Navy to face public next week on proposed West End electronic warfare program

October 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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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

ACLU & NWIRP sue US Gov’t to provide lawyers for child migrants

July 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Dear Lois,

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

Central American child refugees – how you can help!

July 7, 2014 by · 3 Comments
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Background on what is happening in Central America: 
Many of you have asked how you can help Central American refugees throughout the border region. Below is a list that the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) has compiled of places where you can donate supplies, volunteer your time, or make a financial contribution to support the refugees, most of whom are mothers and children, who are arriving with little more than the clothes on their back. Our border communities are opening our hearts and lending what help we can, but the need is great and your support is extraordinarily important.   Here are the ways that you can help.


In California
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