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  • Hotter Days Bring Bigger Wildfire Challenges to West

    Jun 22, 2016, 9:51 a.m.

    A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were about to face the hottest day yet and the kind of dry, torrid conditions prevailing from the West Coast all the way to New Mexico.
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  • California Nears $2 Billion Plan to House its Homeless

    Jun 22, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

    The growing problem of homelessness can be seen in every corner of California, from small towns that ring the state's redwood forests to the sands separating the Pacific Ocean from the most prosperous beachfront communities. More than 115,000 homeless Californians were counted last year and one in four had a serious mental illness, according to the most recent tally from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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  • LeBron James Quiets the Haters and Cements His legacy

    Jun 22, 2016, 9:49 a.m.

    His story would be hard to believe if we hadn’t just witnessed it for ourselves. LeBron James isn’t an Alpha, a Kappa, an Omega or a Sigma. But his tale of rising and falling and rising yet again reads like a classic Greek drama that fraternity brothers might study in college.
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  • Black Banks Struggle to Survive, P. 2

    Jun 22, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

    Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans restaurant. “I remember my husband going to a bank we used for years,” said Chase, 93. “When we went to get a loan, we couldn’t ... This was in 1957, and we wanted to make the restaurant bigger.
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Black Banks Struggle to Survive, P. 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans restaurant. “I remember my husband going to a bank we used for years,” said Chase, 93. “When we went to get a loan, we couldn’t ... This was in 1957, and we wanted to make the restaurant bigger.

How Honest Are You When it Comes to Money?

CreditCards.com reports that “13 million Americans have committed financial infidelity, by hiding a bank or credit card account from a partner, spouse, or significant other.” In her book, “The Soul of Money”, author Lynne Twist comments, “Somewhere along the way the power we gave money outstripped its original utilitarian role.” In other words, money has taken a place in our lives that is big and powerful enough to get us to lie, to cheat, to steal, and to deceive. What happened?

Sports

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Back during the depression days, the Gods of color of the sports world were Joe Louis, Jessie Owens and Jack Johnson, since then have been added to that list are Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Jim Brown, Tiger Woods, the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, Arthur Ashe, Lenny Wilkens and zillions of others.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Another history maker, Mae Rallins, a two-time Olympian coach, died since the last edition. Stephen Curry told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins: “The Voice of the Warriors Dares You to Define him.” Curry made this headline come as he helped the Warriors bounce to knot the Western finals playoff at 1-1 in cooling down OKC’s Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

Lifestyle

Wendy’s Window: “Forgiveness Day”

Gandhi said, “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” People who have the capacity to forgive are often viewed as weak and soft, but in reality it takes more strength to forgive and truly mean it when someone has hurt or wronged you then to hold onto a grudge and be angry.

Probiotics: Common Myths & Shocking Truths

With all the attention paid to health and wellness these days, it’s no wonder that probiotics are such a hot topic. Probiotics support digestive health and strong immunity (70 percent of our immune system is located in the digestive tract); however, there are a lot of myths surrounding them.