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Dispatch from the International Conference on HIV Science: Further improvements in...

By Lee Storrow The science of HIV treatment and prevention is changing at a meteoric pace. Last month, North Carolina scientists presented leading-edge research on some of those advancements at the International Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference is the world’s largest convening focused on HIV research and its…
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MCT: Thursday, August 22, 2019

JUST IN: Information coming in from Nevada County (via a transplanted former Mendo source) that Mendocino County Counsel Kit Elliott is on the verge of being named Nevada County's new County Counsel. ======================== A WARMING TREND is forecast to take place across northwest California through early next week. Warm to locally hot conditions are expected…
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Valley People (Aug. 21, 2019)

BY THE END OF LAST WEEK, Calfire reported that Mendo’s first significant wildfire of 2019, the “Moose fire” on the McNab Ranch between Ukiah and Hopland, was fully confined to 225 acres. Almost 450 firefighters and associated equipment were on scene. According to unofficial reports the fire was started by the negligent discard of a…
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Mission Hospital purchase drives change for multiple local health foundations in...

By Neil Cotiaux Carolina Public Press When HCA Healthcare purchased nonprofit Mission Health, the rules of charitable giving in communities across Western North Carolina changed. With a for-profit owner running medical facilities, the foundations that raised funds from donors to support the local hospitals that had become part of Mission Health over time could no…
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MCT: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Light Rain; Hunnicutt Investigation; Patriot's Day; BOS Doings; Free Cats; Rogue Cops; Guitar Show; Great Day; Mawk Master; Ukiah Report; Yesterday's Catch; Satanic Stroll; Single Shot; Unicorn Books; Increasing Crappiness; Siamese; Thanksgiving Fair; Name Painting; Pesky Journalists; Tie Binds; Home Castration; Robinson Jeffers; Found Object
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Despite increased pace of grants, NC nursing homes risk losing out...

By Thomas Goldsmith Millions in fines collected from poorly performing nursing homes across the country must by law be spent to improve conditions for long-term care residents. And according to federal regulators,  in North Carolina and other states have to spend the money they receive in those fines — or risk losing it. North Carolina’s…
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MCT: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

MISSING MAN From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens who may be using the outdoors this time of year to be observant during their activities. Hans Lippuner was last seen by his house mates on October 16, 2018, in the Dow’s Prairie area of McKinleyville. Hans…
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Dan Gjerde’s Jump to the Dark Side (Aug. 14, 2002)

Fort Bragg City Council member Dan Gjerde's hopeful political beginnings and ensuing jump to the dark side is a morality play that might be of interest to anyone who ever wondered why politicians lie so much. They all do it. And we all know they do it. But is it really necessary? Maybe they are…
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Opioid settlements spark debate on how to spend the money

By Christine Vestal Stateline In the first trial aimed at holding drug companies accountable for the opioid crisis, Oklahoma earlier this year reeled in more than $350 million in settlement payments from drugmakers Purdue Pharma and Teva. But skirmishes between the attorney general and a group including the governor, lawmakers and local governments over who…
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MCT: Monday, August 19, 2019

SHERIFF ALLMAN has spent some asset forfeiture money on what he calls “self evacuation placards” that rural residents can pick up from local libraries. The placards are supposed to help law enforcement during a disaster in determining who has evacuated and who hasn’t. In theory, if the placards are properly deployed, a deputy would not…