASHINGTON | Mountain birds on ‘escalator to extinction’ as planet warms

WASHINGTON— A meticulous re-creation of a 3-decade-old study of birds on a mountainside in Peru has given scientists a rare chance to prove how the changing climate is pushing species out of the places they are best adapted to. Surveys of more than 400 species of birds in 1985 and then in 2017 have found … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mountain birds on ‘escalator to extinction’ as planet warms