Fire Fighter Shortage Nearing Crisis Level

North Carolina fire departments are now using public service announcements to recruit new hires. "People don’t understand the need," said Jeff Cash, the Cherryville Fire Chief, "they just assume that the fire truck, the ambulance, the patrol car is just going to be there."

Trump Declares National Emergency To Get $8 Billion For Wall

Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges.

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