SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 20TH, 2016
NEVADA CAUCUSES ATTRACT BAY AREA DEMOCRATS
The razor thin margin between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has put all the focus on the Saturday Nevada caucuses. Since 1980, all six of the Silver State’s electoral votes have gone toward the winner of the presidency. Liz Vahlsing, Bay Area native and former field coordinator for Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, said that those who were active in the battleground states saw that they could be effective in this campaign as well. Nevadans have taken this influx of Bay Area Democrats well, opening their doors to give fellow citizens a place to stay. Nevada will be a test of both Sanders’ electability and Clinton’s ability to preserve her front runner status.
FIJI HIT BY BIGGEST STORM EVER
On Saturday at 7 PM, Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall on the island of Fiji. According to CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar, the cyclone weakened initially, but is now regaining strength. Winds are projected to reach speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Thus far, only one casualty has been reported; an elderly man was killed when his roof fell on him. CEO of Save The Children Fiji Iris Low-McKenzie says that the storm has the potential to devastate Fiji.
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN NEVADA AND SOUTH CAROLINA
Saturday is pivotal for both parties. The Nevada caucuses will be a litmus test to see which Democratic candidate gels with a non-white demographic, and the South Carolina primaries will determine if Donald Trump will keep his lead. With Bernie Sanders’ success in New Hampshire, Nevada will reveal if the Vermont Senator has the ability to keep up that success. On the Republican front, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has poured millions into the South Carolina primaries. Whether his efforts will pay off or not remains to be seen.
KASHMIR ATTACK LEAVES THREE DEAD
Militants attacked a convoy in Kashmir on Saturday, killing two soldiers and one civilian. Police reports say that the militants attacked the Central Reserve Police Force before moving on to the Entrepreneurship Development Institute, injuring 13 people in the attack. Police were able to evacuate all civilians. Indians have been engaging in conflict with Muslim separatists since 1989 over the disputed Kashmir region.