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The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S. Administration is considering sending additional US troops to help.
The New York City health department will propose a new rule today that —-could be coming here—–would require chain restaurants to put a warning symbol next to menu items that have excessive amounts of sodium. The city says they want to help fight cardiovascular disease and make it easier for customers to make healthier choices by including a salt shaker symbol next to high sodium items.
A service dog jumped in front of a bus to protect his blind owner. Audrey Stone has had her companion for the past six years: Figo, the 8-year-old golden retriever who on Monday hurled his body between her—who is legally blind— and an oncoming mini-school bus in Brewster, NY. Audrey is in fair condition, having suffered three broken ribs, a broken ankle and elbow. Figo has a long road of healing ahead.
Local artists will be a part of a flood relief concert later this month announced yesterday. The all-day Flood Aid TX benefit concert will take place June 28 at the Palmer Events Center.
The lakes seem to have leveled off, at least for now. But at 668.8′, Lake Travis is 81% full, and not far from its June average. But, Buchanan still needs much more water—51 percent full.
TXDOT has a wish list for improving I-35. Some of the things they’d like to do include adding dedicated frontage road lanes to bypass the St. Johns Avenue intersection that backs up. Replace the St. Johns Bridge over I-35 and provide two lanes in each direction along with a center turning lane. And providing direct access to 183 from 35 without having to get on the frontage road.
More and more officers are not wanting to work downtown, according to the Austin Police Association .“Just Friday night, I was with officers that were assaulted and bitten on Sixth Street,” said Ken Casaday, the president of the Austin Police Association. Up until about three years ago, Casaday says downtown patrol was a choice position. “It’s become so bad here that we’re having to force officers — young officers — from around the city to, against their will, be moved downtown,” said Casaday.
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