When floodwaters from Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina's Lumberton area, some families were unable – or unwilling – to take their pets with them when they evacuated.

The flooding hit rapidly, the Asheville Citizen Times reported, when temporary levees failed and sent water gushing into the surrounding area.

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago, will testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Attorneys for Blasey Ford reached an agreement with committee staff on Sunday after days of negotiations over the conditions and details of her appearance. The terms of their agreement provide that Kavanaugh will also appear before the committee but he will not be in the room while Ford is speaking or being questioned.

Meet Nevada's 'Trump Of Pahrump'

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Dennis Hof sits on a red and black velvet couch under TV screens that flash pictures of scantily clad women. Behind him, the doorbell is ringing and women in lingerie line up. Men walk in, select one of the women, sit with them at the bar and eventually head down a long hallway into bedrooms.

"We call it a meet and greet. So a customer comes up and the bell goes off and we let the girls know there's a new client in the house come out and meet him," he says, sipping on iced coffee and explaining the ways of his brothel.

Next week marks a grim anniversary for Las Vegas. The single deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. A man opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into crowds at a country music festival on Oct. 1, 2017. He killed 58 people, injured hundreds more and left this city reeling.

A year on the city is still healing. We spoke to two survivors.

'I hid under someone who was dead'

There's a lot of talk about how to make our food supply more sustainable. And, increasingly, eaters connect the dots between a healthy diet and a healthy planet. One line of evidence? A shift on grocery store shelves.

Within three days of starting high school this year, my ninth-grader could not get into bed before 11 p.m. or wake up by 6 a.m. He complained he couldn't fall asleep but felt foggy during the school day and had to reread lessons a few times at night to finish his homework. And forget morning activities on the weekends — he was in bed.

New Book: Vaccines Have Always Had Haters

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Vaccinations have saved millions, maybe billions, of lives, says Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor and director of the Center for Research Innovation in Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Those routine shots every child is expected to get can fill parents with hope that they're protecting their children from serious diseases.

But vaccines also inspire fear that something could go terribly wrong. That's why Kinch's new book is aptly named: Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity.

California election officials are launching a new effort to fight the kind of disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 elections — an effort that comes with thorny legal and political questions.

The state's new Office of Election Cybersecurity will focus on combating social media campaigns that try to confuse voters or discourage them from not casting ballots.

During the 2016 election, in addition to hacking email accounts and attacking voting systems, Russian agents also used social media to plant disinformation intended to drive down voter turnout.

Updated at 3:00 p.m. ET

It is still unclear exactly how and under what conditions Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday on Capitol Hill. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault when they were in high school.

China And Vatican Sign Agreement On Appointment Of Bishops

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After decades of tensions, the Vatican and China have signed a "provisional agreement" on the appointment of bishops.

The deal — signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers on both sides — gives the Holy See a say in naming of bishops, and grants the pope veto power over candidates.

Beijing had long insisted that it must approve appointments of bishops in China, and that insistence has stymied improved relations between the two sides.

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O. Hope McKenney

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show to watch the sheepdog trials. The herding event is a competitive dog sport that began in the 1860s in New Zealand. Highly trained herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. There is a specific type of sheepdog trial unique to the Redwood Empire region of Northern California, developed by ranchers in the 1940s because of the area’s rough terrain. 

 

Mendo/Lake Veterans Resource Fair in Lakeport

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018 -- On September 19 and 20, there is a veterans resource fair at the Lakeport fairgrounds from 9-4. Veterans' organizations have gathered clothing, boots, and camping supplies for homeless vets, and Fritch Hall is packed with representatives from veterans' organizations all over Lake and Mendocino Counties. We'll hear from some of the organizers and people offering legal services, supplies, employment assistance, and advice on how to gain access to various benefits.

 On Sept 16th 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell in the town of Dolores, Mexico and delivered a speech known as El Grito, or the cry for independence. Hidalgo is considered the father of his country and the event is reenacted annually on the eve of independence day in Mexico,. This year the celebration came to SPACE, the school of performing arts and cultural education in Ukiah.

Memorial Ceremony For State Hospital Patients

Sep 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018 -- The third Monday of September is the day to honor patients who died in California State mental hospitals and whose remains were unclaimed. The ashes of 1200 such patients are buried in one plot at Ukiah's cemetery, just a little way into the trees from the southwest end. Another 400 patients are buried there, to, memorialized with a large stone monument. We'll talk with Debi Davis, of Disability Rights California, about the California Memorial Project, and Julia Wood, who stayed at the Mendocino State Hospital in Talmage during her pregnancy in 1959.

Jim Heid

 The California Coastal Commission held three days of hearings at Fort Bragg town hall last week to review several pending coastal projects. Most controversial was the Commission's approval of the Cal Trans permit application for a geotechnical survey at the historic Albion River Bridge, the last wooden trestle bridge on the California coast.  According to Cal Trans, the survey is necessary in order to determine if the aging bridge should be rehabilited or replaced.

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Program Showcase

Dean Baker, Economist

Sep 20, 2018

To hear this interview with Dean Baker, co-founder/co-director of the Center for Economic & Policy Research, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2018/09/20/dean-baker/

10 years after the financial crisis, economict Dean Baker disects what should have happened vs. what did happen.

On September 16th KZYX broadcast the sheepdog trials live from the Mendocino County fair in Boonville. commentary was provided by Alice Woelfle and Kevin Owens. The audio is available here!

MCPB Meetings

MCPB Meetings

Sep 10, 2018

All Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are open to KZYX members and the public.  However, since attendance tends to be low for most meetings, the Board will hold several special meetings each year to encourage attendance and feedback from our members and the public. 

Board meetings are posted here

Committee meetings are posted here

Child & Family Services

The Positive Parenting Program, known as Triple P, is proven to build better relationships between parents and children.  The unique feature of Triple P is how the strategies and techniques learned have the potential to improve all relationships.  It allows caregivers and parents to gain confidence, learn strategies to teach children new skills, and have realistic expectations while parenting in a positive and effective way. 

Triple P Mendocino

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O. Hope McKenney

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show to watch the sheepdog trials. The herding event is a competitive dog sport that began in the 1860s in New Zealand. Highly trained herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. There is a specific type of sheepdog trial unique to the Redwood Empire region of Northern California, developed by ranchers in the 1940s because of the area’s rough terrain. 

 

Mendo/Lake Veterans Resource Fair in Lakeport

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018 -- On September 19 and 20, there is a veterans resource fair at the Lakeport fairgrounds from 9-4. Veterans' organizations have gathered clothing, boots, and camping supplies for homeless vets, and Fritch Hall is packed with representatives from veterans' organizations all over Lake and Mendocino Counties. We'll hear from some of the organizers and people offering legal services, supplies, employment assistance, and advice on how to gain access to various benefits.

 On Sept 16th 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell in the town of Dolores, Mexico and delivered a speech known as El Grito, or the cry for independence. Hidalgo is considered the father of his country and the event is reenacted annually on the eve of independence day in Mexico,. This year the celebration came to SPACE, the school of performing arts and cultural education in Ukiah.

Memorial Ceremony For State Hospital Patients

Sep 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018 -- The third Monday of September is the day to honor patients who died in California State mental hospitals and whose remains were unclaimed. The ashes of 1200 such patients are buried in one plot at Ukiah's cemetery, just a little way into the trees from the southwest end. Another 400 patients are buried there, to, memorialized with a large stone monument. We'll talk with Debi Davis, of Disability Rights California, about the California Memorial Project, and Julia Wood, who stayed at the Mendocino State Hospital in Talmage during her pregnancy in 1959.

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