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Mountain snow and gusty winds today and Monday

Precipitation expected Sunday with moderate mountain travel impacts and a few light Valley showers. Mountain snow and very light Valley showers today. Strong northerly winds today into Monday. There is the potential for freezing and sub-freezing overnight low temperatures next week. Discussion Latest satellite imagery shows sunny skies across interior NorCal this afternoon. Valley highs […]

Posted inUS

AU To 7th Circuit: Religious Employers Are Not Above The Law; Catholic School Wrong To Fire Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald For Marrying A Woman

January 27, 2023 – Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged a federal appeals court to recognize that religious employers are not above the law and allow to proceed the civil rights lawsuit of Shelly Fitzgerald, a high school guidance counselor fired by Roncalli High School and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis […]

Posted inRegional

Tahoe Donner to Conduct Workforce Housing Study in Effort to Alleviate Housing Supply Shortage for Employees

Truckee, CA – In partnership with consulting firm Economic Planning Systems, Inc., Tahoe Donner is moving forward with a comprehensive workforce housing study in 2023 to better understand the scope of housing needs, preferences, opportunities and more within the association. This study is a critical first step in devising a Housing Action Plan to alleviate […]

Posted inEnviro

First Report of Rare Cat Discovered on Mt. Everest

Findings from a new paper published in Cat News have identified the first ever report of Pallas’s cat on Mount Everest, in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. This groundbreaking finding is a result of the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history.  From April 7 […]

Posted inRegional

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights. The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. that night in Nevada City at the Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City […]

Posted inCalifornia

Spanish Boating Safety Course Now Available from California State Parks

SACRAMENTO Calif. January 27, 2023 — California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced today the availability of a boating safety course in Spanish. Like its English counterpart, the Curso de California para Navegación home study eBook is free and helps Californians be compliant with the mandatory boating education law that requires power boat operators to […]

Posted inWorld

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief

At a UN ceremony to mark the Holocaust on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that antisemitism, hate speech, and misinformation are ever-present, 90 years on from the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. In his speech, delivered at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Guterres recalled that, within months, the Nazis had dismantled fundamental constitutional […]

Posted inUS

Federal Bill Ensuring Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Introduced in U.S. House

January 27, 2023 – The EACH Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Barbara Lee, Diana DeGette, Jan Schakowsky, and Ayanna Pressley. This bill would guarantee that people using Medicaid have coverage for abortion services. Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Even before the Supreme Court […]

Posted inRegional

Placer County Animal Services seeking public’s help regarding suspicious deaths of 14 animals

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Animal Services is seeking any information that could help identify a suspect in the suspicious deaths of 13 cats and one hawk. On Jan. 8, animal control officers responded to the scene at North Dowd Road and Waltz Road in unincorporated Lincoln where a utility worker had discovered the deceased […]

Posted inRegional

Rain and low snow showers return Sunday, hard freeze possible next week

Dry weather with sunny days and cool overnight temperatures continue. Valley frost and fog possible in the overnight and morning hours through Saturday. Precipitation expected Sunday with minor mountain travel impacts and light valley rain. Potential for freezing and sub freezing overnight lows behind the system. Discussion Ridge of high pressure that has been over […]

Posted inRegional

Photographers explore NC and GV Feb. 3 – 11 in preparation for Photo Challenge Exhibit

Photographers will be taking photos of Nevada City and Grass Valley during the week of Feb 3 – 11 as part of a photography challenge sponsored by the Nevada County Camera Club.  “If you see photographers in your neighborhood at odd hours during February 3-11, chances are they are participating in this challenge,” explained Kathy […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Jessica White and David Meijer: Securing a Vibrant Future for the World’s Public Broadcasters

January 26, 2023 – In the century since the world’s oldest public broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), began operating, people around the world have benefited from international public broadcasters that share reliable information. Even with the rise of social media and competing services, their global footprint remains significant. The BBC reached a record 489 million […]

Posted inUS

Menendez, Ocasio Cortex, Booker, Luján, Padilla, Casar & Grijalva Urge Reversal of Title 42 Expansion and Proposed Asylum Transit Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 26, 2023 – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.-14), alongside Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas-35), and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.-07), today led a bicameral group of nearly 80 lawmakers urging President Joe Biden to reverse his administration’s expansion of […]

Posted inCalifornia

Attorney John Eastman Charged with Multiple Disciplinary Counts by the State Bar of California

January 26, 2023 – The State Bar of California’s Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona announced today the filing of a Notice of Disciplinary Charges (NDC) against attorney John Charles Eastman (State Bar No. 193726). The 11 charges arise from allegations that Eastman engaged in a course of conduct to plan, promote, and assist then-President Trump in […]

Posted inEnviro

Amazon heat drives Tibet temperatures: climate tipping elements connected half around the globe

January 26, 2023 – While the Amazon rainforest and the Tibetan Plateau sit on different sides of the globe, scientists now discovered that changes in the South American ecosystem can trigger changes in the vicinity of the Himalayas. Both are tipping elements, hence large-scale elements of the planetary machinery that are sensitive to global warming […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Health impact of chemicals in plastics is handed down two generations

January 26, 2023 – Fathers exposed to chemicals in plastics can affect the metabolic health of their offspring for two generations, a University of California, Riverside, mouse study reports. Plastics, which are now ubiquitous, contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, that have been linked to increased risk of many chronic diseases; parental exposure to EDCs, for example, […]

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