Bowser Fires Back At Trump, Events Planned To Honor Aretha Franklin

Bowser Fires Back At Trump

(Washington, DC) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking shots at President Trump after the Commander-In-Chief canceled his military parade. Trump tweeted local DC politicians put a price tag on his proposed military event so ridiculously high he had to pull the plug. Reports yesterday claimed that the estimated cost of the parade, including tanks, helicopters and fighter jets, had ballooned to 92-million-dollars. Democrat Bowser tweeted in response saying, “Yup, I’m Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, the local politician who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities – 21-point-six-million dollars – of parades, events, demonstrations in Trump America (sad).”

Drug Overdose Deaths On The Rise

(Washington, DC) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 72-thousand people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s nearly 200 people a day. Roughly 64-thousand died from overdoses in 2016. The rise in deaths appears to be linked to the synthetic opioid Fentanyl, which has become more prevalent in the drug market. West Virginia saw the highest rates of overdoses, with nearly 59 deaths for every 100-thousand residents. Washington, DC was the second highest in the nation with 50-point-four deaths, and Maryland rounded out the top five with 37-point-nine deaths per 100-thousand residents.

Small Earthquake Felt In Loudoun County

(Loudoun County, VA) — Officials say a small earthquake could be felt overnight in Loudoun County. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 1.7 magnitude earthquake just after midnight last night. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office tweeted saying some residents called authorities saying they felt shaking and rumbling in parts of Lansdowne near the Potomac River. Authorities say such small quakes are not often felt.

Events Planned To Honor Aretha Franklin

(Detroit, MI) — The date of Aretha Franklin’s funeral is still being finalized, but plans will include a four-day celebration of the legendary singer’s life. Officials announced today that Franklin’s body will lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History and the viewing will be open to the public. A concert to pay tribute to the singer is planned, but the location has not been finalized. Franklin’s funeral will be at Greater Grace Temple and will be for family and close friends only.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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