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President-elect Donald Trump insists he can do all the business deals he wants while serving in the White House, but a 2012 law barring insider trading by government officials could make doing so a lot more complicated.

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after three years, the government will often stop paying for the drugs needed to keep that transplanted kidney alive.

Constance Creasey is one of the thousands of people who find themselves caught up by this peculiar feature of the federal kidney program.

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed several Cabinet members with strong ties to oil and gas. And he's been clear about his support for coal. That could leave renewable energy companies out in the cold.

Updated at 6:42 pm to add details of Snapchat's access to location data.

Uber has fixed a problem you didn't know you had. Instead of setting places as the target location, Uber's newest feature will let you set people as the destination.

Instead of typing a location in the "Where to?" box, Uber wants riders to type the name of the friend they are meeting with, and the app would route the ride to them.

Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

Two Democratic members of Congress want three federal agencies to work together to get a more accurate count of coal miners suffering from progressive massive fibrosis, the worst stage of the fatal disease known as black lung.

The request is a response to an NPR investigation that shows 10 times as many cases of the advanced stage of black lung as identified and reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 and injured scores more is the latest in a series of atrocities claimed in the name of the Islamic State. In this operation, an assailant — the suspect now sought by German police has been identified as Tunisian-born Anis Amri — rammed a truck into pedestrians and street stalls.

Researchers looking into whether a shorter course of antibiotics would treat young children's ear infections as well as a longer course found that not only was the shorter treatment less effective but it didn't reduce antibiotic resistance or side effects.

Gambia's president is defiantly refusing to cede power despite his loss at the polls earlier this month, as regional and international leaders are ratcheting up the pressure on him to step down.

"This country has been independent since 1965. And they want me to leave my country? Who are they to tell me to leave my country?" Yahya Jammeh said in a speech at the African Bar Associated on Tuesday night. "I will not be intimidated by any power in this world."

Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio's "campus carry" bill into law this week, making it legal to carry a concealed weapon at day care facilities and on college campuses. Kasich also signed a bill that bars cities and counties from setting their own minimum wage rates.

Imagine living in a world where you need cash to buy virtually everything — from food to clothes to a new home. Yet you have no cash. The best you can do is stand in line at the bank for hours in the hope of withdrawing a small amount of paper money.

Maybe you could use a smartphone to pay for goods — only you're too poor to afford one.

Welcome to India, land of the cash crunch.

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A controversial plan to log miles of the Gualala River floodplain, is back on track, after being on hold for a number of years.  Opponents of the plan previously thwarted attempts to log the area by convincing a judge the timber harvest plan failed to analyze environmental impacts fully. They sued Cal Fire again in April, just days after the agency renewed its approval to move forward with the harvest plan. 

 

Press Democrat

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury on Friday, May 11, 2018 found 63 year-old Steven Patrick Ryan of Ukiah, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the late 2016 killing of the young man, 20-year old De'Shaun Patrick Davis.

 

According to a press release issued by Mike Geniella of the District Attorney's Office, the jury also found true the special allegation the defendant personally used a firearm to cause the unlawful death of Davis.
 

Remains Found Near Hart Family Crash Site

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday evening, a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the area of North Highway 1 and Hardy Creek in Westport.

Upon arrival the Deputy learned a local resident had found a pair of jean pants with a shoe entangled inside one of the pant legs on the ocean beach near the mouth of Hardy Creek.  This area is approximately 1 mile north of the Hart Family crash site.

The jeans were a girl's size 10 regular and the shoe appeared to be a 3.5 US big kid size or 5.5 women's US size.

Measure B Commission Oversteps

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 -- At the May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, board members chastised the Measure B Oversight Commission for hiring Lee Kemper to conduct a needs assessment without first getting a vote of approval from elected representatives.

Cleaning Up After The Cleanup

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 -- In this interview, we'll hear from Ken Seckora, owner of MBC Construction in Ukiah. This contractor has been working with the county and fire survivors to repair over-excavated properties. He talks about how much it costs and what it takes to make fire survivors' properties ready for rebuild.

Seckora encourages property owners who think they have a problem with their property to call the county's hotline and schedule an assessment. He advises people to make sure any damage is documented, and to address any problems as soon as possible.

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Program Showcase

Heather Gurewitz

Undercapitalization is one of the warning signs of small business failure. Where can small businesses go to access the capital they need to thrive in today’s economy?

On Wednesday 16 May at 7 pm, Mendocino Works will discuss small business capital needs and opportunities with Heather Gurewitz, the recently appointed executive director of the Economic Development and Financial Corporation, or EDFC. Heather will discuss a variety of opportunities available to small business in Mendocino County and what they need to do to get the dollars they need to grow their business.

Rural Resilience - Flockworks: Thursday, May 10th @ 9AM

May 9, 2018

   JANET SELF: Community ArtistArt became my focus in 2004. My work is an abstract exploration... connectivity, flow, energy, rhythm, resonance, space, patterns, chance & intention, universal to singular. I found the act of creating gives courage, insight, freedom, patience and hope. It opens new understanding of the world and I investigate how art making shapes people and the nature of place and community.  I founded Flockworks in 2007 as a nonprofit that builds community through creativity.

Child & Family Services

California

H.O.P.E

Counseling for Fire Survivors

Mission: 

The California H.O.P.E. team provides Redwood Valley Complex Fire crisis counseling and disaster recovery assistance to Mendocino County residents through community-based outreach.

What we can do:

 

A controversial plan to log miles of the Gualala River floodplain, is back on track, after being on hold for a number of years.  Opponents of the plan previously thwarted attempts to log the area by convincing a judge the timber harvest plan failed to analyze environmental impacts fully. They sued Cal Fire again in April, just days after the agency renewed its approval to move forward with the harvest plan. 

 

Press Democrat

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury on Friday, May 11, 2018 found 63 year-old Steven Patrick Ryan of Ukiah, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the late 2016 killing of the young man, 20-year old De'Shaun Patrick Davis.

 

According to a press release issued by Mike Geniella of the District Attorney's Office, the jury also found true the special allegation the defendant personally used a firearm to cause the unlawful death of Davis.
 

Remains Found Near Hart Family Crash Site

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday evening, a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the area of North Highway 1 and Hardy Creek in Westport.

Upon arrival the Deputy learned a local resident had found a pair of jean pants with a shoe entangled inside one of the pant legs on the ocean beach near the mouth of Hardy Creek.  This area is approximately 1 mile north of the Hart Family crash site.

The jeans were a girl's size 10 regular and the shoe appeared to be a 3.5 US big kid size or 5.5 women's US size.

Measure B Commission Oversteps

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 -- At the May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, board members chastised the Measure B Oversight Commission for hiring Lee Kemper to conduct a needs assessment without first getting a vote of approval from elected representatives.

Cleaning Up After The Cleanup

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 -- In this interview, we'll hear from Ken Seckora, owner of MBC Construction in Ukiah. This contractor has been working with the county and fire survivors to repair over-excavated properties. He talks about how much it costs and what it takes to make fire survivors' properties ready for rebuild.

Seckora encourages property owners who think they have a problem with their property to call the county's hotline and schedule an assessment. He advises people to make sure any damage is documented, and to address any problems as soon as possible.

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