KWSO News Aug. 16, 2018

The Eugene Greene Sr. American Legion Family #48 will host the Korean War Veteran Honoring on Saturday, August 25 at Kah-NeeTa Resort. The Honoring will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch and entertainment provided. This will be the second event that the Eugene Greene Sr. American Legion family will host to honor veterans who served on the ground in the Korean War, or in support capacity in the waters of the Pacific between 1950 and 1955. The event holds a special place in the hearts of the American Legion veterans and Auxiliary for the organizations namesake, Eugene Greene Sr. A combat veteran, Mr. Greene earned the Silver Star, the third highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action. The August 25 Honoring at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is in recognition of these individuals. Tickets are on sale now. Contact the Auxiliary at 541-460-8212. Or for details go to:

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country on Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks.

( Controversial changes to a program that helps tribal citizens obtain telephone, cell phone and internet service are on hold thanks to a federal appeals court. In an order on Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a lifeline to the Tribal Lifeline program at the Federal Communications Commission. The move temporarily prevents the FCC, an independent federal agency, from cutting off a subsidy deemed essential for tribal citizens who often struggle to find adequate phone and broadband service on their homelands. The order, issued by the clerk of the court, does not completely protect the Tribal Lifeline, which began during the Reagan administration and has long been seen as a way to bridge the so-called digital divide in Indian Country. The D.C. Circuit is still accepting briefs and must schedule arguments before making a ruling on the merits.