|TAKING BLOWS IN KABUL|
Learning the three R's here
is a bruising affair
August 26, 2014
By Kathy Kelly
(KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) -- Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life’s harsh lessons.
Years ago and miles from here, when he was a child in the province of Bamiyan, and before he ran away from school, Zekerullah led a double life, earning income for his family each night as a construction crew laborer, and then attempting to attend school in the daytime.
|FORMER POLICE CHIEF OF REDMOND KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION NEAR SAMMAMISH|
August 25, 2014
Update to original story published 8/25/14
(SAMMAMISH, WA) -- Two drivers were killed and a third was injured in a head-on collision Sunday night not far from Redmond and Samamish. One of the drivers that was killed was identified as the retired Chief of Police for Redmond, Steven R. Harris, 68.
The state patrol (WSP) says the accident happened at Highway 202 (The Redmond-Fall City Road) and 244th Ave. SE during the 10 pm hour.
|PRESIDENT OBAMA ORDERS REVIEW OF SUPPLYING LOCAL POLICE WITH SURPLUS MILITARY GEAR|
August 24, 2014
(NATIONAL) -- In the face of images broadcast worldwide of local police in Ferguson, Missouri confronting protesters outfitted and armed as though they were military soldiers going into battle, President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that have supplied almost half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police departments last year alone.
The President's order follows criticism from civil rights groups, members of Congress and ordinary citizens over the arming of police departments in Ferguson and across the country with numerous items of military equipment.
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