Hey there. It’s Thursday, August 11, 2016. Here’s your helping of the Morning Scoop.
What You Need to Know
• Sorry, Cheech: The DEA has ruled that marijuana has no medical value and will keep intact a 1970 law that classifies it as a dangerous drug akin to heroin and LSD.
• Details are emerging about what caused a young boy’s death on a waterslide, and this story just gets more and more tragic and horrifying.
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• Work to relocate a two-mile stretch of Highway 99 for high-speed rail is going to cost $35 million more than expected, which, I don’t know, seems like a lot?
• A possibly unstable guy climbed Trump Tower trying to get the possibly unstable candidate’s attention.
• A tiny insect is threatening California citrus, but it’s not the smiling insect seen in the graphic accompanying this article. Please don’t get confused.
• I’m blaming fire season for the fact I sneezed three times in a row yesterday instead of the usual two times.
What You Want to Know
• The Fresno Iris Society will host its annual fundraiser Saturday at the Fresno State Horticulture Nursery, which just sounds delightful, doesn’t it?
• Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” opens today, so go get your culture on.
• NEW GIRL SCOUTS COOKIES ARE HAPPENING. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
What You Wish You Didn’t Know
• Rooster fighting is still a thing because humans are the worst. Except the humans who stop it. They’re OK.
• Fresno’s air is not just bad, it’s actually deadly, so don’t breathe too deeply. Or often. Have a nice day!