DSC_0123State-run media/public affairs updates:

“Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are cracking down and have seized 450,000 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $39 million.”

 

Superior air power contains the threat:

“A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter patrols the airspace around Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, the site of Super Bowl 50.”

 

Video-

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

If special games require special security- what keeps regular games safe?

(crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums)

 

800 miles north-

In the news- Seattle media:

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

 

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

“…Clallam County’s opioid overdose death rate is nearly twice the state average…”

“While opioid use has no boundaries, limited public transportation, a lack of treatment facilities and long distances between health care providers can make it difficult for those who live in rural communities to access necessary drug treatment,” Kilmer wrote in his letter.”

Limited public transportation does not seem to slow down the folks who move heroin across US borders and into local communities.

Congressman Kilmer,

Please update us on what the US Border Patrol is doing to keep heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula.

 

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

More here:

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Hurry and Buy More Passports

Making a Mockery of the War on Terror

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Possibly related:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach