Local Woman's Cruise Ship Adventure Ends

Feb 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 — Today we’re sharing a special dispatch from our own Jane Futcher of Laytonville, a former programmer who founded the Cannabis Hour and writes for some of our local papers. Jane and her wife Erin took a cruise of Southeast Asia on the Holland America ship Westerdam for the lunar new year and ended up drifting for a little longer than they planned. 

 

 

 

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February 13, 2020 — Sheriff Matt Kendall speaks with KZYX about his determination to find Khadijah Britton, who was abducted two years ago from Covelo, which is both of their hometown.

 

On February 12, KZYX brought you the story of community event in Covelo that was the painful and important reminder that Khadijah Britton is still missing two years after she was abducted at gunpoint. 

 

Khadijah’s “Missing” posters are posted throughout the county; the beautiful 23-year-old Native Covelo woman, the all-star basketball player, who averaged 18 points a game when she played varsity ball. 

 

But still no word on who has Khadijah and what happened to her the night of feb 7, 2018.

 

Laura Hamburg

 

It’s been two years since Khadijah Britton, a 23-year-old Native woman was abducted at gunpoint from her home in Round Valley.

 

Khadijah is still missing, her family is heartbroken, and the Round Valley community has been ravaged with grief and with the underlying tension of an unsolved horrific kidnapping, which happened in front of several witnesses. 

 

New Mural at Juvenile Hall

Feb 11, 2020

February 10, 2020 — Students at Juvenile Hall have been working for months on the second 29-foot long mural in the outdoor quad depicting nature scenes from Mendocino County.

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Campaign website: https://www.https://johnsakowicz.org/  

There are three County Supervisor seats up for election in Mendocino County on March 3rd: 1st District (Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Talmage), 2nd District (Ukiah), and 4th District (Fort Bragg and northern Mendocino).

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The museum faced a docent dilemma.

When Ellen Owens, director of learning and public engagement at the Penn Museum, looked at her pool of docents, she saw a wonderful — and aging — group of largely white people. Docents explain exhibits to visitors and show them around the galleries. Owens thought that having docents from a range of ages and backgrounds might be a good way to connect with more diverse communities who might not otherwise be drawn to the Penn Museum.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he is committing $10 billion to fight climate change, which he calls "the biggest threat to our planet."

Bezos says the funds will go toward the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund.

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This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. It's President's Day, and today, we take a look at the Trump presidency through the eyes of two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters from The Washington Post, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. I spoke with them in January when their new book was published, but our interview was preempted on most stations by special coverage of the impeachment trial in the Senate. Today, we'll air that interview along with an update on events since it was recorded.

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Virginia's Democratic governor seemed poised to make broad changes to his state's gun control laws, but was dealt a stinging blow by his own party Monday when a state Senate committee blocked a bill that would have, among other things, banned sales of assault weapons.

Four Democrats on Virginia's Senate Judiciary Committee broke ranks with their party handing the Republican minority a victory in tabling the bill for the remainder of the year. It also sent the measure to the state's Crime Commission for further review.

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Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm.

Earlier, on Sunday, U.S. officials announced that 44 people from the Diamond Princess ship had tested positive for coronavirus. Those who were sick were to remain in Japan to be treated.

Some states call them assisted living facilities; others, residential or personal care homes. These state-licensed facilities promise peace of mind for families whose elders require long-term care. In Vermont and elsewhere, investigations into these homes have revealed lax oversight, injuries and deaths.

Few understand the risks like June Kelly. Her mother, Marilyn Kelly, was energetic and loved to go fishing when she moved into Our House Too, a 13-bed facility that advertised its memory-care expertise. Over the next eight months, almost everything went wrong that could.

Johnpeter Mwolo was 15 when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

His body, unable to produce the hormone critical for regulating blood sugar, would now rely on manufactured insulin. He learned to give himself the treatment — four injections a day.

But as he was growing up in Tanzania, insulin was expensive and not always available. Mwolo resorted to rationing his insulin, sharing a vial with his cousin, who also had Type 1 diabetes. "It was one vial to two people," he says. "Many of the necessities that we are supposed to have are not there."

Efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seem to be a step behind the market. By the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October of 2019, many teens had already moved on to an array of newer, disposable vape products.

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As cities across China remain on quarantine lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the epidemic is testing the country's ability to get food to its citizens.

Restaurants and cafes have been closed since the end of January, leaving grocery stores as one of the few options for buying food. With families encouraged, or sometimes forced, to stay at home, supplies are often hoarded. Shipments of food from other cities across China take time, as many places have closed off roads.

In love, timing is everything, the saying goes. The same is true for fruit and nut orchards in California's Central Valley, which depend on a synchronized springtime bloom for pollination. But as winters warm with climate change, that seasonal cycle is being thrown off.

Cold is a crucial ingredient for California's walnuts, cherries, peaches, pears and pistachios, which ultimately head to store shelves around the country. The state grows around 99% of the country's walnut and pistachio crop.

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