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Today in the News: Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:00am

"I will not stand idly by. The price of inaction is too high." - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, announcing Operation Strong Safety, an effort to secure the border as thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied children try to cross into the U.S. Perry is sending about 1,000 National Guard troops to help patrol the border.

Booked into jail July 21, 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the July 21, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:00am

When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:45am

A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.

Rockside Ranch looks to improve

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:14am

ETNA – Tucked in Scott Valley is a grass-based, multi-species farm teaching young adults the values and hard-work and ethics through farming and family. In 2011, Craig and Jennifer Thompson finally decided to tackle the challenge of owning a farm. Craig Thompson comes from a family of rice farmers, and Jennifer Thompson was looking to public relations before they decided to purchase the ranch. "In 2011 everything just fell into place," said Craig Thompson. [...]

Lieutenant Governor candidate Ron Nehring visits Siskiyou County

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:33am

California Republican Lieutenant Governor hopeful Ron Nehring came to Yreka on Saturday, building up support at the regional summer meeting of the Siskiyou County Republican Women Federated.

Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza, official says

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:00am

Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."

Morning Jolt: Access to Malaysia flight crash site improves

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:40pm

European officials have finally been granted access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a spokesman said today. The crash site is controlled by pro-Russian rebels, and until today, there had been issues getting access.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:05am

Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 6:22am

The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

US communities diverge on child migrant response

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:58am

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

Israeli military seek and destroy Gaza tunnels

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:18am

Israeli bulldozers demolished more than a dozen tunnels Saturday in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian authorities reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel's ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians. Diplomats struggled to revive a cease-fire.

Judge affirms groundwater ruling in Scott River lawsuit

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:07am

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has affirmed a ruling that groundwater extraction is subject to regulation under Public Trust Doctrine, but the decision will be appealed. The case at issue is Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board. In its petition, ELF  requested that the court find that groundwater resources are protected under the PTD and that Siskiyou County must regulate groundwater with respect to PTD considerations. [...]

Ladewig murder trial: former girlfriend testifies about abuse

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:05am

The prosecution in The People v. Lukes Ladewig rested Thursday after a slow start to the proceedings.

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:31am

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. - The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:19am

A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley.

Today in the News: American killed in Malaysia airplane attack

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:12am

President Barack Obama announced today that an American citizen was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was apparently shot out of the sky Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman, 19, was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Netherlands and was a college student.

Forest Service celebrates wildflowers and pollinators with weekend events

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:09am

Join botanists and biologists for a weekend of walking tours to learn about local avian and insect species that play an important role in pollination on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20.

Chainsaw hours of operations and restrictions put in place for KNF

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:57am

In order to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, fire restriction rules were implemented June 13 on the Klamath National Forest and will continue through the end of the official 2014 fire season.

Brew Beat: Shake up your beer drinking

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:10am

Ice cream seems to be to children what beer is to adults. So, I figured I could have my beer – and ice cream, too. The idea was presented to me while recently visiting the small town of Seneca in northeastern Oregon. Although small, the town boasts a newly reopened diner featuring great local burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and beer milkshakes ... wait, what? That is correct, a selection of beer milkshakes from huckleberry with Bluemoon to a death by chocolate [...]

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