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By Butter Bracco On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Puerto Rico protests grow as Gov Ricardo Rosselló refuses to resign

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Puerto Rico to protest Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s decision not to resign his post, despite announcingthat he would not seek re-election and would step More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Clemson professor Bart Knijnenburg calls all Republicans racist…again

Clemson University Professor Bart Knijnenburg drew a firestorm of controversy two years ago when he said on his personal Facebook page that all Republicans are “racist scum” as he called for violence against More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Red Sox Mookie Betts won’t visit White House

On Saturday night, after accepting the Most Valuable Player award at the 96th annual New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner, Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts said he would not join other More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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FEMA coordinating with Puerto Rican officials to remove debris, preserve sea turtle habitats

Sea turtles are perceptive, delicate creatures. Unnatural light throws off their navigation. Footprints in the sand trap them. Beach chairs disorient them. These sensitivities have led FEMA and the government of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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FEMA sending $56 million to Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria relief

FEMA has awarded nearly $56 million in grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. The funds cover costs for emergency protective measures and debris removal. Emergency protective measures are actions taken More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Jennifer Rubin: Trump killed the Puerto Rico victims ‘twice’ like a ‘Holocaust denier’ because he’s a racist

MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin made some shocking claims about President Trump’s recent comments about the deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Saturday, accusing Trump of killing the victims “twice” More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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FEMA working with Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture on new Vieques ferry landing

FEMA has partnered with the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture to develop a conceptual urban design plan for the Vieques ferry landing, where many tourists embark to enjoy the small island’s More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley attacks President Trump, Kathy Kraninger for transferring $10 million from FEMA to ICE

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) revealed this week that President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) transferred nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget to Immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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Hurricane Maria Relief: Samaritan’s Purse sends aids to victims in Puerto Rico

In the year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse has helped some 351,000 hurricane victims—more than 10 percent of the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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FEMA’s housing for displaced Hurricane Maria victims expires in two weeks

Hundreds of Puerto Rican families currently living in Central Florida who were forced to abandon their island homes after Hurricane Maria will effectively be left homeless following a ruling from a U.S. Federal More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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U.S. Virgin Islands: FEMA announces additional disaster assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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House passes Senate tax bill, heads to Trump who touts ‘Jobs jobs jobs’

The House of Representatives passed the Senate tax reform package Wednesday afternoon, sending the the legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill passed the House a second time More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Marco Rubio calls on HHS to address Public Health Concerns in Puerto Rico

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is asking U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan to “provide a complete update and assessment of the public health concerns still plaguing More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Krugman calls out Trump for cholera in Puerto Rico, CDC does not anticipate

It’s so unfortunate that politics trumps everything in 2017 (no pun intended), so much to the point that it is nauseating to continue to read and hear about. Whether it be the NFL or Dr. Seuss books, it is More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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NFL, Trump and kneeling overshadow Puerto Rico disaster in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Scroll through social media and there are likely many more posts and emotional rants about the NFL, kneeling during the National Anthem and President Trump’s tweets over the topic. In there somewhere is the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Rand Paul’s ‘America First’ amendment tabled by Senate

On Thursday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced the “America First” amendment to the hurricane relief legislation that would provide assistance while preventing the federal government from further running More...


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