Morning Press Hockinson heroes police kill bank robbery suspect River Maiden loses

first_imgSun? Rain? Who knows? Check out our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week.Hockinson girls, janitor hailed as lifesaversHOCKINSON — Makena Nelson never thought of herself as the type of student who could jump up and scream in front of the entire second grade. But she found herself doing just that when a friend choked on his lunch.Makena, 8, and Kaylin Oliver, 7, second-graders at Hockinson Heights Elementary School, were eating lunch in the cafeteria on May 5. Their friend tried to eat a large potato chip, but it went down his throat at a bad angle, and he started choking. He put his two hands up to his neck, and his face quickly turned red.“He was gasping for air and nobody else even noticed,” Kaylin said.Second-graders alerted adults to choking friend; Marine Corps vet performed Heimlich maneuverBank robbery suspect killed in shootout with Vancouver policeThe robbery of a Vancouver credit union ended in the suspect’s death Tuesday after he traded gunfire with police.A man reportedly wearing a ski mask and holding a rifle entered the  iQ Credit Union at 15705 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. about 2:20 p.m., Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white vehicle, then drove to a nearby parking lot. There, he switched vehicles and drove away in a blue vehicle.Man attempted to rob iQ Credit Union in east VancouverRelated story: Robbery suspect shot by police ID’d as Centralia manReport: Rental rates rising out of reachAs rents continue to rise in Clark County, so does the wage needed to afford one. A full-time worker needs to earn $18.19 hourly to afford a studio apartment, $20.25 for a one-bedroom or $23.88 for a two-bedroom, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Out of Reach Report.last_img read more

Carjacking reported at Vancouver Fred Meyer

first_imgA female was reportedly carjacked by two people late Friday morning while sitting in her vehicle in a Vancouver Fred Meyer parking lot, according to police. The victim was not injured.Vancouver police received a report of a strong-armed robbery shortly before 11:40 a.m. at Fred Meyer, 11325 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard.The victim was sitting in her vehicle when a male and female approached, opened the driver’s door, and shoved her over and out of her vehicle, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email.The assailants stole the victim’s car, which contained her cellphone and clothing, Kapp said.No further information was immediately available.last_img

Quilters sew inspired visions at Clark County showcase

first_imgA great deal of admiration made its way through the 43rd annual Clark County Quilters quilt show Saturday as quilters and onlookers studied intricate lines, color choice and unique works of art all tied together with one central idea.The show’s theme, once in a blue moon, asked participants to draw on a rare celestial occasion for inspiration.Featured quilter Lynn Czaban drew from the lighter side of the theme. Her self-portrait, all in blue, played on a bright idea only occurring once in a blue moon. Her bright idea was that she had inspiration for the quilt to begin with.Czaban is known for her portrait quilts, several of which were on display at this year’s show held at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Czaban said she saw her first portrait quilt in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since.“This has been really one of those happy accidents that has opened up a whole opportunity for me to teach and give presentations and I just really have enjoyed it,” she said.Portrait quilts on display feature her interpretation of the “Mona Lisa,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “American Gothic,” among several other famous works of art.last_img read more

Vancouver man faces vehicular assault allegation in Saturday crash

first_imgTyler A. Campbell appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court to face a vehicular assault allegation stemming from a Saturday crash that injured six people.The 23-year-old Vancouver resident was arrested following the crash at 1:58 a.m. in the 24400 block of Northeast Rawson Road, near Northeast Hinness Road in the Proebstel area east of Hockinson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.Judge Gregory Gonzales set Campbell’s bail at $15,000.An investigation determined that Campbell was driving a 1998 Chevrolet full-sized pickup west on Rawson Road when he allowed the vehicle to drift off the road. Campbell brought the pickup back onto the pavement, but crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.The pickup crashed head-on into an eastbound 1998 Nissan Sentra, injuring three in the car, one seriously, before rolling onto its passenger’s side into the path of a westbound 1999 Ford pickup, the sheriff’s office said. Three passengers in Campbell’s Chevrolet were also injured. Their names were not released.According to a probable cause affidavit, the driver of the Nissan was extricated from his vehicle and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. When a deputy later checked on the driver, he was told the man had suffered broken bones in his arms, hands and face.last_img read more

Location key in life expectancy in Clark County

first_imgCamas’ Prune Hill area has large houses on sidewalk-lined streets. It’s home to trails, parks and Lacamas Athletic Club, and its inhabitants are generally wealthy, educated homeowners.So, this may be no surprise: Prune Hill has the highest life expectancy of anywhere in Clark County. On average a person residing there can expect to live 85.3 years, according to recently released estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics.Aside from her student days at the University of Washington in Seattle, Nan Henriksen, who’s 77, has lived in Camas her entire life. She said Camas’ green spaces, trails and proximity to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encourage people to be active outside. When she was mayor in the 1980s and early 1990s, the Camas City Council focused on ways to preserve and improve quality of life while also trying to attract businesses to its industrial park.“I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a community that has more convenient trails,” Henriksen said, adding that green space is important for psychological and physical health.Of course, residents’ socioeconomic status is a major advantage. The median household income in Prune Hill is $132,910.“We’re blessed to have so many inhabitants who can afford good health care and are aware of healthy living,” Henriksen said.Nathan Murphy is the manager of Lacamas Athletic Club, which has 3,500 members. The club just celebrated a 78-year-old man who took his 100th high-intensity interval training class. The club offers swimming pools, water aerobics classes and partnerships with SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit, health and fitness programs providing no-cost gym memberships for older adults through certain insurance carriers.last_img read more

Clark County Public Health now allows dogs at restaurants outdoor spaces

first_imgEach year, dogs seem to become more like people.You give your dog a voice. You dress your dog up. You set your dog up on blind dates (maybe even on a dog dating app). You take your dog to restaurants and breweries.It’s the latter issue that in recent years has created a pesky problem for Clark County. Since 2005 Washington code has prohibited all animals, except service animals, from being on the premises of food establishments.After Clark County Public Health fielded three complaints regarding dogs at food establishments in 2012, there haven’t been fewer than seven per year since. In 2017, there were 24 complaints, and 21 were recorded last year.But a new type of complaint manifested this year. Out of the 17 complaints received so far, a handful have been from people who want there to be outdoor areas available to dogs, said Brigette Bashaw, the food safety program manager at Clark County Public Health.“There’s been growing interest by food owners and the public to allow dogs in their outside seating areas,” Bashaw said.That prompted Public Health in April to create a variance to Washington’s food code. Dogs are now welcome at establishments that have applied for and received a variance, but other pets remain prohibited (sorry, cat lovers).last_img read more

Tijan sends clothesloaded container for donation

first_imgBy Sulayman BahMidfielder Tijan Jaiteh has sent to the Gambia shipment of clothes for donation.The forty-foot loaded container acquisition is as a result of the player’s foundation’s mobilization efforts in Norway where he professionally plies his services. The Tijan Foundation –launched in recent years – seeks support by urging locals most of whom Sandnes’s faithful, the club the Gambian is contracted to, to donate unwanted items for charity beginning from start of the football season.The container, according to the club, contains over 400 t-shirts of Brazil 2014 inscriptions brought within three weeks just before it was sent to the Gambia this past Wednesday.“Sandnes people have been wonderful” says a delighted 25-year-old Tijan Jaiteh.Last year alone, he gave away bicycles and foot wears amongst other items to locals in the Gambia.]]>last_img read more

RealSetif 2ndleg billed for April

first_imgBy Sulayman Bah Real de Banjul return fixture with Africa club champions ES Setif has been scheduled for April next month.The Gambian side travels to Algeria for the second-leg after been held by the North African outfit to a one-all stalemate at home in Banjul.Real first raced ahead with Ablie Jallow nestling in the game’s openerbefore ESS equalized twenty-five minutes from time after the hosts haddisappointingly switched to the back foot apparently contended withtheir fragile lead.The return match is billed for April 3rd at the 25,000 Stade 8 Mai1945 seater stadium, according to the Gambian club, with kickoff tipped for19:30 GMT.Ivorian referee Dennis Dembele takes center stage of proceedings aidedby MoussaBayere and Marius Donatien Tan. TangbaKambou will be thefourth official while António Mendes of Guinea-Bissau will act as thematch commissioner.Real De Banjul needs to score and avoid conceding to stand any hope ofqualification in the return leg in Algeria.The capital-based side reached the first round qualifiers afterthumping Liberia’s champions Barrack Young Controllers in thepreliminary round.]]>last_img read more

Presumption of Innocence Armed Forces Please Take Note

first_imgIt is trite law in our jurisdiction that a person accused of committing a crime is presumed innocent until he/she pleads guilty or is proven guilty. This is stated clearly in section 24 of the Constitution thus:“Every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until he or she is proved, or has pleaded, guilty.”Thus when a person is arrested and detained he/she should be seen as a suspect accused of committing an offence yet to be proven by a court. It is the accuser who must come up with evidence to prove that the accused has committed an offence. This is why the suspect or accused is granted bail unless there is reason to believe that he/she may jump bail, may repeat the offence or may interfere with the investigation.If there are no safeguards for a detainee an authority may order the arrest and detention of a person who has not committed an offence just to persecute the person. This is impunity and this is why there is a safeguard in the Constitution that an arrested person shall not be detained for more than 72 hours without trial. This was rampant in the Jammeh era and President Barrow campaigned to bring an end to impunity. But members of the armed forces are still subjected to detention without trial.Section 72 states:“Any person who is arrested or detained –(a) for the purpose of bringing him or her before a court in execution of the order of a court; or(b) upon reasonable suspicion of his or her having committed, or being about to commit, a criminal offence under the law of The Gambia, and who is not released, shall be brought without undue delay before a court and, in any event, within seventy-two hours.”last_img read more

FIFA reports no suspicious behavior in World Cup bets

first_imgAn analysis showed that the betting turnover for the tournament was an estimated 136 million Euro globallyFIFA and it’s service provider Sportradar found “no suspicious behavior” in betting houses around the world.In an article published by Keir Radnegde, the international federation there were no problems during the 2018 Russia World Cup.This means that an analysis by its partner found that the betting turnover was an estimated 136 million Euros.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Croatia had the highest average betting turnover per match, and in all likelihood, would have been a very profitable team for bookmakers globally,” a statement read.“Besides various measures taken by FIFA to prevent and address potential situations of risk associated with match manipulation prior and during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the competition was closely monitored for any instance of suspicious betting patterns around matches,” the football federation said.According to the report, no games during the tournament were found to be suspicious of match manipulation or betting fraud.last_img read more

Video New second wall freekick routine goes horribly wrong

first_imgWe’ve seen many genius methods when it comes to set-pieces over the years, but Japan’s “second wall” idea went horribly wrong for one unlucky fellaLast year, a Japanese high school reformed the way set-pieces are taken in the country with a method like none other seen before.It involves a three-player-wall, linked arm in arm, edging slowly back from the ball and towards the defence.Now a Sunday League side have introduced something similar, but it did not end well for the guy who got hit in the face.In the video below, two players in green stand in front of the wall in an attempt to confuse the free-kick taker.Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.But it ended in disaster with one of the two green players lying on the ground after being hit in the face as play resumed.There has been no update on him since, but don’t be surprised if he woke up with a large ball print etched across his face after seeing this.The greatest and most inventive free kick I have ever seen pic.twitter.com/27RQiYybiN— Mario (@MMLe0) August 20, 2018last_img read more

Rangers boss reacts to Lee Wallace first appearance

first_imgRangers boss Steven Gerrard was asked if he regretted throwing on Lee Wallace for his first appearance of the season just immediately before Hartley equalised, and he said according to Daily Mail:‘Because they had four or five big units on there and I have a defender sitting behind me who is 6ft 3 and will all due respect to Ovie – and he was good today – Lee Wallace is a lot better at defending set-pieces and that was the thinking behind it.‘If I’ve got it wrong, I’ll take the blame, no problem.’Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Gerrard shot down reports in the Portuguese media linking him with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Ryan Gauld.‘Nothing’, he straight-batted. I’ve been asked about Nathan Dyer (of Swansea) and there’s nothing in that, either.On possible incomings this week, he said: ‘Hopefully we can get a centre-back in. Not sure if it’s loan or permanent – could be either.’last_img read more

Valencia midfielder ped off at Fellainis goal despite handball

first_imgMarouane Fellaini’s late effort in the first group match between Valencia and Manchester United is still creating controversy.Despite a handball by Fellaini in the build-up, his goal gave the Red Devils a 1-0 win over Valencia in their first group meeting. The Spanish squad will be playing their final group game against Manchester United for a chance to make it to the Europa League next year.Valencia’s Carlos Soler said the team got mad at the situation, but they want to move forward.“It’s true that the hand of Fellaini if he hadn’t scored, we would have the opportunity still intact, so I have no more comment for this,” the midfielder said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Obviously, we are a bit p***ed off with the situation, but we cannot change it so we will have to look forward.”Pressure is mounting on Valencia boss Marcelino, with his side currently in decline in all competitions.“I know how the club thinks about me and the feelings they have for me, so I’m not doubtful in this aspect,” Marcelino said.“I feel absolutely sure about my position in the club and also I think that coaches should always have their priorities clear, and my experiences as a coach tell me my priorities should be trying to improve our results and I am convinced this will happen, that we will get better.”last_img read more

Report Barcelona agree loan deal for KevinPrince Boateng

first_imgSassuolo forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly set to complete a six-month loan move to Barcelona after an agreement was reachedThe Catalan giants are currently short of centre-forward options following Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi’s departures.This has left Luis Suarez, who will turn 32 this month, to bear most of the workload despite the need to be managed more carefully at this stage of his career.Therefore, Barcelona have gone out in a desperate search for a backup option with Goal reporting they have an agreement with Sassuolo for Boateng in a six-month loan deal with the option of making it permanent this summer for €8m.The report adds that Boateng bid his Sassuolo teammates goodbye today and has now set out to Catalunya to undergo a medical examination.Since arriving at Sassuolo last summer, Boateng has managed four goals and an assist in 13 Serie A appearances after spending last season at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The 31-year-old has previously played for Hertha BSC, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04 and UD Las Palmas.At the Canary Islands, Boateng scored 10 goals in 28 La Liga appearances during his sole campaign at the club in the 2016/17 season.Meanwhile, Barcelona had previously been linked with moves for Girona’s star striker Cristhian Stuani and Chelsea’s unsettled player Alvaro Morata.But a move for either player failed to materialise with Boateng becoming Barcelona’s second arrival of this month’s transfer window.Ernesto Valverde’s side have signed Jeison Murillo from Valencia in another loan deal until the end of the season, while Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo will join them this summer.Should the deal go ahead, then Boateng could be in contention to make his Barcelona debut in Sunday’s Catalan derby against Girona in La Liga, where they hope to maintain their four-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.last_img read more

Premier Hon Sharlene CartwrightRobinson Accepts Chairmanship of the OCTA While Her Government

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, February 28, 2017 – According to a TCIG Press Release on February 23, 2017, Premier, Hon. Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, attended the 15th European Union Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) Forum in Oranjestad, Aruba. While at the forum, Premier Hon. Cartwright-Robinson accepted the role of Chair of OCTA and signed “…the Programming Documents commissioning the official start of the EDF 11 Program”.   Commenting on the forum, Premier Hon. Cartwright-Robinson stated that “The Turks and Caicos has continued to benefit over the years from funding through the EDF program”.Surprisingly, although the Premier Hon. Cartwright-Robinson accepted the Chairmanship of the OCTA and kicked off the EDF 11 Program, she didn’t inform the forum’s attendees that less than a week before, her government withdrew its support for the EDF 11 program.On February 17, the Cartwright-Robinson Government sent out a public notice canceling the tender for the “Consultancy for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government’s EDF 11 Education Sector Reform Strategy, Tender Reference Number TR 16/77”.   Having a Consultant working on the deliverables is a key requirement of the EDF 11 program, and the country would become ineligible for the grant if it doesn’t have one.   Realizing that she would have had the distinction of being the first Chair of the OCTA whose Government didn’t support its programs, Premier Hon. Cartwright-Robinson’s government on February 24th, rushed out a slightly amended version of the original EDF 11 Tender document, and in doing so, canceled its own cancelation of the EDF 11 Tender document.Since 2012, under the previous PNP Government, the Turks and Caicos Islands was the recipient of two EDF grants – EDF 9 and EDF 10 (which focused on Strengthening and Improving the Business Sector) – with a total funding of €13.7m (US$14.5m).   The EDF 11 program which includes additional funding of €14.6m (US$15.5m), was to have focused on reforming and strengthening the education sector, and the previous PNP government had already advanced it to the programming and financing stage.In highlighting the country’s stellar performance regarding the EDF programs, Deputy Governor, Anya Williams, who also attended the forum, stated:  “The Turks and Caicos has made great strides in its EU program work over the years since being reinstated into the program in 2012. Within a relatively short period of time we have not only seen the completion and closure of the EDF 9 Program, but also the full implementation of EDF 10…”“The Turks and Caicos is also only one of five territories that have already advanced our EDF 11 program to the programming and financing stage; in the words of the EU Commission, making us a star amongst the EU Overseas Territories.   This is quite commendable…”Leader of the Opposition, and former Minister of Finance in the previous PNP Government, Hon. C. Washington Misick, commenting on the EDF programs, stated that “The EDF programs have benefitted the country tremendously, and I am proud that the previous PNP Government’s accomplishments in rolling them out have been recognized by the Deputy Governor.   I was surprised and disappointed when I learned that the current Government had withdrawn its support for the EDF 11 program.   Thankfully, even if just to save face with the Premier becoming the new Chair of the OCTA, they have reversed that position and now support it.   Assuming that the Government doesn’t change its position again on the EDF 11 program, and I strongly encourage Madam Premier not to do so, the country should again benefit from the great strides made by the previous PNP Government.”Press Release: PNP Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

India earned respect Stephen Constantine

first_imgThe team didn’t make it past the Group Stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, but to the former squad’s boss Stephen Constantine, the team has earned respect.India national team ended up on fourth place of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group A.The team won 4-1 against Thailand in the first match, then was defeated 2-0 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 1-0 by Bahrain.“We were unlucky, to concede a penalty in the 91st minute is heartbreaking,” former India’s boss Stephen Constantine told The Indian Express.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“But it shows everybody in India that we are capable, we have the belief which we never had, we have respect which we never had and we have the determination.”“It’s there for everybody to see. I wish nothing but the best for players, for the Indian federation and for the fans who support us.”“They passed the expectations. It’s not a question of they didn’t live up to the expectations, they passed all expectations,” he added.“I don’t think anybody believed me when I said that we would qualify in 2015, I don’t think anybody believed that we could qualify from the group. They believe now.”last_img read more

President Trump says transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in

first_img….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 Posted: July 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, July 26, 2017 ….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017Trump’s policy, if implemented, would reverse that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who last year announced that transgender people could serve openly.Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) filed an amendment Wednesday to the defense appropriations bill that’s intended to block President Donald Trump from barring transgender people from serving in the military. “I can’t think of anything more backwards than turning away a brave, qualified American who wants to serve in our all-volunteer military because of their gender identity,” Peters said. “There are already thousands of transgender Americans serving honorably and openly in our Armed Forces.”There is a former member of SEAL Team 6 — the most elite military unit in history — that came out as transgender.”In a Twitter post, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said “any American who wants to serve should be able to do so, regardless of gender identity.”Rep. Susan Davis expressed her support for the transgender community. “Trans Americans have been through so much to make a decision around their gender identity – a decision that most of us can’t even begin to understand,” Davis said.  “Trans Americans are courageous, they are brave, they are strong. They are exactly who we want fighting for our country.”Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, said Trump reneged on campaign promises to protect the rights of LGBT Americans.”Barring transgender people from the U.S. military is denying them the right to serve their country, and that is unacceptable and disgraceful,” said Atkins, a lesbian who previously served as Assembly speaker and as a San Diego City Council member.”Right now, thousands of transgender Americans are serving proudly, courageously and effectively,” Atkins said. “They should be allowed to continue to do so. Excluding talented and able-bodied people who are eager to serve only makes our country weaker.”Other local leaders declared their support for President Trump and the ban Wednesday. “The President’s decision was the absolute right decision,” Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine) said in a statement. “National security should trump social experimentation, always. It’s about time that a decision is made to restore the warrior culture and allow the U.S. military to get back to business.”Last year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended a ban on transgender service members. More recently, a delay was placed on new enlistments from transgender individuals until a decision could be made by the new administration.There are no known numbers on how many transgender people serve in the military but a 2016 RAND study estimates there are somewhere between 4 to 11 thousand transgender individuals serving either on active duty or the reserves.The San Diego LGBT Center in Hillcrest issued a statement that reads: “The notion that thousands of transgender military personnel should be summarily abandoned is hateful, dangerous and unacceptable. These are brave, dedicated people who have devoted themselves to protecting the democratic ideals of this country, often at great risk and at great cost to themselves and their loved ones.”The LGBT Center said military service members have enough to manage “without the fear of a witch hunt,” and are being threatened on the basis of something that has absolutely no bearing on their fitness to serve. WASHINGTON, D.C. (KUSI) — President Donald Trump says he is banning transgender people from serving in the United States military.In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, the president said after consulting with generals and military experts he has decided to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military, citing medical costs and disruption as reasons for the implementation.center_img After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter President Trump says transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in US Militarylast_img read more