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SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown and California labor unions have agreed to a compromise in the fight to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15.  Unions and the legislature struck a deal after a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars by 2021 qualified for the November ballot.

The initiative would have increased the state’s minimum wage by a dollar per year...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 22:12

CALIFORNIA - The CSU chancellor’s office has rejected raises proposed by the California Faculty Association.

A fact finder study recommended the CSU provide a 5-percent raise but also acknowledged the university system had no available funds to pay for an additional 70-million dollar increase. Funds would have to be reallocated from commitments made to other programs. An alternative...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 21:26

NORTH COAST - Local and state leaders spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border gathered in Ukiah to discuss positive and permanent solutions to homelessness. 

Hosted by Senator Mike McGuire on Friday; the Homeless Services Summit was an opportunity to collaborate on services, programs, housing, and funding for the state’s homeless population. Humboldt County Supervisors...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:05

EUREKA - Murder suspect Gary Lee Bullock’s mental state leading up-to when he allegedly murdered Father Eric Freed in the rectory of St. Bernard’s Church New Year’s Day 2014, was presented in court Monday.

Defense Attorney Kaleb Cockrum presented his opening statement telling the jury he understood that after seeing the prosecution’s evidence they were probably feeling a lot of emotions...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:00

EUREKA -- Students at College of the Redwoods were asked to weigh in on what makes a healthy community at the first of two wellness days on campus.

Clubs and community groups set up on the quad to explore a wider perspective of wellness with students.

“We're pushing clubs getting involved in Student Senate to really engage here,” said event organizer Mary Schweikert. “That's why...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:57

In a move designed to improve graduation rates and reduce costs for students, College of the Redwoods is introducing a new way to register for classes.

One-Reg allows students to register for an entire year’s worth of classes at one time. Though optional, CR staff says students who don’t take advantage of One-Reg may have fewer options than those who register earlier.

Disciplines...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:48

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is growing in size thanks to measure z funding.

14 new employees were sworn in and four were promoted, marking the largest ceremony for the Sheriff's Office in the past three decades.

Nine correctional deputies, one deputy sheriff and two reserve deputies from Hoopa Tribal Police were sworn in. An animal control & shelter...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:24

EUREKA -- Held on an important anniversary date for thousands of American service men and women, an event put on by the Eureka Vet Center will honor local veterans.

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and national organizations, including here in Humboldt, are paying tribute.

A commemorative dinner is available only to Vietnam vets and their families, although...

Post date: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:21