A week after President Trump declared his intention to phase out DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, students at Mendocino College attended a workshop where they were reminded of their rights, steps they should take to preserve them, and the scope of the uncertainty ahead.

You Say You Missed The Mendocino County Fair?

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Sep 19, 2017 -- The county fair in Boonville has come and gone, but you can still hear a big yee-haw, a piano-playing pig, and a really good sales pitch for a rainbow-colored turd on this report from the fair.

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Sep 20, 2017 -- The Kwan Tai Taoist temple is a reminder of a once-thriving Chinese community that lived, worked, and worshipped in the village of Mendocino in the latter half of the 19th century. We'll hear from Jeff Kan Lee, docent, historian, and photojournalist, as he takes us on a tour through history and gives us a few hints about the future.

Talking about suicide

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Sep 15, 2017 -- A collection of stories and artwork by people whose lives have been touched by suicide toured the county during Suicide Prevention Week. Robin Meloche, the Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, gave a presentation at Manzanita Services in Ukiah on Thursday. KZYX brings you some of the warning signs, precursors, and advice on how to get help.

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The Mendocino County Department of Transportation has scheduled major repairs to a retaining wall on the Philo-Greenwood Road, or County Road 132, at MP .96. The road will be closed from MP .10 to MP 1.8, starting on September 18, 2017, and ending October 10. The road was briefly closed by landslides and toppled trees during heavy rains in February.

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With Hurricane Maria still smashing up Puerto Rico, the economic costs of this year's hurricane season continue to grow by the minute. It will take a while for economists to tally it all up.

But this much already is clear: The recent enormous storms have taken a toll on the housing industry.

Three separate industry reports, issued over the past three days, have all shown that rough weather in the South and wildfires in the West have been creating problems for this key economic sector.

Former President Barack Obama delivered a rebuke of President Trump's "America First" worldview Wednesday in New York, the same city where Trump is meeting with world leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

In Mexico City and surrounding areas, rescuers are still searching for casualties and survivors of Tuesday's earthquake. More than 200 people are believed to have died.

Geologically speaking, Mexico City is not built in a very good place.

This is the second big quake in Mexico in less than two weeks. It came 32 years to the day after another deadly quake. And there will be more in the future, though when is anyone's guess.

A Neglected Family Of Killer Viruses

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We think of HIV, TB and malaria as some of the deadliest infectious diseases on earth. And the death tolls bear that out.

But there's a family of viruses that is in the same league: hepatitis viruses.

There are five of them. Their alphabet soup of names tells us the order in which they were discovered: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. According to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease, the viruses kill 1.34 million people a year.

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Events

Yes, that's right- the amazing Scottish neo-traditional band that has been electrifying audiences all over the world, is returning to Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg on Friday the 29th of September!

Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050632

Also available now at Out of This World in Mendocino, and soon at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

On Sunday September 17th KZYX aired live commentary from the sheepdog trials at the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville. Yorkville sheep rancher and two time trial winner Kevin Owens was joined by program director Alice Woelfle from the grandstands.

We welcome feedback about the broadcast! What would you like to hear next year? What did you enjoy? How can we improve? email pd@kzyx.org

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You're under arrest! Those are words no one EVER wants to hear. Who's getting busted by the Sheriff and who's not under the county's new medical cannabis cultivation ordinance?

The crisis of opioid addiction is making headlines across America, but how is it affecting Mendocino County? And what services are available for people dealing with addiction either as opioid users themselves or their family, friends and colleagues?