Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."

President-elect Donald Trump is rounding out his White House team — installing several trusted campaign advisers to senior West Wing positions.

Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president, the transition team announced on Thursday. Sean Spicer will be press secretary, and Jason Miller has been named director of communications.

Nearly two months after a black church in Greenville, Miss., was torched and painted with pro-Trump graffiti, a member of the church has been arrested and charged with the crime.

"The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 45-year-old Andrew McClinton is charged with arson of a place of worship in connection to the fire at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville on Nov. 1," Mark Rigsby of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

Just before House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan as their speaker, the Wisconsin Republican made a bold proclamation.

"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan told reporters one week after Election Day. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people."

Ryan continued: "If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold, and we have to go big."

By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.

There were two major assumptions about Latino voters throughout the presidential campaign:

(1) a record number of Latinos would show up on Election Day to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy and

(2) the anti-immigration rhetoric that launched Trump's campaign would push conservative-leaning Hispanics to flee the Republican Party.

Neither of those assumptions entirely panned out as expected.

Prediction 1: The Surge?

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.

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Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

A Place To Call Home: James Hoffman

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Today we'll hear from James David Hoffman about his experiences being homeless in Ukiah. Hoffman, or Jimbo, as some people call him, is from the Redwood Valley Rancheria, is profoundly hearing impaired, and has struggled with addiction since puberty. He told me his story on May 11, shortly after he got out of jail. He spoke about a searing trauma in his youth, the beauty of sign language, and how he believes the spirit of his lost daughter has guided him away from death. It was a privilege to be the recipient of his story.

O. Hope McKenney

Protesters gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country last Friday to stand against the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the U.S. southern border, a big departure from past practice. The local inland Mendocino protest happened in front of the courthouse in downtown Ukiah at 5pm, the height of after-work traffic on State Street. Approximately 15 people were in attendance. 


Angelo says the cost of running juvenile hall makes it financially unsustainable for the county to continue to support. She is recommending contracting with Sonoma County for local juvenile offenders to be moved to their Juvenile Hall.

 

Juvenile Hall on Low Gap Road in Ukiah has a 2.3 million dollar budget that comes out of the County General Fund. It is currently on track to exceed that amount by close to half a million dollars.

 

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Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

A Place To Call Home: James Hoffman

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Today we'll hear from James David Hoffman about his experiences being homeless in Ukiah. Hoffman, or Jimbo, as some people call him, is from the Redwood Valley Rancheria, is profoundly hearing impaired, and has struggled with addiction since puberty. He told me his story on May 11, shortly after he got out of jail. He spoke about a searing trauma in his youth, the beauty of sign language, and how he believes the spirit of his lost daughter has guided him away from death. It was a privilege to be the recipient of his story.

O. Hope McKenney

Protesters gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country last Friday to stand against the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the U.S. southern border, a big departure from past practice. The local inland Mendocino protest happened in front of the courthouse in downtown Ukiah at 5pm, the height of after-work traffic on State Street. Approximately 15 people were in attendance. 


Angelo says the cost of running juvenile hall makes it financially unsustainable for the county to continue to support. She is recommending contracting with Sonoma County for local juvenile offenders to be moved to their Juvenile Hall.

 

Juvenile Hall on Low Gap Road in Ukiah has a 2.3 million dollar budget that comes out of the County General Fund. It is currently on track to exceed that amount by close to half a million dollars.

 

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Program Showcase

Ecosexuals

Jun 12, 2018

Host Dr. Richard Miller interviews Ecosexuals, Dr. Annie Sprinkle and Dr. Beth Stephens. Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle have been pollinating the ecosex movement through art, theory, practice and activism since 2004, they’ve produced numerous performance art works, ecosex symposiums, weddings to nature entities, workshops, walking tours, and art exhibits. Their award winning documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story played many film festivals and is on iTunes. Beth is an Art Professor at UC Santa Cruz, Annie earned Ph.D. in Human Sexuality.

Rat Poison in the Forest Ecosystem

Jun 10, 2018

Rat poison is killing a lot more than rats. Anticoagulant rodenticides have spread throughout the food web in California forests, even in remote areas. How are these poisons getting into the ecosystem? On The Ecology Hour - Science Edition, Dr. Mourad Gabriel of the Integral Ecology Research Center talks with Tim Bray and Dr. Robert Spies about his investigation into poisoned Pacific Fishers and many other animals. That's Tuesday June 12 at 7:00 PM here on KZYX.

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Good to Know Mendo

Apr 30, 2018

GoodToKnowMendo.com

GoodToKnowMendo.com is part of a county-wide effort to educate residents and visitors about using marijuana safely and legally in Mendocino County. The site answers questions about who can purchase marijuana, the basics about how it is used, and other legal- and health-related issues.