Daily Bread for 2.8.17 – 2017

Good morning.

Midweek in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of twenty-four. Sunrise is 6:59 AM and sunset 5:18 PM, for 10h 18m 52s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 92% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the ninety-second day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the first day.

On this day in 1922, Pres. Harding has a radio installed at the White House. On this day in 1858, Wisconsin Congressman John Potter brawls with southerners on the House floor.

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Lee Bergquist reports that the EPA OKs slower roll-out of water rules for Wisconsin: “The EPA notified Department of Natural Resources on Monday that it will allow the state to phase in tougher regulations to limit the discharge of phosphorus from point sources such as sewage treatment plants and factories. Phosphorus is a major ingredient that feeds algae that clogs many Wisconsin lakes. In its latest assessment, the DNR in 2016 concluded that 41% of more than 7,700 waters in the state violated water standards for phosphorus.  The action has been in the works by the EPA for months and is not seen as influenced by the administration of President Donald Trump, who has promised to cut back on environmental regulations. “Our sense is that it has been working its way through the system for a while,” said Scott Laeser, water quality specialist with Clean Wisconsin, a Madison-based environmental group.”

David Sanger and Eric Schmitt report that Yemen Forbids U.S. Ground Missions After Flawed Raid: “WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials. Grisly photographs of children apparently killed in the crossfire of a 50-minute firefight during the raid caused outrage in Yemen. A member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, Chief Petty Officer William Owens, was also killed in the operation. While the White House continues to insist that the attack was a “success” — a characterization it repeated on Tuesday — the suspension of commando operations is a setback for Mr. Trump, who has made it clear he plans to take a far more aggressive approach against Islamic militants.”

Avi Selk reports on the families of a murder victim: ‘My daughter’s death will not be used’: Parents furious over Trump’s false terrorism claims: “On Tuesday, both families saw their children’s murders on a White House list of terrorist attacks that hadn’t gotten enough attention, and Ayliffe said she felt she needed to set down words again. “My daughter’s death will not be used to further this insane persecution of innocent people,” she wrote in an open letter to President Trump. Her words were joined by the parents of the attack’s second victim, Jackson, who expressed their disbelief in an email to the White House and elsewhere. “I’m pretty sure he and his advisors know full well — or could very easily verify — that Tom and Mia died not as the result of an act of terror but rather through the actions of a disturbed individual,” Les Jackson wrote on Facebook. “Of course, that doesn’t suit his agenda.”

Kori Hill describes Nice views: Tallest building in each state: “Wisconsin – The U.S. Bank Center in Milwaukee is the tallest building in Wisconsin at 42 stories and 601 feet tall. It opened in 1973 and is famous for nesting Peregrine falcons outside the 41st floor. Since the program launched, 67 falcons have been successfully fledged by the building.”

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