(REGIONAL) -- In light of the raging wildfires in eastern Washington and extremely challenging weather conditions, State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy is urging residents to inspect and maintain the "defensible space" around their homes.
(NATIONAL) -- As the Department of Homeland Security tries to deliver busloads of Central American children and families to places of temporary safety, shrieking demonstrators in California, Arizona, and other states are barring the way and demanding these kids be dumped over the border.
These outbursts resemble the ugly mentality that, in 1939, prompted our government to send a ship with more than 900 German Jews aboard back to Europe where many were eventually killed by the Nazis. Like them, many of the Central American children will be murdered if they are returned home.
That’s what the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees concluded after interviewing hundreds of these kids.
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Restrictions Eastbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
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Conditions: US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.