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Cannabis cultivation ordinance refined

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April 21, 2021 — At an inconclusive eleven and a half hour meeting this week, the Board of Supervisors agreed 4-1 to allow cannabis expansion on parcels meeting a narrowly defined set of requirements. And, with the drought expected to be in full swing by the time the season begins, growers under the new ordinance will not be getting plants in the ground this year.

Tenants moving in to Live Oak

Apr 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 — Today, about seventy people who have been homeless or at high risk for it are moving into Live Oak Apartments, a former Best Western Inn in Ukiah. The building is part of the state’s Project Homekey initiative. Last year, counties got money specifically to buy lodging establishments and convert them into permanent housing for vulnerable populations. Mendocino County received $9.6 million, and has spent most of the time since purchasing the building installing kitchenettes and remodeling common areas.

April 16, 2021 — The Board of Supervisors decided this week to follow Humboldt County’s approach to code enforcement against cannabis scofflaws, which includes real time aerial surveillance, hefty fines, and property liens.

And scientists with the California Dept of Fish and Wildlife told the board that the proposed cannabis cultivation ordinance to replace Phase III does not adequately address the cumulative impacts that cannabis grows have on water bodies and habitat loss.

April 16, 2021 — Redwood Valley residents met with county supervisors this week to start on a wish list for community needs that could be funded with some of the $22 million settlement from PG&E. Suggestions ranged from new fire trucks to improvements on the grange, which served as a community hub during the 2017 firestorm. And, with roughly 200 agricultural water connections getting shut off in a few days, fire hydrants and water security were top of mind.

LITTLE RIVER, 4/15/21 - Inland reservoirs have hit historic lows, the coast is preparing to rely on trucking water in from out of town, and dry, hot weather is on the horizon. On Monday, First District County Supervisor Glen McGourty held a "water workshop," where water leaders from around the region came together to discuss the drought and how it should be handled.

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April is Poetry Month on Be More Now

Mar 31, 2021

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, April 1 when host Blake More honors Poetry Month by devoting the hour to poetry, but not just to poetry, but to youth poetry – the voice of our future, a voice that the world is not hearing enough of right now.  Some poems are brand new, some are a few years old, some you might have heard, but all of them remind of the importance of staying connected to the heart thread of our choices.

Tune into Be More Now at 7pm on Thursday, March 18.  Host Blake More will interview author, animal rights advocate and veterinary homeopath Jan Allegretti. They will be discussing holistic health care for animals, animal rights advocacy, and animal/human wellness, personal growth, environmental sustainability and spiritual curiosity.  The show will air on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as stream live on the web www.kzyx.org

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One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force among the police department there.

Indonesia's navy has lost contact with a submarine carrying 53 sailors that was preparing for a weapons training exercise in waters north of Bali, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

The German-built KRI Nanggala-402, which went into service in the early 1980s, failed to relay results of the exercise as expected, Julius Widjojono said, according to Reuters.

Indonesia's defense ministry said that an aerial search had spotted an oil slick on the water near where the submarine is thought to have performed a dive.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., are introducing legislation Wednesday that would make higher education free for most Americans by imposing new taxes on many Wall Street transactions.

Former presidents typically try not to wade into politics — and former President George W. Bush has made a point of sticking to that unspoken rule.

In office, he pushed for immigration reform. But he hasn't discussed the matter in a significant way since he left office — until now.

He's doing it in a new book of portraits called Out of Many, One. It features the stories of 43 immigrants — athletes and public servants, business leaders, educators.

In a conversation with NPR, former President Bush talks about his art and immigration.

Plans for a new Super League in European soccer collapsed after half of the groups' founding members said they were splitting from the project just two days after it was first announced.

The 12 founding clubs announced Sunday their plans to create a rival to the existing Champions League in European soccer.

Kai Humphrey, 9, has been learning from home for more than a year. He badly misses his Washington, D.C., elementary school, along with his friends and the bustle of the classroom.

"I will be the first person ever to have every single person in the world as my friend," he said on a recent Zoom call, his sandy brown hair hanging down to his shoulder blades. From Kai, this kind of proclamation doesn't feel like bragging, more like exuberant kindness.

Facing a yearlong siege from the coronavirus, the defenses in another, older war are faltering.

For the last two decades, HIV/AIDS has been held at bay by potent antiviral drugs, aggressive testing and inventive public education campaigns. But the COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruptions in almost every aspect of that battle, grounding outreach teams, sharply curtailing testing and diverting critical staff away from laboratories and medical centers.

Updated April 20, 2021 at 5:44 PM ET

George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, was in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon when Judge Peter Cahill read the three guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Cheers erupted from the large crowds gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center on Tuesday after the jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.

Guilty on all counts: unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

"George Floyd! Justice!"

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama say a Minneapolis jury "did the right thing" in convicting former police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd.

Though they said that justice was done in this case, the nation's first Black president and his wife said in a statement, "we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial."

They added:


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Thursday April 15 The Treehouse 8pm

Apr 9, 2021

Thursday April 15 The Treehouse   8pm

This Thursday in the Treehouse W.Dan does his final show before going on sabbatical. It has been an idiotic and inane run but even W.Dan needs time off occasionally. So tune in to the Treehouse from 8 to 10 on Thursday night as we take a look back at the craziness before W. takes a well deserved 6 day rest. 



Friday April 16 Politics: A Love Story 9am

Apr 9, 2021

Friday April 16  Politics: A Love Story  9am

This week On Politics: A Love Story, Bob Bushansky will speak with Tsun Mei Cheng, widow of Uwe Reinhardt who authored “Priced Out - The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care”. Tsun Mei worked closely with her husband, wrote the epilogue, and had the book published after his death. She is a Health Policy Research Analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. That’s Politics, A Love Story, Friday morning at 9 right here on KZYX & Z.



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