Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. He has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
DULUTH, Minn. - Federal funding has been cut for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota, leaving some people concerned that veterans will miss out on the graveside honor they have earned.
WDIO-TV reports that the budget cuts nearly cut in half the number of funerals in which two active-duty honor guards are provided. Instead of supporting 5,000 military funerals each year, it's now reduced to 3,000 funerals. And those at Camp Ripley, Fort Snelling and a new veterans cemetery in Preston will get priority.
WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Angus King is urging Turkey to participate in the military actions against ISIS forces in Syria, Iraq and along the Turkish border. In an interview with MPBN news, King says Turkey can no longer equivocate on its involvement.
"Some of these countries, like Turkey, are on our side Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and on the other side Tuesday and Thursday,” he said. “They have got to decide whether they are going to facilitate, for example, people traveling through into Syria."
BENTON, N.H. — A 39-year-old New Hampshire man who had been running and hiking with friends along the Appalachian Trail when he collapsed and died has been identified.
Chad Denning from New London had stopped breathing along the Beaver Brook Trail on Mt. Moosilauke in Benton after noon on Sunday. He had stopped to take in some views of the area after running and hiking for about four hours.