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Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom While Incarcerated

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www.doc.wa.gov – – 2023-06-28 14:55:23

SUMMARY: Incarcerated individuals in Washington State celebrated Juneteenth, the commemoration of the freedom of African Americans from chattel slavery in the United States, at various correctional facilities. The events were organized by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and allowed incarcerated individuals to reflect on the ongoing struggle for equity and self-development. Events included ceremonies, music performances, a special menu, and a commemoration of a local civil rights activist. Guest speaker Dr. Scott Finnie highlighted the importance of education and opportunity for people of color and emphasized the need for social and racial justice in the country. Similar events were held at other WADOC facilities. These celebrations are an important way for incarcerated individuals to preserve cultural traditions and mark significant occasions.

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With storms once again flooding Galveston, could the ‘Ike Dike’ provide a solution?

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-06-19 18:49:35

SUMMARY: , Texas, experienced significant flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto, though Houston remained mostly unaffected. The city, accustomed to such events, faced severe damage in 2008 from Hurricane Ike. In response, Dr. William Merrell proposed the “Ike Dike,” a coastal barrier concept inspired by Dutch floodgate systems, to protect Galveston from future storms. Despite initial slow progress due to funding challenges, the project was approved by the US House and Senate in 2022 with an estimated cost of $57 billion. Recently, the US Army Corps of Engineers secured the first $500,000 for the project. However, full funding remains a long-term challenge, possibly taking decades to complete.

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Carnival Provides Update As Tropical Storm Alberto Threatens Galveston

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www.cruisehive.com – – 2024-06-19 10:49:18

SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Alberto, the season's first named storm, is expected to affect the Texas coast, including the Port of , with heavy rain and strong winds. No cruise departures are currently impacted, though Carnival Cruise Line and passengers are monitoring the situation. Carnival's ships—Carnival Dream, Carnival Jubilee, and Carnival Breeze—are mid-voyage on various Caribbean itineraries. The storm is predicted to bring severe weather to the Gulf Coast through June 21, 2024, with potential strengthening as it approaches the shore. Both Carnival and Royal Caribbean have yet to make itinerary changes for their Galveston-based ships.

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Coastal storm impacts: Galveston, Surfside Beach among Texas communities dealing with high winds, rain, and flooding

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abc13.com – – 2024-06-19 10:45:47

SUMMARY: Texas coastal communities, including , are experiencing impacts from Tropical Storm Alberto, characterized by choppy waves, gusty winds, and rain. Local resident Rachel Marsh and Chicago visitor Laney Patterson shared their observations, highlighting unusual high tides and storm surge that caused flooding and road closures. Precautions like moving lifeguard stations and issuing warnings for strong winds and rip currents were taken. Surfside Beach closed for swimming due to hazardous conditions, while city leaders hope the storm will be a one-day event with normalcy returning by Thursday. Additional flooding concerns persist due to poor drainage and ongoing rain.

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