Why Wildfire Risk Isn’t Disclosed To Most Homeowners In the West : NPR

Ryan and Jennifer Montano search through the remains of their Vacaville, Calif., home, destroyed in the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in August.

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Ryan and Jennifer Montano search through the remains of their Vacaville, Calif., home, destroyed in the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in August.

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Jennifer Montano watches her two kids’ faces as they quietly clamber out of the car in their driveway in Vacaville, Calif. It’s been a week since the children were last home, but where their house once stood, there’s ash and rubble now.

In August, the Montanos’ house was destroyed by the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, one of more than 10,000 structures lost in record-breaking blazes across the West this year.

The children start walking around the pile that remains. Almost nothing is recognizable. The fridge is a charred metal box. Montano pulls up a tangle of

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What TV channel is West Brom v Burnley on? Kick off time & live stream

West Brom head into a crucial Premier League encounter, even at this early stage of the season, against Burnley at the Hawthorns tonight.

The Baggies have picked up just one point from their opening four Premier League fixtures and have found it difficult to adjust to life in the top flight.

Boss Slaven Bilic will be determined for his men to make the most of a key showdown with the only side to have recorded zero points in 2020/21 so far.

Burnley are traditionally slow starters, and this season has proven to be no exception.

The Clarets have played just three games so far this season though, and a win could elevate them out of the relegation zone with a game in hand on a number of teams.

RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch West Brom v Burnley on TV and online.


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Colorado Springs west side neighbors oppose plan for new apartments, hotel | Colorado Springs News

Residents near Garden of the Gods Road blasted a proposal to develop new apartments and possibly a hotel and restaurant in the area, saying it could generate more noise, block views and make it tougher to evacuate during a wildfire.  

Several Mountain Shadows residents recounted memories of trying to evacuate during the Waldo Canyon fire during an online neighborhood meeting Wednesday as they spoke out against proposed high-density housing at a business park at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road. Hundreds of additional units could aggravate traffic problems and make it harder to leave during an emergency, residents said.

Mary Beth Netherton recalled the evacuation as a living nightmare.

“I thought we might be burned alive in our cars,” she said.  

More than 300 residents tuned in to hear about redevelopment plans for the property, a 125-acre office complex that is partially vacant. Developers are asking the city to rezone

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West Virginia delegate resigns after slurs appear online

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia House Speaker Roger Hanshaw says a House delegate has resigned after homophobic messages attributed to him were circulated online.

John Mandt Jr.’s resignation from the West Virginia House of Delegates was effective the end of Saturday, Hanshaw said in a statement. Mandt, a Republican from Cabell County, was running for reelection in District 16. Hanshaw said it is the “best course of action” for Mandt’s family and business.

Mandt did not respond to requests for comment by telephone and by email on Sunday, but he denied making such statements in a now-deleted Facebook post.

Screenshots of what appears to be a Facebook group chat called The “Right” Stuff were posted on Twitter, showing homophobic comments and anti-gay slurs. Jeffrey Ward, who is running for Huntington City Council District 4, told the Herald-Dispatch he was invited to join the group and said Mandt made the

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Doc Rivers, NBA Offer Help After Troubling Photo of Former NBA Player Delonte West Surfaces Online

Delonte West #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA game against of the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 21, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Delonte West #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA game against of the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 21, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Delonte West story is defined by both triumph and tragedy.

Prior to becoming an NBA player, the Washington, D.C. native had to overcome a tumultuous childhood that included self-harm, drug abuse, financial instability and even being admitted to children’s hospitals. It was basketball that helped him to persevere, and he eventually spent eight seasons in the NBA as a valued contributor to five different teams.

However, try as he may to outrun his demons, his self-destructive behavior and continued legal issues led to his eventual exile from the one thing that brought him both purpose and salvation: basketball. So with his playing career in the rear-view, the now 37-year-old who once made headlines for knocking down baseline three-pointers and showcasing exemplary defense,

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‘The West Wing’ Cast Will Reunite for a Voting Special on HBO Max

In today’s TV news roundup, the cast and creator of “The West Wing” will reunite for a voting special, and Syfy greenlit “The Pole,” an animated adult comedy show featuring Bobby Moynihan and Jillian Bell, with Nicole Byer and Colin Jost.


Somebody Feed Phil,” a show where creator and host Phil Rosenthal travels the world and explores different cuisines, will have its Season 4 premiere Oct. 30 on Netflix. The upcoming season will see Rosenthal travel to Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Singapore, The Mississippi Delta and Hawaii on his food-tasting mission, which also combines comedy into the mix. Rosenthal also serves as an executive producer for “Somebody Feed Phil” alongside Rich Rosenthal, John Bedolis, Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.

HBO Max revealed a that its upcoming project starring fashion designer Jenna Lyons, “Stylish with Jenna Lyons,” will premiere on

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Producer Hit-Boy Defends Kanye West, Blasts ‘Slave Deals’ and His Own Publisher; UMPG Responds

Hit-Boy is at the pinnacle of his career having executive produced Nas’ latest release, the well-received “King’s Disease,” as well as Big Sean’s “D2” (alongside Sean and Kanye West), which currently stands as the No. 1 album in the U.S. Among his other credits: Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” Kanye West’s “N–s In Paris” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” in addition to work with Los Angeles talent like the late Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kenney. Look no further than the ultimate cosign from Drake, where on “0 To 100,” the rapper spits, “I should prolly sign to Hit-Boy ’cause I got all the hits, boy.”

While he’s usually more of a behind-the-scenes guy, Hit-Boy thrust himself into the public conversation earlier this week by responding to one of Kanye West’s viral tweets arguing that artists should be entitled to ownership of their master recordings, as opposed to the more common record

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Kanye West Fails to Make Another State’s Ballot: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) — Kanye West will not appear on the West Virginia ballot. Colorado voters can now track mail-in ballots online, joining a growing list of states. And Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s staff has become more diverse since the campaign last disclosed demographic data, in June.

There are 50 days until the election.

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Kanye West Won’t Appear on West Virginia Ballot

West will not appear on the West Virginia ballot as a presidential candidate after a federal court denied his request due to insufficient signatures.

The decision is the latest roadblock to the rapper’s quixotic campaign. Courts in Ohio and Arizona have both removed his name from the ballot.

West was recently

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Kanye West sued for allegedly ‘ripping off’ Black-owned firm for his Sunday Service, Yeezy online biz

Kanye West put a Black-owned tech firm through hell when he struck an oral deal to build his Sunday Service and Yeezy e-commerce platforms then “reneged” without payment, a new lawsuit claims.

The new lawsuit from MyChannel Inc. is seeking more than $20 million in damages, claiming West made “lavish” promises during the 2018 joint venture as he drained the company of resources and acquired its proprietary technology and trade secrets.

The music and fashion mogul insisted that the founders move to be close to him, worked them around the clock for six months and then ultimately violated their May 2018 nondisclosure agreement, cut ties and launched a “copycat” version of their technology, the filing claims.

“After Kanye learned all that he could from MYC and its founders, he abruptly attempted to terminate the parties’ oral partnership, refused to invest in MYC or even reimburse it for the millions the

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West Chester SD Opts For Online Reopening Plan In 8-1 Vote

WEST CHESTER, PA — The West Chester Area Board of School Directors followed the lead of families whose comments and feedback fell significantly in favor of opening school remotely.

The board approved 8-1 a remote reopening plan that called for ongoing review of when it may be safe to begin either hybrid or in-school instruction. Brian Gallen cast the only vote against the plan, citing concerns for the loss of the social benefit being in school provides to children.

The WCASD board acknowledged that the options were not optimal. The board cited safety and continuity as reasons for choosing to begin the 2020-21 school year with all-virtual instruction. “This is still a global pandemic,” the board stated in its public presentation. “The science is still emerging.”

In the presentation, the board noted that epidemiologists expect that schools that are opening in brick and mortar settings will close soon after reopening

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