Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
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McKinleyville teachers ask for pay increase

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MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville teachers hit the streets to picket against district officials Tuesday. The Teachers Association is requesting a five percent raise from McKinleyville Union School District.

President of the association, Mike Meng, said instructors have not received a raise in the past six years and said the raise is necessary to deal with the increased cost to benefits and the cost of living.

Superintendent, Michael Davies-Hughes, said the school district can not afford the pay increase without cutting programs for students. "We just don't feel like we can meet the teachers demands at this time," said Davies-Hughes.

Meng said the most important thing in schools are the teachers and need the most funding. "We feel teachers are the programs," said Meng.