Mendocino Supervisors approve some cannabis cultivation ordinance changes

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Aired: August 23, 2017 on KMUD Radio News

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/mendo-supes-approve-cannabis-cultivation-ordinance-modifications

At a special meeting on August 22 the Mendocino Supervisors voted to approve modifications to the county’s cannabis cultivation ordinance, including more liberal rules on tree removal, and the extension of the deadline for Phase I applications to June 18, 2018. However the controversial issues of transferability of permits, and the development an overlay zone for neighborhood zoning variations, are still to be addressed. Dan Young reports.

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Fort Bragg requests proposals for desalination plant feasibility study

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Aired: August 17, 2017 on KMUD Radio News; August 22, 2017 on KZYX Radio News

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/fort-bragg-requests-proposals-for-desalination-plant-feasibility-study

On the urging of Fort Bragg Mayor Lindy Peters, the coastal city has issued a request for proposals for a feasibility study to look at setting up a desalination plant. Fort Bragg plans to spend at least $35,000 on the study, but during the City Council’s meeting on August 14 members of the public expressed skepticism. Dan Young reports.

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INTERVIEW: Matt Johnson on animal liberation and Direct Action Everywhere

PODCAST: http://knyo.libsyn.com/matt-johnson-animal-liberation-and-direct-action-everywhere

In this August 16, 2017 interview radio journalist Dan Young speaks with with Matt Johnson, the Press Coordinator and Organzier for the SF Bay Area chapter of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). DxE is an international grassroots network of animal rights activists founded in 2013. Johnson’s chapter of DxE recently received international media attention related to a protest campaign the group mounted in Berkeley, California against a business called The Local Butcher. Young and Johnson talk in depth about both that Berkeley campaign, but also cover DxE’s goals, world view, and history.

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INTERVIEW: Fort Bragg City Manager Linda Ruffing on her retirement and the alleged “coup” in the city government

PODCAST: http://knyo.libsyn.com/ft-bragg-city-manager-linda-ruffing-speaks-on-her-retirement-and-the-alleged-coup-in-the-city-government

On the evening of Tuesday, August 15, 2017 the Fort Bragg city government announced that long-serving City Manager Linda Ruffing would be retiring in the new year. The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Council had received dozens of written and oral comments extensively praising Ruffing, in an upswell of public support in response to extended labor negotiations and rumors that her contract might not be extended, and that a an alleged “coup” was being organized by a faction in the city government. On Wednesday, August 16, Dan Young spoke with Ruffing about the circumstances surrounding her retirement.

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INTERVIEW: Fort Bragg Community Development Director Marie Jones on City Manager Ruffing’s retirement

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PODCAST: http://knyo.libsyn.com/ft-bragg-community-development-director-marie-jones-speaks-on-city-manager-ruffings-retirement

On the evening of Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Fort Bragg city government announced that long-serving City Manager Linda Ruffing would be retiring in the new year. The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Council had received dozens of written and oral comments extensively praising Ruffing, in an upswell of public support in response to extended labor negotiations and rumors that her contract might not be extended, and that a an alleged “coup” was being organized by a faction in the city government. On Wednesday, August 16, Dan Young spoke with Fort Bragg Community Development Director Marie Jones about the circumstances surrounding Ruffing’s retirement.

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The alt-right is a movement for ethnic cleansing, and it seems to have Trump’s sympathies

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Aired: August 15, 2017 on KMUD Radio News

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/the-alt-right-is-a-movement-for-ethnic-cleansing-and-it-seems-to-have-trumps-sympathies

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend have exposed the increasingly radicalized and violent white nationalist movement in America — while statements from the White House have shown that President Trump is at least partially sympathetic to those who want ethnic cleansing and a whites-only-ethno-state.

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DTSC seeks input on GP proposal to leave toxic sediment in Fort Bragg wetlands

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Aired: August 10, 2017 on KMUD Radio News; August 14, 2017 on KZYX Radio News

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/dtsc-seeks-input-on-gp

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is currently seeking feedback on a controversial proposal from the Georgia Pacific corporation for a plan to leave some toxic contaminants in place in wetlands at Fort Bragg’s former GP mill site. Dan Young reports.

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