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Donald Trump plans to meet with Mexico’s President today, just hours before he is expected to deliver a ‘major’ speech on immigration in Arizona. The scheduled meeting with Mexico’s President comes after Donald said he was open to a ‘softening’ of his policy when it came to undocumented immigrants but still intends to have a wall built at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Three separate tropical systems will continue to menace western Florida, North Carolina’s Outer Banks and Hawaii today, a triple storm threat that may never have happened before, experts say. Just as two tropical depressions are bringing drenching rain, high winds and churning seas to the East and Gulf coasts, the first of two hurricanes is approaching Hawaii. The tropical depressions could become tropical storms today, while Hurricane Madeline is predicted to hit the Big Island of Hawaii today or early tomorrow. While this level of activity is extreme, it’s not unusual that it’s happening at this time of year: The peak of hurricane activity usually extends from late August through early October.
Suncrest Fire near Leavenworth 50 percent contained– Wildfire officials credit their successful containment efforts to an aggressive initial attack on the fire by hot shot crews and heavy use of aircraft. They hope to have the fire fully contained by Thursday. More than 360 firefighters are assigned to the Suncrest fire, which began Saturday afternoon near the town of Peshastin.
One week from tomorrow, classes start at Seattle Public Schools. One of the biggest changes — for many schools — is the bell schedules. Most elementary schools that started between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. last year are moving their times back drastically, starting in the 7 a.m. hour. Many high schools are now starting an hour later. SPS officials say they made the changes based on the sleep rhythms of the students, based on age group. There are some outliers — and there is no blanket rule that covers all school schedules.