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Published: Saturday, December 02, 2017 @ 1:18 PM
U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is rallying with local leaders today in Dayton, opposing the Republican tax plan that passed the Senate early this morning.
Sanders (I-VT) is joining a group called Not One Penny and MoveOn.org at the Dayton Masonic Center for what they’re calling a Protecting Working Families Tour. By 11 a.m., a crowd of a few hundred had already gathered to hear Sanders speak at noon.
Ed Lacy of Dayton said he hasn’t had a chance to read the tax bill yet. Like many people, he’s heard bits and pieces, and he expressed concern that one policy tweak in the bill might make it harder for people to afford graduate school.
“Bernie has a chance to galvanize people who would like to see a more proper and responsive government restored in this country that will look to the needs of working people and protect the environment and undo some of the corporate excesses that are flying right now,” Lacy said.
The groups rallying Saturday say the Republican tax plan would favor millionaires and wealthy corporations, rather than the middle class that Republican leaders have targeted in their messaging. President Donald Trump lauded the bill in an early morning tweet, saying that America is “one step closer to delivering massive tax cuts for working families.”
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the GOP Senate tax plan would add more than $1 trillion dollars to the budget deficit in 10 years.
Sanders was not able to attend the first tour stop in Louisville on Friday night, because the Senate was working on the tax bill at the time, eventually passing it around 1:50 a.m. Saturday.
The House and Senate now will need to reach compromise on differences in the bills each house passed, in order for the bill to be signed by Trump and become law.
After Sanders’ Dayton event ends, the tour will go to Akron tonight, and Reading, Pa. on Sunday.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:55 AM
— In an electric moment, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped over the heavily fortified demilitarized zone to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Reuters reported Friday.
Smiling and holding hands, the Korean leaders met for the first summit between the two nations in more than a decade.
It’s the first time since the Korean War ended in 1953 that a leader of North Korea has crossed into the southern section of the DMZ, news outlets reported.
The two men met at the DMZ, smiling and walking together, which was in stark contrast to last year’s missile tests by North Korea that led to international sanctions, Reuters reported.
“We are at a starting line today, where a new history of peace, prosperity and inter-Korean relations is being written,” Kim said before the two Korean leaders and top aides began talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom.
During their private meeting, Kim told Moon he came to the summit to end the history of conflict and joked he was sorry for keeping Moon up with his late night missile tests, a South Korean official told Reuters.
Kim told Moon he would be willing to visit the presidential Blue House in Seoul, and wanted to meet “more often” in the future, the official said.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:09 PM
GREENE COUNTY — Because ticks are most active in April through September, Greene County Public Health officials want to remind you to take preventive measures against them because they can transmit possibly fatal diseases.
An infected person or animal cannot pass disease to another animal or person. In Ohio, these kinds of diseases include Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
Preventative measures include avoiding direct contact with ticks, avoiding wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter, and walking the center of trails.
To help repel ticks, use repellents that contain 20 to 30 percent DEET on exposed skin and clothing. Follow the product instructs and avoid applying to hands, eyes and mouth. Use products that contain permethrin for clothing and to treat boots, socks, pants and tents.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Hit-and-run accidents on the rise, AAA says
To find and remove ticks from your body:
Dogs are susceptible to tick bites and tick-borne diseases, Cats are sensitive to a variety of chemicals, so consult a veterinarian first before applying any insect repellents.
With the exception of Lyme disease, vaccines are not available for most of the tick-borne diseases that dogs can get. Tick bites on dogs may be hard to detect, and signs of tick-borne disease may not appear for 7 to 21 days or more after a bite, so watch your dog closely for changes in behavior or appetite.
Here are some ways to reduce the chances a tick will transmit disease to you or your pets:
To remove a tick:
For more, call 937-374-5600. Additional health information can be found at www.gcph.info.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: It will be a quiet and cool morning in the 40s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be some sunshine early with clouds increasing for the afternoon. Highs will reach the mid-60s again with a stray shower or two possible this afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy at night with some drizzle to the north.
Saturday: It will be mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles to the north. The afternoon will be cooler by about 10 degrees as highs climb to the mid-50s. Clouds will break for some sun late day.
Sunday: It will be a great end to the weekend, although the morning will start with some areas of frost. We’ll see sunshine for the afternoon with highs in the upper 50s to around 60.
Monday: Spotty frost will be possible in the morning. Highs will reach around 70. It will be warmer than normal.
Tuesday: Highs will reach the mid-70s, which is about 10 degrees above normal. It will stay quiet and dry.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 4:01 AM
— Boy Scouts of America will be canvassing neighborhoods through Saturday for canned goods.
Collected food with by donated to The Foodbank and local food pantries, according to a release. Those interested in donating can also do so at The Foodbank.
The Boy Scouts are hoping to collect more than 100,000 pounds of food to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miami Valley Council.