5 things to know: Monday

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Lubbock demonstrators join nationwide immigration protests

LUBBOCK, Texas - Around a hundred Lubbock demonstrators joined protesters across the country calling for an end to family separations at the border and President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy.

"We're out here protesting because it's the right thing to do. We're protecting children. Separating families is the evilest thing you can do," one protester said.

Throughout the crowd people carried signs. One said "children are not pawns" and another said "I'll swap Donald Trump for 10,000 refugees."

Nearly everyone demanding law makers make it easier to come into the United States legally.

"We need a pathway to citizenship. Who's putting on our roofs in this hot sun? It's not my daughter or my son. They already have their college degrees. New immigrants come and they do those types of work," a mother said.

A federal judge has ordered a halt to most family separations at the border and to reunify the families however there is no word on how long it will take. The protesters said they do not want to wait.


Attempt to cut SNAP benefits from Farm Bill could cause delay

LUBBOCK, Texas - Both Texas Senators are cracking down on non-disabled nutrition recipients, introducing an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill, making it tougher for some to qualify. 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides benefits to Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. Senator Cruz says some beneficiaries are taking advantage of the system.   

"More than 1/3 of the country lives in areas with no work requirements. 33 states have some type of waiver on the work requirements, 28 states have partial waivers and 5 states in the District of Columbia have total waivers on work requirements. That's not right, and it's led to a troubling development," Cruz said. 

Senator Cornyn is proposing an amendment separate from Cruz's, to encourage work requirements too. He calls the benefits necessary, but recipients gaming the system take funds away from those who truly need them. 

The objective is to get this bill done sooner rather than later, but this amendment could be a speed bump in the process. If the bill does get passed in September, it'll be the first time that it is passed on time since 2002.


Fire Chief: 'weather conditions not ideal for fireworks'?

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Independence Day revelry's already started for some residents in our area. Remember, you can't fire them off in city limits, only on private property out in the county and the drought's not going to make it easy.

If you do decide to partake, have a bucket of water nearby, a cell phone, adult supervision and avoid popping them on or near dry fields.

Firefighters aren't the only ones who may be busy. At UMC, last year Orthepedic Doctor Desirae Mckee said she worked around the clock, treating patients with various injuries. 

"My partner and I took care of 10 fireworks explosion injuries, people lost fingers, people lost parts of their hand, people had their eardrums blown out, burn to their bodies, things that can never be brought back to normal," Mckee said.

If you're caught with fireworks within the city limit's, it's a misdemeanor with a fine up to $1,000. To report any activity, Lubbock police ask to call the non-emergency number.


Piece of USS Arizona makes its way through Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas - Nearly 77 years ago the USS Arizona sank to the bottom of Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. 1,177 Sailors perished on the battleship, the most lost on any Navy ship ever.

It still sits in the harbor as a memorial honoring those lives lost, but now a small piece is now in West Texas. By the time it reaches its final destination at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo, the 800 pound section from the deck will have traveled more than 3,600 miles from Hawaii. 

"It's a large section of the upper deck I believe that was, I'm sure used, there's a little bit of wear and tear from the war or the attack but it's a pretty special piece," said Burt Robinson, the UPS driver delivering the relic. "I didn't hesitate to say yes because it's just a part of history and I can say I took part in being able to let the people in this area to share in this history."

Burt's truck was escorted by the Patriot Guard, a motorcycle club that honors military service members. The piece will be available to view as a permanent addition to the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo.


The Latest: Mexico's AMLO claims win in presidential vote
  
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation after what he called a "historic day."
  
Lopez Obrador vows that profound change is coming, but says individual and property rights will be guaranteed. He promises respect for the autonomy of the Bank of Mexico and says his government will maintain financial and fiscal discipline.
  
He also says contracts obtained under energy reforms will be scrutinized for any corruption or illegality, but there will be no confiscation or expropriation of property.
  
The candidate spoke late Sunday shortly after electoral authorities announced that a quick count forecast he had won over half the votes, a remarkable mandate not seen in the country for many years.
  
President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a televised message to the nation that he had congratulated Lopez Obrador.

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