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GOP consultants say Trump’s threat to skip the debate is foolhardy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s vow to skip the next debate if it is held virtually delighted supporters but confounded observers who say he risks throwing away one of his last best chances to change the course of a race he is currently losing.

“The president’s threat to walk away from a virtual debate is a power move that seems almost certain to backfire,” said Liam Donovan, a Republican strategist.

“This debate may be the last best opportunity to score a game-changing moment or otherwise hope to impact the trajectory of this race before it’s too late,” he added. “It’s also one of the few remaining speed bumps for Vice President Biden, and Trump would be doing Joe a real favor by letting him off the hook.”

The non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday it would hold the town hall face off virtually to “protect the health and safety

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Skip fires prompts plea for business owners to lock up bins

A trio of skip fires has prompted Fenz to warn business owners to lock their skips and keep them away from buildings.

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A trio of skip fires has prompted Fenz to warn business owners to lock their skips and keep them away from buildings.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging business owners to lock up their rubbish skips after three bin blazes in central Nelson.

The fires, between about 7.45pm and 10.35pm in skips on or near Halifax and Bridge streets on Thursday, all occurred when the businesses were closed.

A police spokeswoman said police were notified of the fires. Officers would be making inquiries and working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz), she said.

Fenz national manager of community readiness and recovery Steve Turek said there were easy ways to avoid potentially destructive fires such as those in the Nelson skips.

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