FROM Anna King
Army Mobilized to Battle Western Wildfires In Central Washington State, a raging wildfire has destroyed one of the world’s largest co-ops for packaging and shipping apples. The Chelan Complex Fire has burned 100,000 acres, and 100 soldiers have been thrown into the effort. Forest Service firefighters are overwhelmed by so many simultaneous blazes.
Police Shooting Puts Spotlight on Pasco, Washington A cell-phone video shows three police officers in Pasco, Washington, shooting and killing an unarmed Latino who turned on them after running away. He's apparently been throwing rocks at them. It's been condemned by the President of Mexico, and officials say local protests have demonstrated there is anger bubbling below the surface. The shooting was last week, and the video has spread around the Internet, showing 35-year old Antonio Zambrano-Montes being gunned down on an otherwise empty sidewalk. It's the third incident of its kind since July in Pasco, Washington. Anna King reports for the Northwest News Network .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.