Article published Oct 8, 2014 By Michael J. Foster Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — Community concerns over the Navy’s electronic warfare training proposal have prompted a meeting next week to answer questions as the U.S. Forest Service considers issuing a permit for the project.
The meeting, organized by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Forks High School commons, 261 S. Spartan Ave.
“This is a meeting for the Navy, Forest Service and the community,” said Lissy Andros, chamber executive director, Tuesday.
The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project would mark the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training that pilots now simulate with internal aircraft controls.
The Navy has said exposure of 15 minutes or more could cause damage to the liquid tissue of the eyes, but Navy personnel say measures taken to protect the public and animals will make it safe.
Comment is being accepted through Friday on the Navy’s environmental assessment for the project, which can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare. Read more
Just this morning here in Seattle, NWIRP and a coalition of partners filed a national class action lawsuit against the federal government challenging its failure to provide legal representation to thousands of children facing deportation proceedings in immigration court.
Let me tell you why.
Three of our clients – a 10-year-old boy, his 13-year old brother, and 15-year old sister in El Salvador – watched their father be murdered in front of their eyes. The father had been targeted because he and the mother ran Read more
- American Immigration Council report, “No Childhood Here: Why Central American Children are Fleeing their Homes,” https://docs.google.com/a/alliancesd.org/document/d/1YnLixUNgTTEj8C17y4H8acVyC0C5_nNP29zS9suAXnc/edit
- Donate to San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC): http://www.immigrantsandiego.org
- Learn more about what is happening in California here: http://immigrantsandiego.org/2014/07/03/sdirc-assist-central-american-refugees/
- Donate to Border Action Network: http://www.borderaction.org
- Donate to Catholic Charities: http://www.ccs-soaz.org/Donations-to-Assist-Migrant-Women-and-Children.html
- Learn more about what is happening in Arizona here: http://borderaction.org/border-action-networks-tour-of-the-nogales-national-placement-center/ Read more