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CALIFORNIA- Parents no longer have the option to opt out of vaccines for their children if they want them enrolled in public or private school. On Tuesday Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277 into law, removing the personal beliefs exemption from state mandated vaccines.

The new law only allows children to opt-out for medical reasons indicated by a physician. It also exempts students in a home-based private school or independent study program. Children who are not immunized will not be admitted to private and public schools or day cares.     

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DEL NORTE COUNTY - Redwood National Park is seeking the public’s input regarding a hazardous waste cleanup in Del Norte County.

The National Park Service evaluated contaminant levels, including lead from spent ammunition, at a site that has been used as a firing range by park personnel and other local public safety agencies. It’s located off Alder Camp Road south of the Klamath River....

ARCATA - Kids at the Redwood Day Camp in Arcata got a special visit this morning from several public safety agencies.

With the theme superheroes, everyone from the Park Ranger to Bicycle Patrol showed up. The Arcata Police Department came with it’s K-9 Zari, who’s been on the force for 7 years. Campers then toured a fire truck, plus learned about EMS procedures from Mad River Advanced...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is cleaning up the Greenbelt area to protect the environment and attract more visitors to this part of town.

While the Eureka Parks and Recreation has cleaned Eureka’s Greenbelt on a daily basis throughout the years, staff hasn’t done concentrated cleanups in these areas since 2013 because of funding issues. However, with the passing of the 2015/2016 Fiscal...

EUREKA- Members of Humboldt Bay Professional Firefighters Local 652 gathered at the closed Station 4 on Thursday to apologize to the public.

Firefighters, their friends and families… and others supporting the reopening of Station 4 were at the announcement.  Union members say they wanted to apologize to the community because they went door to door when campaigning for Measure Q,...

ARCATA - A local fireworks booth got over $6,000 worth of products stolen in a matter of minutes, but with the help of law enforcement most of the fireworks have been recovered.

The Robinson family returned to their fireworks booth in the Valley West Shopping Center Wednesday morning; finding their storage container doors open and their fireworks gone.

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RIO DELL- A Highway 101 bridge damaged by an oversized truck in may will start getting repairs next week.

A truck with an over-height load struck the trusses of the Paul E. Mudgett Memorial Bridge north of Rio Dell on May 21 causing nearly $3 million dollars in damages. Caltrans engineers have since been assessing the situation to see how best to repair the northbound bridge.

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NORTH COAST- Fire departments across the North Coast are on high alert this holiday. With a worsening drought those illegal fireworks are not only dangerous, but an extreme fire hazard.

"If they fly up in the air they can land on people's roofs, catching their homes on fires or building on fire, if they're near a dry field, they can catch fields on fire," Arcata Fire Protection District...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Ahead of a busy travel weekend, Caltrans says it is putting a halt on it's Route 299 improvement projects to accommodate holiday travelers

Caltrans currently has about eight projects underway spanning across Route 299 from Arcata to Redding, causing up to about an hour and a half delays for travelers. The agency says it shut down it's projects at 3 p.m. Thursday and...

EUREKA- A Eureka woman is behind bars after allegedly assaulting her ex boyfriend with rocks.

April Dianne Showers, 55, was arrested around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday on the 3800 block of Union Street in Eureka. The sheriff's office says she arrived at her 42 year old ex-boyfriend's home after their break up and allegedly began throwing rocks at him.

the victim says showers also threw a...

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