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Breaking News: "Black Fire" in Redwood Valley Black Bart Area

Sunday 6:30 PM Cal Fire Incident Update: 417 acres, 50% contained. 10 crews, 4 dozers, 30 fire engines, 2 copters, 5 water tenders, 332 total personnel.

"Fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees  Firefighters are working in extreme conditions; high heat, low humidity, with the potential for erratic winds.  Firefighters are aggressively utilizing resources to construct containment lines, extinguish hotspots near the containment lines & defend structures. The Evacuation Order has been cancelled. The American Red Cross has officially closed the Evacuation Shelter at Eagle Peak Middle School.  Red Cross representatives have advised that it can be re-opened, should a need exist. "

Follow this link to the Cal Fire Incident Update for current details for the Black Fire.

If you have threatened animals: Parducci Wine Cellars has two 4 acre paddocks available to anyone evacuating large animals. Lake Mendocino drive exit on Tollini lane. Contact Tim via call or text if you need a space to evacuate animals at (707) 272-1083.

Updates on the Mendocino County Sheriff Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MendocinoSheriff

Updates on Twitter (#BlackFire): https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackFire?src=hash

Listen to emergency live feeds: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/6248/web

Here is a MAP of the fire/evacuation area as of 9 AM Sunday.

SOCIAL SECURITY AND CUTS IN THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET ON KZYX

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All About the Money airs from 9 am to 10 pm on alternate Fridays and is hosted by John Sakowicz.
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SOCIAL SECURITY AND CUTS IN THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET ON KZYX


"All About Money" returns to KZYX on Friday, April 19, at 9 am, with guest Ellen Shaffer, co-director at the Center for Policy Analysis. We will continue the conversation we started on our last show (April 5) with guest Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.


 
 
Shaffer is co-director at the Center for Policy Analysis. She recently stated: "President Obama has announced that he will propose a budget plan on April 10 that would cut Social Security benefits and increase Medicare deductibles.


"Congress and the President must protect these lifelines for seniors, people with disabilities. These cuts would be especially harmful to the health of women, who live longer but have lower incomes. The "chained CPI"  would cut payments to women in their 80s by the cost of three months of groceries a year. Additionally, women of color, who already experience a host of health disparities and difficulties in accessing critical health services would be disproportionately impacted by any erosion of Medicare or Medicaid.  Such cuts would force women ages 65-67 to neglect needed health care, worsening chronic conditions throughout their lives.  Reduced income support would force many elderly women without family or friends as caregivers to spend down to qualify for Medicaid, and experience medically unnecessary confinement in nursing homes as a result.


"Social Security has absolutely nothing to do with causing the deficit, so cutting it won't help to reduce the deficit. The Social Security Trust Fund is entirely solvent through 2038, requiring only minor tweaks in the interim to extend into the future.  Medicare and Medicaid are affected by health care cost increases, but cutting benefits will not solve those problems.


"On Nov. 6, women and communities of color gave the margin of victory to a President and members of Congress who promised to fight for higher taxes on the wealthy, for more public investment and for careful cuts in spending, while revitalizing the economy. It is unconscionable to ask those who are barely making it to be squeezed even tighter at a time when corporations and the wealthiest 2% are not paying their fair share of taxes, despite soaring profits."
 
 




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All About the Money airs from 9 am to 10 pm on alternate Fridays and is hosted by John Sakowicz.

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