The Low Popahirum, August 30, 2016

NATIONAL

Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen.” – Politico

“Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.” – Fox News

“Donald Trump always has something to say on Twitter, but now, a supporter’s tweet is creating outrage.” – CBSNews.com

The retroactive legalization is seen by anti-settlement groups
as a methodical effort by the government to change the map
by entrenching the outposts that spread like fingers across it.” – NY Times

TheBlaze’s Lawrence Jones III slugged it out Monday with Alan Colmes on Fox News over the media’s coverage of the 2016 presidential election. ” – The Blaze

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Monday, calling Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem ‘a terrible thing.'” –  Fox News

He’s expected to prevail, but a big win would go a long way to calm Republicans anxious about a potential upset.” – Politico

San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been the subject of intense scrutiny since he refused to stand for the national anthem at a preseason game last week, and now one of his former teammates is joining in the criticism.” – The Blaze

The kids set it up and — finally — the veterans knocked it down for the Chicago Cubs.” – ESPN.com

LOUISIANA

Tropical Depression Nine is expected to strengthen soon and become a tropical storm, possibly today.” – Fox8Live.com

Donald Trump’s campaign is disavowing support from a prominent white nationalist, David Duke, who is once again causing problems for the Republican nominee by claiming that Trump is a kindred spirit.” – KOAT.com

“The recent flooding in Louisiana, which inundated more than one-third of the parishes in the state, was the worst natural disaster in the US since Hurricane Sandy and the worst for Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina. The flooding from massive rains resulted in 13 deaths and caused an estimated $30 million in damages, and the figure is still rising. The flooding, deemed a natural disaster, is eligible for FEMA aid, which generally covers 75% of the cost of rebuilding and remediation.” – Business Insider

Tony Perkins announced Friday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s $100,000 donation for relief efforts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was received by the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, which is serving as a hub for distributing supplies and hot meals.” – Christian Post

“If you had uninsured property that was destroyed by floodwaters this year, you’re entitled to a refund of the state sales tax on those items. State Treasurer John Kennedy says this applies to the parishes that were federally declared disasters during the March and August floods.” – WWL.com

“LSU running back Leonard Fournette had plenty say Monday as he met with the media for the first time during preseason camp.” – NOLA.com

Cameron Blanchard is like thousands of others hit hard by the recent floods in south Louisiana. His house and most of his belongings went underwater at his house off O’Neal Lane.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The water line at the Lake Arthur Health Clinic of Jennings American Legion Hospital is still evident today, more than a week after the flood waters have receded.  Fortunately, water did not get inside this clinic, but that was not the case for many of these rural residents, now cleaning up and facing a new host of health threats.” – KPLCTV.com

“But waters also bring unity to violence-hit Baton Rouge” – ArkansasOnline.com

“President Jaimie Hebert, a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, gave an emotional yet hopeful response to the Louisiana flooding in a recent interview with The George Anne. Being dubbed the worst US disaster since 2012’s Hurricane Sandy by many relief efforts, including the Red Cross, the Louisiana floods have left thousands of families without their personal items and homes along with a death toll of 13.” – The George-Ann

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