Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd
Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd

This week in news (March 29 to April 4)



-Political detox shelter

A new sanctuary shelter is available for those being affected by the political storms set off by the statements of President Trump. The shelter is called Extreme Bullshit Shelter (EBS), operated by the Arcata Shelter Collective. According to Mad River Union, the shelter keeps track of each time the president makes rude comments or undermines another American institution. The shelter then offers a place where no cell phones, tablets, computers, TV, radio or even recent newspapers and magazines are allowed. Participants may stay up to three days at the EBS to restore some of their emotional stability and psychic balance.

Source: Mad River Union

-New juvenile hall in the works

Developers began the replacement of the new Humboldt County juvenile hall on April 3. The new juvenile hall will improve the safety of all who go inside and will provide more appropriate program space to address the needs of youth who go into the detention facility.

Source: Times Standard

-Costco evacuates

A gas leak at Costco evacuated the building. A forklift operator accidentally struck the gas line supplying one of the store’s heaters. Humboldt Bay Fire responded and ventilated the building.

Source: News Channel 3


-Ads are pulling out

Advertisements from Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai are pulling their ads out from Fox News after reports revealed that the show’s host Bill O’reilly paid off five women to settle allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

Source: Chicago Tribune

-Teen punches shark

A Louisville teen punched a shark in the face as it started attacking her in Destin, Florida. The teen, Caitlyn Taylor, was visiting Florida on her spring break. Taylor only suffered a bite wound on her leg.

Source: USA Today

-California passes sanctuary state bill

The California Senate passed a bill that limits the state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Federal immigration authorities would be prohibited from asking people about immigration status and would prohibit federal immigration authorities to interview a person in custody and would prohibit local law enforcement agents from assisting immigration enforcement.

Source: CNN


-Colombia landslide

A landslide hit southwestern Colombia on Saturday morning. The landslide filled with mud and debris killed over 250 people and more than 200 people are still missing.

Source: Now This

-Bomb in Russia metro

11 people were killed and 50 were injured in an explosion that hit a metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev describe the incident as a terrorist attack. According to CNN, The explosion tore through a train as it was traveling between two stations. A second bomb was found and defused at a different station.

Source: CNN

-Chemical attack in syria

58 people were killed and dozens were wounded in a chemical attack in a northwestern town in Syria. Warplanes were reported to have attacked Khan Sheikhoun 30 miles south of the city of Idlib.

Source: BBC News

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