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Harris has abandoned ‘border czar’ role — will anyone remedy Biden’s disaster?

Vice President Kamala Harris is supposedly the White House point on the border surge, but the issue has vanished from her schedule, the Los Angeles Times reports; she hasn’t hosted an immigration event in nine months. This, though April saw a record 234,088 migrants apprehended at the southern border. Team Biden released 110,000 of those migrants into the interior, and you can add the many thousands who never got caught to that total. And “root causes” Harris has stopped pretending to do anything about it, after a few Central American photo-ops and blank “do not come” appeals. (Her press secretary lamely insists she’s still on it.) Despite the issue being at the top of the list of crises facing the country, it’s obvious no one in the White House wants to touch the growing disaster. After all, the real Biden approach here is “let ’em in,” and who wants accountability for the inevitable results?
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The Burning Sea review – Norwegian oil-spill thriller aims to avert disaster

The Norwegian production company that made contemporary disaster films The Wave, from 2015 and, three years later, The Quake, is back with another commercial blend of visual effects, melodrama and mildly didactic but not-too-preachy eco-catastrophising. This time it’s a story about oil rigs going wrong in the North Sea and creating a massive spill – but more importantly, for the purposes of the drama, endangering the life of scientist-protagonist Sofia’s boyfriend Stian (Henrik Bjelland), and thus threatening to leave a little boy named Odin (Nils Elias Olsen) fatherless. The poor kid spends most of the film sitting around a waiting room being starred at furtively by worried adults, seemingly more anxious about having to deal with telling him his dad is dead than with the fact that they’re causing a massive environmental disaster that will affect millions. But I suppose you have to find some way to make the drama palpable to viewers.
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Road & Track

Jimmie Johnson Flirts with Disaster at Indy 500 Qualifying

Jimmie Johnson had arguably the closest flirt with disaster to date in the first week of practice and qualifying for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 when he came off Turn 1 on the first of his four qualifying laps Sunday and just barely missed hitting the wall on his exit out.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
kinyradio.com

Veteran-founded disaster response group holding training sessions in Juneau

Rob Schmidt (far right) at a Team Rubicon sawyer operations training in Alaska. (Photo Credit: Team Rubicon.) Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Team Rubicon, a veteran-founded disaster response organization, is hosting their first Complex Training Event in Southeast Alaska. Rachel Alford, the Volunteer Admin lead for Alaska and Western Washington with...

Thursday is the last day to apply for disaster relief loans

GILMER, Texas — **EDITOR'S NOTE -- the video attached was produced in Feb. 2022 from CBS19's sister station, WWL. The victims of severe weather and the tornado that hit Upshur County on March 21 have been able to apply for assistance to receive federally funded disaster relief loans. These low-interest loans are available to help cover any uninsured losses for homeowners, renters, businesses, and private non-profits.
GILMER, TX
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Texas: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment...
TEXAS STATE
KELOLAND TV

Minnehaha County to consider disaster action for possible aid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The May 12 derecho damage to property in Minnehaha County may not reach the threshold for a disaster but the county wants to be ready, said Jason Gearman, the county’s emergency management director. The county commission will consider a disaster declaration at tomorrow’s...
MINNEHAHA COUNTY, SD