After storms have caused major flooding, erosion, and highway damage - Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of the state – in 50 counties. They include Mendocino, Humboldt, and Napa.
The Women's March on January 21, 2017 brought more than a million people out across the nation to rally for women's rights and human rights. Marches took place all over California and Mendocino County was no exception. Thousands gathered for protests in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Willits. KZYX's Meg Courtney attended one of the largest gatherings in the state in Oakland. You can listen to her audio postcard here.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker determined Wednesday there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington. These fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in fish stock biomass due to unusual ocean and climate conditions in recent years. This decision means North Coast communities can seek disaster relief from Congress.