The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Last hold out in Afghanistan, Panjshir, falls to Taliban; Extended unemployment benefits for 9 million people expire; 22,000 South Lake Tahoe residents allowed to return home, but officials warn Caldor fire at risk of spreading

 

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

  • Taliban takes control of Afghanistan’s last hold out Panjshir province, now controls all of country.
  • Evacuation orders lifted form some 22,000 South Lake Tahoe residents, but Calfire warns Caldor fire likely to grow due to dry terrain.
  • Extended unemployment ends for an estimated 9 million people who were receiving the $300 additional pandemic relief payments.
  • President Joe Biden declares disaster for New York and New Jersey counties; officials call for infrastructure funding that addresses climate change.
  • New Orleans Mayor vows to hold independent senior living facilities accountable for abandoning elderly during Hurricane Ida.
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom rallies supporters against recall effort to unseat him with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
  • Department of Justice vows to protect women’s access to abortion and abortion service providers.

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