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Supervisor Carre Brown gives the latest update on the next PSPS scheduled for Wednesday the 20th.

 

BoS to Streamline Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

Nov 18, 2019

November 18, 2019 — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on November 12 to take steps intended to simplify the cannabis cultivation permitting process — and encourage more legacy growers to come into the fold.

ToT Will be on the Ballot

Nov 18, 2019

November 18, 2019 — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on November 12 to ask voters to approve a transient occupancy tax on private campgrounds, with an advisory measure directing that the revenue, estimated at one million dollars per year, go to fire agencies. If approved by voters in March, the tax would only apply to the first thirty days of a visit at the campground. Public campgrounds, which comprise about 30% of the camping facilities in the county, are exempt, by state law.

November 14, 2019 — A who’s who of Mendocino County substance abuse treatment providers gathered at the Ukiah City Conference Center this week for a two-day training about effective treatments for opioid addiction. With money coming in from the state and federal government and settlements with drug companies, some experts are optimistic that addiction medicine has a chance at getting the infrastructure, expertise, and compensation that’s found in systems of care for other types of medical conditions.  

Thirty years on, Enchanted Meadow is still in court

Nov 14, 2019

Thirty years ago, activists worked to save the Enchanted Meadow from logging. The case is still in court. Zia Cattlini led a hike to the area from the north side of the Albion River and talked about the long struggle.

November 12, 2019 — The Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously, with Supervisor John McCowen absent, to ask voters to approve a tax on private campgrounds in the unincorporated areas of the county, to fund fire districts. The measure is expected to appear on the March 2020 ballot. 

Last year, 53.9% of voters declined to approve Measure G, a proposal to require guests at private campgrounds to pay a 10% transient occupancy tax, like guests in short term vacation rentals in structures will all the modern amenities. 

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Pomo Perspective with Michael Hunter

Nov 19, 2019

Michael Hunter is the tribal chairman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Chairman of the United Pomo Nations Council that consists of 16 pomo tribes in Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties. On November 11, 2019, he hosted a special Veteran's Day edition of Pomo Perspective: A Native American Pomo Perspective. 

University of Notre Dame History professor, Darren Dochuk is the author of From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plainfolk religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism, which has received numerous prizes and awards. He has also co-edited several other books in American history, including most recently, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States. His most recent book is ANOINTED WITH OIL: HOW CHRISTIANITY AND CRUDE MADE MODERN AMERICA, published by Basic Books.

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. He’s a New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award-winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.

His latest books are in his Hidden History Series: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment and The Hidden History of The Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America, both published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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The author of a sweeping new U.N. study on the detaining and jailing of children worldwide acknowledges that he erred in saying the U.S. is holding more than 100,000 children in migration-related detention. The author, human rights lawyer Manfred Nowak, says he wasn't aware at the time that the number was from 2015. He adds that it reflected the number of children detained during the entire year.

Battling criticism over his association with Jeffrey Epstein, Britain's Prince Andrew said Wednesday that he is stepping away from his public duties "for the foreseeable future."

The announcement comes amid public scrutiny that has been building for months around the prince's ties to Epstein, who killed himself in a jail cell this summer.

Israel is set to continue without a government and may be heading to new elections after Benny Gantz, rival of longtime Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Wednesday that he missed a deadline to form a government.

Netanyahu, who is facing the possibility of imminent indictment on corruption charges, also failed to form a coalition following the hotly contested election in September.

When we hear a sentence, or a line of poetry, our brains automatically transform the stream of sound into a sequence of syllables.

But scientists haven't been sure exactly how the brain does this.

Now, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, think they've figured it out. The key is detecting a rapid increase in volume that occurs at the beginning of a vowel sound, they report Wednesday in Science Advances.

President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and much of officialdom was "in the loop" throughout the Ukraine affair, a key witness told Congress on Wednesday in watershed testimony.

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, rejected the idea that he was part of any back channel or shadow effort.

He said he conferred with the State Department and the National Security Council all this year as he and other envoys worked to try to get concessions for Trump from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Nine days after Evo Morales resigned the presidency, Bolivia remains in political and social turmoil.

At least six people were killed in violence Tuesday as the military escorted fuel tankers from a gasoline plant in the high plateau city of El Alto. Supporters of Morales had blockaded the plant for five days, causing fuel and food shortages in La Paz, the administrative capital.

The home where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austrian officials announced Wednesday, putting an end to a years-long debate over what to do with it.

The yellow, three-story building sits on a street in Braunau am Inn, a small medieval town on the northern border with Germany. A memorial stone sits outside with the inscription "For peace, freedom and democracy. Never again fascism. Millions dead are a warning."

The decision to convert the building into a police station was meant as a deterrent to those who would make it a neo-Nazi shrine.

When 24-year-old Abdirizak Warsame came home from prison over the summer, his family welcomed him with his favorite foods and long talks with the siblings he hadn't seen in three years. They were reunited, grateful for a fresh start.

Outside of their house in Minneapolis, however, Abdirizak's homecoming was a different story.

Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment accusing former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh of using her series of self-published children's books to commit fraud, evade federal taxes and illegally boost her own political campaigns.

House committees are hearing from three witnesses Wednesday — following a busy Tuesday when four officials provided public testimony to impeachment investigators.

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