Politics and Community

Politics and Community

Here you will find a broad range of news articles with a focus on community and political content.

According to a story that aired on KMUD Local News for Thurs., Sept. 13:
"Cinnamon O’Neill Paula is a motivated parent, she has 4 boys, one at South Fork High School and 3 attending Leggett.  She’s worked hard to raise money for the schools through PTA and organized to save school bus funding, now she’s hoping more parents will get involved to save what’s left of rural school funding."

Use the player below to hear Terri Klemetson's (KMUD News Cordinator)  interview with Cinnamon O’Neill Paula.

Click here to view Propostion 30

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The old cliché, "When life gives you lemons...make lemonade!" was brought to life last Friday at the Garberville Farmers' Market when students from Redway Elementary School set up a lemonade stand at the Farmers’ Market in Garberville to raise money for their school.
The last three years of California education budget cuts have hit schools hard. Governor Brown has proposed another series of "trigger cuts" if the Tax Initiative, California Proposition 30, doesn't get the votes required to pass this November. Locally, there have been efforts by parents and community members to raise money for school programs and recently students from Redway Elementary School have gotten involved.

News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, aired this news piece on the August 10, 2012 edition of the KMUD local news. Use the player below to hear the story.



Use the links below to get more Information about the November Tax Initiative:                    

According to a Press Release from the California Farm Bureau Federation, dated July 23, 2012:
Saying that a highway project has turned into a farmland-conversion project instead, the California Farm Bureau Federation filed documents requesting that state and federal agencies review and reduce the impact on agricultural land. The case involves a planned Highway 101 bypass around the city of Willits.

Acting in federal court in San Francisco, CFBF filed a motion to join in an existing lawsuit that challenges environmental review of the Willits Bypass Project; defendants include the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Transportation.

In its motion, Farm Bureau notes that the bypass originally would have affected 150 acres of farmland. But now, more than 2,000 acres of land will be affected-with at least 400 acres removed permanently from agricultural use-as government agencies seek agricultural land to mitigate for wetlands affected by the bypass.

According to a Press Release from the Green Party of the United States, dated, July 17, 2012:

Delegates from across the US at the Green Party's 2012 National Convention nominated Jill Stein for President and Cheri Honkala for Vice President at about 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 14 in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Stein won the nomination with 193.5 out of 294 delegates' votes. Roseanne Barr received 72 votes and 17 votes were cast for Kent Mesplay.

A video with highlights of the nomination, including a morning press conference and nomination acceptance speeches by Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala, has been posted online at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7tYwkj5qLk
The Green Party aired the entire nomination on the party's Livestream Channel:  http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

The nomination and many other convention events, including press conferences, interviews with Green candidates, workshops, and other events, are archived on the Livestream site and also on the Green Party's home page: http://www.gp.org/.

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