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Yesterday’s News-May

May 15, 2017

In Our Neck of the Woods

 

What: Small plane crash-lands

When: May 2

Where: Mukilteo

Source: MyNorthwest.com

Despite crashing at Harbour Point Boulevard Southwest and Mukilteo Speedway, there were no injuries and State Route 525 was re-opened after 90 minutes. Snohomish County PUD reported around 9,000 customers in the area lost power.

 

What: Severe storms downs trees, causes power outage

When: May 4

Where: Puget Sound

Source: The News Tribune

By 6 p.m., there had been around 1,000 lightning strikes in Western Washington. The National Weather Service issued warnings of 50 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail in the Cascade foothills, though there were no reports of large hail. Nearly 30,000 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power.

 

Uncle Sam’s Town

 

What: ‘Trumpcare’ passes first round

When: May 4

Where: Washington D.C.

Source: CBS Miami

And President Trump is confident the American Health Care Act will pass, despite opposition from the left. Moderate Republicans have also expressed concern over what the proposed health care bill would mean for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

 

International:

 

What: Death sentence upheld in 2012 rape case

When: May 5

Where: India

Source: CBS News

The four men who were convicted of the fatal gang-rape and torture of a 23-year-old woman will be sentenced to death five years later. In 2012, the case led to doubling the prison time for rapists, criminalizing the voyeurism, stalking and trafficking of women, and lowering the age from 18 to 16 for when a person can be tried as an adult in court.

Russ Allison Loar, CC 2014

Activist Delois Blakely protesting next the Nigerian Embassy in New York in 2014. Known as the “Boko Haram girls,” 82 of the kidnapped girls were released May 6. According to BBC news, the parents of the released have not seen their daughters as of press time, and it may be a while. The 21 girls freed last October are still in government custody and weren’t allowed home for Christmas.

 

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