A Word From Membership

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Seated in the Oval Office on Wednesday, flanked by his vice president and secretary of homeland security, President Trump walked back an administration practice that has separated more than 2,300 children from their parents along the border.

Rachel Osborn knows kids who slept in the immigrant detention centers in Texas that have dominated recent headlines.

"We have kids who will say that was the worst part of their journey," Osborn says. "They were traveling for weeks and the hardest part was being in this freezing cold room where, you know, they were fed a cold sandwich and had a thin blanket to shiver under."

And they had no parent or caregiver to comfort them and make them feel safe.

It was on a family trip to Japan when Jui-Ting Hsi's patience with her father Kuo-Jen Hsi reached its limit.

The family, on vacation from Taiwan, had filed into a characteristically silent and crowded subway car in Tokyo when the family patriarch began speaking loudly, attracting a few glances from other passengers.

Third grade teacher Tony Osumi says he, like a lot of Americans, watched the recent news from the Southern US border with growing dismay. The images and sounds of wailing children being pulled from their tearful parents' arms and taken away to temporary shelters made him wince—and reminded him of the first day of school for children who hadn't been before.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from all public ministry following an allegation that he sexually abused a teenager when he was a priest in New York nearly 50 years ago.

McCarrick, 87, said in a statement Wednesday that the archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, had advised him of the allegation several months ago. He said he is innocent and that he was "shocked by the report" but fully cooperated during an investigation ordered by the Holy See.

Just as darkness fell, Capt. Austin S. "Scott" Miller was hunkered down in a building in Mogadishu, Somalia, together with his soldiers from the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force.

It was Oct. 3, 1993, and a Black Hawk helicopter had just been downed by local militants in the battle of Mogadishu, what would become the core of the book and movie Black Hawk Down. Miller was awarded a Bronze Star with a valor device for the nearly day-long battle that left 18 Americans dead and 73 wounded — including Miller.

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There was a private lobbying force behind President Trump's change of heart on his controversial policy that resulted in thousands of family separations at the southern U.S. border: first lady Melania Trump.

A White House official confirmed to NPR's Sarah McCammon that Mrs. Trump pressed her husband to act to keep undocumented immigrant families together.

The battle lines are being drawn five months ahead of the midterms, with more Americans than at any point in at least the last two decades saying they're enthusiastic about voting — and record numbers of voters say President Trump and which party controls Congress are big factors in their vote, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.

Pope Francis has added his voice to the growing chorus of those decrying the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal border crossings that has resulted in the separation of parents and children traveling together.

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June 21, 2018 -- UPDATE: Fifth District Supervisor Dan Hamburg and Sheri Johnson of the Mendocino County Human Resources department said this morning that Kelly Overton chose to resign. "We accepted his resignation and we wish him well," Hamburg said. Johnson said Overton was "moving on to other projects." Overton's resignation is effective as of June 20.


Interest in ADUs

Jun 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 -- At a recent forum in Ukiah about Additional Dwelling Units, also called ADUs, community members heard from a panel of city and county builders and elected officials. ADUs are an attractive strategy for low-cost housing, but the year-old ordinance in Ukiah i shard to follow. So far, there haven't been many takers. Mayor Kevin Doble and Community Development Director Craig Schlatter talk about their ideas to make things a little easier, including possibly revisiting the ordinance.

A Place To Call Home: Donald Damp

Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear from Donald Damp, an ambassador to the homeless community. He is formerly homeless himself, and now volunteers at organizations all over Ukiah, working to help currently homeless people get medical attention, basic necessities, and sometimes just a friendly or informative word. 

Tune in to hear him tell his story and discuss his philosophy about where life has led him.

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.

More Local News

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June 21, 2018 -- UPDATE: Fifth District Supervisor Dan Hamburg and Sheri Johnson of the Mendocino County Human Resources department said this morning that Kelly Overton chose to resign. "We accepted his resignation and we wish him well," Hamburg said. Johnson said Overton was "moving on to other projects." Overton's resignation is effective as of June 20.


Interest in ADUs

Jun 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 -- At a recent forum in Ukiah about Additional Dwelling Units, also called ADUs, community members heard from a panel of city and county builders and elected officials. ADUs are an attractive strategy for low-cost housing, but the year-old ordinance in Ukiah i shard to follow. So far, there haven't been many takers. Mayor Kevin Doble and Community Development Director Craig Schlatter talk about their ideas to make things a little easier, including possibly revisiting the ordinance.

A Place To Call Home: Donald Damp

Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear from Donald Damp, an ambassador to the homeless community. He is formerly homeless himself, and now volunteers at organizations all over Ukiah, working to help currently homeless people get medical attention, basic necessities, and sometimes just a friendly or informative word. 

Tune in to hear him tell his story and discuss his philosophy about where life has led him.

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.

More Local News

Program Showcase

Tune into KZYX&Z’s XXWhy program at 7pm on Thursday, June 21 when host Blake More will be talking with Berkeley artist Carol Denney about her fascinating life of performance art, music, writing, activism, and cartooning. They will be discussing art and activism as a means for life.

Here's Carol Denney's most recent "Perspectives" piece called "A Song and a Me Too Moment", which aired on KQED this spring.

Extended Carol Denney Bio:

Child & Family Services

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.