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    Commercial Dungeness crabbers were on strike for better prices for nearly two weeks. The strike began on January fourth and ended Tuesday, but many fishermen still feel the three dollars a pound they settled for is less than what the product is worth, especially since crabbers in Oregon and Washington were getting a better price. Lauren Schmitt of KMUD news reports.
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    PG&E’s nearly 13% rate hike will raise gas and electricity bills by an average of $33 a month in the new year. And that’s just the first increase the utility has requested from the California Public Utilities Commission.Lauren Schmitt of KMUD news spoke to Mark Toney, the Executive Director for TURN, The Utility Reform Network.
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    Sheriff’s deputies had a busy holiday weekend on search and rescue operations. Lauren Schmitt from KMUD news reports.
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    Recreational crab fishing restrictions went into effect yesterday, and the commercial fishery has been delayed due to the presence of migrating whales. Crab meat quality is also a factor in delaying commercial fishing. Lauren Schmitt, of KMUD news, spoke to Ryan Bartling, a senior environmental scientist in the marine fisheries for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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    At a wellness fair in Round Valley, community members were invited to talk about grief, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence and other painful topics. They were offered help with suicide prevention. And in the evening, they were entertained by a pair of famous rappers, all the way from Oklahoma and the set of a hit TV series.Lauren Schmitt KMUD news shared her reporting with us, including an interview with the rappers, brothers Li’l Mike and Funny Bone.