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This week in News (Feb. 9 to Feb. 14)

Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd

By | Iridian Casarez

Local

El Pueblo Market caught fire

-El Pueblo Market located on Broadway Street in Eureka burned down in flames Feb. 8 according to the Eureka Times Standard.

U.S. District court judge rules in favor of salmon

-U.S. District Court judge William H. Orrick ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the National Marine Fisheries Service must release more water from the Klamath dams, on Feb. 8. Judge Orrick ruled that the Bureau had mismanaged the river, causing “irreparable” harm to the salmon according to the North Coast Journal.

Nursing program at HSU

– Six years ago Humboldt State University discontinued its nursing program. HSU and College of the Redwoods announced Wednesday, Feb. 8 they are working to bring a local nursing program back to Humboldt County in the fall 2018 according to the Redwood Times.

U.S.

Oroville dam overflows

-The Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway collapsed after the dam overflowed. Officials ordered residents living below the dam to evacuate Sunday in Oroville, Calif. according to the LA Times.

African Muslims march

-Around 200 African Muslims march in New York in protest of President Trump’s Muslim ban on Sunday Feb. 12. According to the Observer, protesters marched to defend the U.S. Constitution against President Trump’s executive orders targeting travelers from countries with high Muslim poplations and undocumented immigrants.

National Secretary Advisor resigns

-Michael T. Flynn, the U.S. National Security Adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, according to the New York Times.

World

North Korea missile tested

-North Korea has tested a ballistic missile this past weekend calling it a success.  The missile was tested on Feb. 12 under the supervision of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un according to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, KCNA.

Mexico protests Trump

-Thousands march in protest of United States President Donald Trump in Mexico City on Sunday Feb. 12. Many people were also holding signs in protest of their own President Enrique Peña Nieto for presiding over rampant corruption and violence at home according to The Guardian.

Candidate for chief minister found guilty

New Delhi, India’s Supreme Court convicted  V.K. Sasikala,  an advisor of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday Feb. 14  in a corruption case that will put her behind bars and effectively end her bid to become chief minister of the southern state.

The court found Sasikala guilty in the disproportionate assets case, upholding a four-year jail term handed down by a lower court and banning her from seeking elected office for 10 years.

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