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SACRAMENTO - A large sum of money will be set aside as part of a new affordable housing bond and North Coast counties will all qualify to access the funds.

Senator Mike McGuire is co-author of the legislation that was approved Wednesday. It will release 3 billion dollars for affordable housing construction for counties with 150,000 or less residents. Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity,...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:06

EUREKA - The Eureka Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a second suspect from a string of recent robberies.

Between December 23 of 2016 and January 20 of 2017, four armed robberies took place in Eureka and in other areas of the county. One suspect, Ezra Williams of Rio Dell was taken into custody but 33-year old Rocky Keene is still at large.

Authorities say...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:58

RIO DELL - The city of Rio Dell has been looking into a cannabis tax for about a year now, and this upcoming week they will have a plan drafted for voters to put into effect.

Tuesday night city council members committed to setting a competitive tax rate that will benefit the community of Rio Dell while also encouraging those wanting to do business in the city.

"What we're...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:49

KLAMATH - The suspect in the Klamath stabbings was charged today with murder and a special circumstance allegation.

56-year-old David Joseph Soldano of Klamath allegedly used a knife to kill Timothy Thompson because he is Native American.

Soldano was also charged with the attempted murder and hate crime of Todd Burhus who is also Native American.

The stabbings took place...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:48

EUREKA - Wind knocked down a tree at Avenue of the Giants bringing down the county's fiber optic line and prompting a full road closure. When Caltrans called AT&T to repair the lines, no crews were available to respond because they're all on strike.
Communications Workers of America Local 9400 called for a grievance strike that began in San Diego then spread statewide.

Union...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:56

EUREKA - The state may be seeing more of Eureka after council approved the city's efforts to be a part of California's cultural district pilot program.

If approved by the California Arts Council, Eureka will be promoted statewide and be eligible for a yearly stipend to build on the city's unique character.

State representatives will narrow the initial applicant pool, conduct site...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:47

EUREKA - Visitors to Sequoia Park Zoo will pay increased admission fees now that council approved the updated Master Plan.

Adults will pay $10 while tickets for kids will hold at $6.

Prices will no longer fluctuate based on the season. And while weekly discounts will be eliminated, visitors can still enter for a reduced fee once a month. Changes are expected to be implemented...

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:43
BLUE LAKE – Home-grown beef chili, and the fixings. Students all lined up to get their share.
 
It’s Cattleman’s Chili Day for Blue Lake Elementary, once a month students get the opportunity to eat locally grown beef in chili.
 
“At Blue Lake Elementary school, we’re working with Blue Lake and over 20 other districts, to get local beef...
Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:41