The Finish Line

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Matt Davies)

In other news, following several walkouts and finally a 15-hour filibuster by State Rep. Carol Alvarado (D), Republicans in Texas have finally succeeded in passing their voter suppression bill.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandating vaccination for all employees (about 25,000 staff) who deal directly with patients.

Finally, water cut-offs and rationing are coming to the American southwest.

Climate change, drought and high demand are expected to force the first-ever mandatory cuts to a water supply that 40 million people across the American West depend on — the Colorado River. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s projection next week will spare cities and tribes but hit Arizona farmers hard.

The cuts are coming earlier than expected as a drought has intensified and reservoirs dipped to historic lows across the West. Scientists blame climate change for the warmer, more arid conditions over the past 30 years.

It's all going to happen earlier than expected.