☀ National Monument Stays Intact

AND College Girls Save Family From Sinking Car

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Here’s what to know for Thursday:

  • Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument preserved after supreme court decision

  • Birds use wing gestures to be polite

  • Georgia students rescue family on road trip


Big news from the untamed borders of California and Oregon - the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is keeping its full acreage intact!

So, what's the fuss all about?

Well, imagine if you will, a scenic slice of wilderness, right at the junction of ancient Siskiyou Mountains and the fiery Cascades. And folks, that's the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument for you!

In a move that's making some logging companies frown and environmentalists grin, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to keep this natural gem untouched.

Logging interests and a bunch of counties in Oregon were hoping to chop away a chunk of the monument, but the court said, "Nah, we're good."

You see, back in 2017, President Obama gave this area some special treatment, saying, "Hands-off, no logging allowed!" But not everyone was thrilled about it.

Some argued that the president shouldn't have the power to just declare these places off-limits without asking Congress first.

But hey, the Supreme Court decided to stay out of that debate for now.

The expansion stands, and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument remains a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, whether you're into fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, or even snowmobiling!

Sure, it's not the busiest spot on the federal lands map, but it's got its own charm.

Plus, it's not just Oregon's playground. California gets a slice of the action too, with a chunk of the monument bordering its Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area.

Now, those rooting for the chainsaws and logging trucks might be feeling a bit down.

Logging companies were eyeing those trees, hoping for some lucrative timber harvests. But alas, it seems like the trees get to keep their peace for now.

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument lives to see another day, and Mother Nature can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Meet Eleanor, Kaitlyn, Clarke, Jane, and Molly, five college students from the University of Georgia who turned their weekend getaway into a heroic adventure.

Picture this: They're cruising from Athens to Savannah when, boom!

They spot something strange—a minivan submerged underwater.

Two of them dive in to rescue a trapped family while the others coordinate like seasoned pros.

The adrenaline's pumping as they pull a mom and her two kids to safety.

One child's been underwater for what feels like forever, but these gals aren't about to let tragedy strike. They call 911, and one even performs CPR.

Within minutes, the child's breathing again, and tears of relief flow freely.

Thanks to their quick thinking, all three survivors are rushed to the hospital and released the next day.

But for these Georgia gals, it's not about the praise.

As Molly says, "We're always in the right place at the right time to help others."

Their university's given them a special shoutout, and they'll be honored at the Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Convention.

Who needs capes when you've got compassion? These gals are the true MVPs!

15 years old?

No, just a baby.

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