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Towards the bottom of this page is a copy of the latest information we have direct from CalFire (fire.ca.gov). The last statistic reported as of 7:03 PM August 1, 2018 says 121,049 acres are involved, and 35% contained. To the best of my knowledge, there have been six fatalities reported, and at last count there …

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Here we go again! I’m sitting here literally shaking my head. We need to get the illegal entry situation under control, and NOW! These felons are determined to get into our country and steal us blind in every conceivable way. They’re doing it via Welfare fraud, Social Security fraud, Food Stamp fraud, and in this …

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USA Today has posted a very moving story. The massive Carr fire still burning in Redding, California is showing no mercy to anyone, regardless of age, social status, or profession. Many accounts are being related. One such example would be stories in which the heroism of firefighters is heralded, one of which tragically gave his …

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The entire police force of Southport, North Carolina, is on paid administrative leave. Southport is a small coastal city with about 3,700 residents.  The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will provide all law enforcement for the city until they decide they are ready to move on. The reason for the leave is not necessarily an indication of wrongdoing, …

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Egypt’s state run media has announced that Egyptian courts have sentenced 75 people to death for their participation in a sit-in in 2013. In that number are two leading Muslim Brotherhood figures, Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie, and photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid. Another 660 will have their sentences announced on September 8th. Do you wonder, as I …

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The Carr Fire is  a widespread disaster, the likes of which has never before been seen in California history. The containment percentages are rising, which is good news for sure. On a personal level, we know a number of people who have had their homes totally destroyed. We housed a small family for a couple …

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The news continues to slowly improve regarding the Carr Fire (located northwest of Redding, and which started in the Whiskeytown area). The expansion of the fire has slowed considerably since this morning, and firefighters are gaining ground in the efforts to contain the blaze. The sadder news is that another person has lost their life, …

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So, it’s a mix of good news, with some in the not-so-good category. The acreage numbers have continued to grow, but the containment percentage seems to remain about the same. The number of displaced residents is huge, especially considering the population of Redding. The last report I heard said that of a 91,000-ish population, 38,000+ …

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. —  “Governor Jerry Brown announced Saturday that President Trump and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to provide extra support for communities impacted by the Carr Fire. This federal assistance includes air assets to mitigate the fire’s impacts, along with shelter …

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Please join with David and pray: The Carr fire in northern California continues to expand, with the latest statistic reported being 80,906 acres involved and still growing (as of 11:00 AM local time), with only 5% containment. High temperatures are still expected to be over 100 degrees, with low relative humidity. Winds have been nearly …

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