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Tulley, Humboldt County

Fire at a glance (numbers) Incident Name: State: Lead Agency: Size (acres): Percent Contained: Estimate of Containment: Personnel: Structures Destroyed: Tulley, Humboldt-Del Norte Unit, Cal Fire. Six miles north of Weitchpec, CA. Timber and heavy logging slash. Minimal fire behavior. September 3, 2016 at 10:34 AM Firefighters have shifted their focus to mop up and […]

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Lawsuit Launched Over California Cities’ Killing of Threatened Santa Ana Suckers

SAN BERNARDINO, CA, Aug. 22, 2016 –  Three conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the cities of Colton and San Bernardino and their regional wastewater reclamation authority for illegally killing federally protected Santa Ana sucker fish. By halting water releases critical to maintaining surface flows of the Santa Ana River, the […]

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Frank Sharry: A vote for Trump is a vote for racism

August 22, 2016 – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the conflicting stories about Donald Trump and immigration after the candidate’s meeting with Hispanic supporters on Saturday. Despite new reports from Trump that he is not, in fact, pivoting on immigration, it really doesn’t matter if he tries. He’s already […]

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District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

FORT WORTH, TX, Aug. 22, 2016 – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States. Five civil […]

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Years after mining stops, uranium’s legacy lingers on Native land

CROW AGENCY, Mont. Aug. 22, 2016—Editor’s Note: This story is part of “Sacred Water,” EHN’s ongoing investigation into Native American struggles—and successes—to protect culturally significant water sources on and off the reservation The Crow are not alone in their struggle with uranium. The toxic metal is irrefutably intertwined with Native Americans, long a notorious national […]

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California Supreme Court Upholds Moratorium on Suction Dredge Mining for Gold

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 22, 2016 – The California Supreme Court today upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold and said regulations protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources from the practice are valid. Suction dredge miners had asked the court to prevent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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486 lightning strikes hit California on Sunday

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 22, 2016 – Lightning activity on Sunday was centered on the Sierra Nevada with 486 recorded downstrikes. Both the east side and the west side received strikes, mostly with some scant precipitation. Today’s forecast calls for additional lightning activity along the Sierra crest and into the Foothills. Downstrikes on Sunday were […]

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New Report: Internet Voting Threatens Ballot Secrecy

Aug. 22, 2016 – Casting a secret ballot in the upcoming election might not be so secret or secure depending on where – and how – you vote, according to a new report, The Secret Ballot at Risk: Recommendations for Protecting Democracy. The report was coauthored by three leading organizations focused on voting technology, the […]

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CalWORKs Connects Families to Local Service Providers

August 21, 2016 – Nevada County is rich with non-profit community-based organizations that provide an array of services to families in need.  The Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) partners with many of these local organizations to deliver services funded through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program. On first glance, services […]

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Seventh Annual Welcome Home Vets Motorcycle Run and Picnic on Saturday September 17th

August 22, 2016 – September 17, 2016, marks the Seventh Annual Welcome Home Vets Motorcycle Run and Picnic proudly held right here at Penn Valley’s crown jewel, Western Gateway Park. Proceeds from this event provide direct therapy and support to local Veterans and their family members addressing psychological trauma experienced while in the military.  Post-Traumatic […]

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A review of key states with Voter ID laws found no voter impersonation

Aug. 22, 2016 – This report is part of a project on voting rights in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is […]

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Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

PHOENIX, AZ, Sept. 21, 2016 – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America’s most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon. 40+ organizers have descended on nine cities in Arizona, […]

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 20, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president’s major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. FEMA approved more than $39 million to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home […]