Another week, another wire: The Mendo Wire, that is. Each week we try to round up articles from publications around California and the nation telling stories about Mendocino and Northern California. It’s not an exhaustive list, but we hope it’s an interesting one. If you have any suggestions feel free to send us a link: email@example.com
Refugees Say Right-Wing California Sheriff Intimidated Them at Gunpoint - The Daily Beast
And article describing voter suppression in Trinity County. The article alleges that the Siskiyou County Sheriff has intimated Hmong residents into not voting. The Hmong are a southeast Asian ethnic group, many of whom fought for the United States during the Vietnam war, fled as refugees and have settled in the Central Valley.
Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority - Public CEO
It’s all in the headline.
Dozens of crashes due to wet roads around Sonoma County - The Press Democrat
Sonoma had its share of car crashes after the recent rain, it seems a couple years of drought make people forget how to drive in the rain.
Is it still a drought? The Press Democrat looks at this year’s relative wetness with a focus on water levels in Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma.
A news brief from California’s first state aquaculture hearing — here’s the press release — and a link to the archived recording of the Bodega Bay event.
Timber Company Tells California Town, Go Find Your Own Water - The New York Times
An interesting story about a water dispute between a timber company and the town of Weed up in Siskiyou County. Not immediately local, but there are some similar themes.
This article looks at legislation recently signed by Governor Brown which will allow landowners to undertake forestry restoration practices on their oak woodland parcels.
There were several stories around the country this week about the division within the cannabis community in the run up to the vote on Prop 64. Here are a few:
The push to legalize pot for all has deeply divided the medical marijuana community - The Los Angeles Times
Cannabis grower advocate, Hezekiah Allen, has a pretty in-depth and interesting debate with the Lost Coast Outpost over legalization, whatever you think of Prop 64, it’s well worth the read.
And the article that spurred the LoCO piece, a story from Reuters in which Hezekiah Allen explains his “no” vote.
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