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Tonight is the night the Wildwood City Council will vote on allowing the Hidden Valley Ski Resort to operate a year-round zip line.  Wildwood's Planning Committee unanimously recommended approval of a new zip line attraction three weeks ago. Neighbors are worried about increased noise and traffic.

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Voters Will Decide On Medicaid Funding In Oregon - 

As Medicaid costs balloon, one state is letting the voters decide how to pay for it.

Oregon substantially expanded the program in recent years, but now federal funds are being reduced, so the state is leaving a big decision up to voters. A special election on Tuesday asks Oregonians whether they approve of a tax on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies that would leave Medicaid untouched.

This is the first time voters get the final say in funding a program. Measure 101 would impose a 0.7 percent tax on some hospitals and a 1.5 percent tax on the gross health insurance premiums collected by insurers and on managed care organizations, raising anywhere from $210 million to $320 million over the next two years.

Opponents note that the bill exempts large self-insured companies from the tax, but not residents who buy insurance on the exchanges.

Source: ABC News


China Accuses The U.S. OF Going Into Its Waters - 

China claims a U.S. Navy warship violated it's sovereignty when it sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea.

China's foreign ministry said the USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of an island that is also claimed by the Philippines earlier this month. It's the latest in a series of U.S. naval operations challenging China's territorial claims in the region.

China vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its interests and urged the U.S. to "correct it's mistakes."

The Pentagon has only said the United States routinely carries out "freedom of navigation" operations, a summary of which would be released in an annual report.

Source: Express


A bipartisan group of moderate senators tried to end the government shutdown on Sunday, but failed to come up with a workable compromise on the hot-button issues of immigration and spending.

Shortly after 9 p.m. ET Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides."

As a result of the shutdown over the weekend, there was no trash picked up properties run by the National Park Service, drills for military reservists were canceled and the cellphones of some government employees were cut off.

On Monday, when the work week starts, more people will start to feel it, as hundreds of thousands of federal employees won't go to work, so applications for passports and visas won't be processed and the IRS will limp into the upcoming tax season. 

(The Washington Post).......The Arch and Old Courthouse were closed because of it


Update On Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Reveals New Details -

 Investigators shared an update, on Friday, about the status of the Las Vegas shooting case. Not only did the suspect look at targeting another area, but there’s a new person of interest.

The man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history may have had Southern California in his crosshairs. The "L.A. Times" quotes police investigators as saying Stephen Paddockconducted web searches last May on his laptop and visited sandiego-dot-org, which is the city's tourism website.

He also searched "La Jolla Beach," "open air concert venues" and "how crowded does Santa Monica get." Investigators didn't say if he was considering those areas as potential targets. Police seized Paddock's HP computer from one of his Mandalay Bay hotel rooms after the massacre that left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the press conference that Paddocks girlfriend will not be changed, but there’s a new person of interest. He didn’t explain in detail but noted "The FBI has an ongoing case against an individual of federal interest.”

Source: Newsweek


Trump Campaign Ad Blames Democrats For Murders - 

President Trump's re-election campaign is running a new ad accusing Democrats of being complicit in murders committed by illegal immigrants.

The ad was released Saturday as the government was shutdown amid a budget impasse that involves DACA, a program that provides protection for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The ad deals with an illegal immigrant who was charged with killing two California police officers in 2014. "Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants," the ad says.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin told ABC’s “This Week” the ad won’t work. During his interview, the senator also noted that Democrats would go forward with funding the wall as long as concessions are made.

Trump filed for re-election the day he took office.

Source: ABC News


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