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United Airlines CEO has apologized to passengers after a man was literally dragged off an overbooked plane. They had offered passengers $400 and then $800 to voluntarily give up their seats, but nobody took them up on it. So they randomly chose passengers and told them they had to get off the plane. One man refused, they called security and dragged him off the plane. Several people took cell phone video. The plane was overbooked to make room for four United staff members.
Alabama’s second female governor in its history will get her first full day today after Robert Bentley resigned amid criminal claims of misuse of state resources. Kay Ivey was sworn into office hours following Robert Bentley’s guilty plea to two misdemeanor campaign finance charges stemming from allegations that he covered up inappropriate relations with a former staffer.
The Lower Colorado is the USA’s most ‘endangered’ river, says an environmental group American Rivers, which released its annual list today. The Colorado provides drinking water for 30 million Americans and also helps grow 90% of the nation’s winter vegetables. But it is now at ‘the breaking point’ due to overtapping. Other rivers in the top 10 include the Bear River in California; the South Fork Skykomish River in Washington; and the Mobile Bay rivers of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is on top of the list of the best airlines when it comes to customer satisfaction. Researchers at Wichita State University ranked the 12 largest U.S. airlines by analyzing 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation figures for on-time flights, lost baggage, the number of passengers bumped off flights, and complaints.
This is a tough story. Families are desperately in need of prayer today. Three people have lost their lives at a school in San Bernadino, California. The person responsible took his own life as well.
A harsh winter, coupled with record-setting rains, has led to streets full of potholes around the city. Trying to figure out the next steps to fixing the pothole problems around the city. KOMO
The threat of another catastrophic landslide has neighbors across the Stillaguamish Valley concerned and worried. The highway is closed in both directions until at least Thursday when geologist will reassess conditions. It’s only about a mile and a half from the major landslide in Oso in 2014. They want more time to watch the area. KOMO