Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd
Illustration. | Joe DeVoogd

This week in news (April 5 to April 11)



-Baywood Country Club

The Baywood country club is broke and is soon planning a golf course timber harvest. The country club is going to file a Timber Harvest plan that looks to lodge roughly 73 forested acres in and around its 18 holes. The harvest could make as much as $700,000 for the country club.

Source: Mad River Union

-New tech for St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka has new technology that could help take a closer look at people’s lungs and chest. St. Joseph’s Hospital has the first and only Endobronchial Ultrasound, a device that helps doctors take a closer look at the lungs and chest.

The machine helps evaluate and examine lymph nodes, identify chest infections, diagnose non cancerous inflammatory disease like sarcoidosis, detect lymphoma and determine stages of lung cancer.

Source: Times Standard

-Eureka Moose Lodge

The Eureka Moose Lodge donated $10,000 to local fire and law enforcement agencies. One donation of $2,000 went to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter for use towards the shelter’s emergency medical fund. The money will be used to help animals in need of medical attention.

Source: News Channel 3

-Karuk tribe cuts salmon count

The Karuk tribe is going to limit their ceremonial salmon harvests for tribal members because of the record low forecast for returning Chinook salmon on the Klamath River.

Source: Times Standard


-San Bernardino shooting

A man walked into North Park Elementary school and started shooting. Cedric Anderson, 53 walked into the elementary school and fatally shot his estranged wife and an 8-year-old boy and injured one other students. The shooting came 15 months after the terrorist attack San Bernardino endured November of 2014.

Source: Washington Post

-United Airlines passenger dragged

A United Airlines passenger was dragged from an overbooked flight Sunday evening. A security officer involved in the incident has been placed on leave. The federal Transportation Department is investigating whether the airline complied with rules regarding overbooking.

Source: New York Times

-Gun shop burglary

A man suspected of a gun shop burglary is on the run after allegedly sending a manifesto to President Donald Trump on his grievances about the government. Joseph A. Jakubowski, 32, allegedly robbed the gun shop in Janesville, Wisconsin last week.

Source: CNN

-Texas voter ID law discriminates

A federal judge ruled that the voter identification law the Texas Legislature passed in 2011 was enacted with the intent to discriminate against Black and Hispanic voters. The judge found that the law violates the federal Voter Rights Act.

Source: New York Times

-NY State free tuition

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced free tuition in the state of New York. New York is the first state in the country to offer free tuition for middle-class students from households earning less than $125,000 a year.

Source: Now This


-Stockholm truck attack

A truck ran into pedestrians in one of the busiest streets in Stockholm killing four people. Two suspects were arrested. One suspect, a 39-year-old man from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, was known to intelligence services before he was arrested on Friday. He had shown sympathies for ISIS.

Source: BBC News

-Growing tensions with North Korea

The U.S. Navy sent an aircraft carrier and three guided-missile destroyers and cruisers to the Korean peninsula on Saturday, in response to growing tensions with North Korea. On Monday, officials in China and South Korea agreed to impose a tougher stance on North Korea if Kim Jong Un continues to launch nuclear or long range missile tests.

Source: New York Times

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