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SACRAMENTO- Faced with years of drought, the state is imposing hefty fines on people who waste water.
 
Tuesday night, the state water resources control voted unanimously to adopt drought regulations that would fine those who waste water up to $500 a day.
 
Under the new rules, practices such as allowing runoff from outdoor sprinklers,...

Congressman Jared Huffman has co-introduced the Democracy For All Amendment that seeks to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision of the Citizens United case that gave corporations and the wealthiest donors unlimited influence in our elections. The amendment is slated for an historic vote on the floor of the US Senate later this year.

Huffman said, “Citizens United and other Supreme Court...

EUREKA- Medical marijuana growers in Humboldt County will soon have more limitations on where they can grow the plant.

On Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors worked to revise an ordinance that will define clear limitations on where and how much medical marijuana can be grown outdoors in residential neighborhoods.

The Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance was drafted...

EUREKA- As the drought continues throughout the state, local tribes are starting to feel the impact.

On Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency to help the tribes secure funding for water projects.

In a presentation at the supervisors meeting, officials from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said that drought conditions are severely...

PORTLAND, OREGON- Northwest killing spree accomplice Holly Grigsby has been sentenced to life in prison. 
 
A federal judge in Portland Oregon handed down the ruling Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Grigsby apologized to friends and relatives of the victims.
 
Grigsby and her boyfriend David “Joey” Pedersen were arrested in...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- The cause of an afternoon vegetation fire in Southern Humboldt is under investigation.

The fire occurred shortly after noon near the southbound Sprowel Creek on-ramp to Highway 101. Calfire officials say that the blaze was 1/4 acre in area and was put out by the Garberville Volunteer Fire Department and Calfire. No injuries were reported.

 

EUREKA- A Eureka resident will be honored in the nation’s capitol for her work empowering adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Alicia Durham has been working with Butler Valley Inc. for 12 years.  Butler Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing residential and day programs to adults living with intellectual disabilities.  Three years ago, Durham and her supervisor,...

LOLETA- The Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods recently secured a grant to help make a summer learning program possible in Loleta.

"It's fun.  There's a lot of games and you get to go outside most of the time instead of sitting in a house all the time while your parents are working so it's so much better," said 11-year-old Abbigayle Edgar, a member of the Summer Brain Gain Program in...

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