News Briefs: Oct. 31


The House of Representatives voted 232-196 to endorse the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, according to the New York Times. Two Democrats and all Republicans voted against the resolution. “This is not any cause for any glee or comfort,” Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, said. “What is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.”

Wildfires continue to spread through northern California and the Los Angelos area. Evacuations were ordered for residents of San Bernardino early Thursday morning. According to the New York Times, the flames destroyed six homes so far. Several Sonoma County residents have taken shelter at a Walmart after evacuation from the Kincade fire.

The Keystone Pipeline leaked 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota wetlands. Karl Rockeman, the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality’s division of water quality, said this is one of the larger spills in the state. Rockeman said this is part of an existing stretch of the pipeline, not the Keystone XL addition.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I have been the assistant news editor and the managing editor. I have also interned for the Manhattan Mercury and the Colby Free Press. I grew up in Colby, Kansas, and I am a junior in journalism and English. Through the Collegian, I aim to provide the K-State community with quality news coverage while we learn to serve our campus.