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Suing Barack Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:34am

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

Business update: Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:00am

A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.

Booked into jail July 30, 2014

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the July 30, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:00am

U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:00am

Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

Pooch Profile: Meet Scruffy

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:31am

A little about Scruffy’s backgroundScruffy is a male Lhasa mix brought to the Rescue Ranch recently. He is approximately 15 pounds and 4 years old. Volunteers say he is very sweet, calm and loving.Scruffy’s abilities and personalityScruffy is great with children and dogs. He can sit, stay and lay down. Volunteers say Scruffy loves car rides, and would be a great traveling companion. He is doggy-door trained, behaves well on a [...]

House passes Endangered Species Act reform bill; heads to Senate next

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:27am

The Endangered Species Act is one step closer to new reforms after H.R. 4315 passed the House Tuesday with a vote of 233-190.

Yreka implements water restriction plan

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:24am

The city of Yreka has implemented a mandatory watering schedule, effective Aug. 1. According to a recent press release from the California State Water Resource Control Board, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect July 29.The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. The release said that in some areas of the state, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. [...]

Supervisors approve schematic stage of $2.3 million Yreka transit center

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:23am

Siskiyou County is moving on to the design development stage for its new transit center in Yreka.

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:00am

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.

Morning Jolt: U.S. economy bounces back

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:29pm

The U.S. economy recovered from its worst quarter in five years to post a gain of 4 percent in the second quarter of this year. That beat economists’ estimates of 3 percent, according to CNN Money.

Today in the News: Senate confirms new VA secretary

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00am

Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the Senate today for Veterans Affairs secretary, CNN reported. McDonald will replace Eric Shinseki, who led the VA until the health care scandal forced him to resign. McDonald is a former Army officer.

Business update: Study says 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Booked into jail July 29, 2014

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the July 29, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:00am

Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and several apartment blocks, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.

House to vote on slimmed-down immigration bill for border

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:00am

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.

Grand Jury: New Siskiyou jail is "imperative"

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:01am

Siskiyou County is looking to build a new jail with state funds, and this year’s Grand Jury has weighed in on the importance of completing the project.

Kidder Creek Camp set to expand

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:49am

ETNA – After nearly 38 years, Kidder Creek Camp in Scott Valley, an outdoor spiritual recreation camp, is looking to expand.Since it’s inception in 1976, the camp has been providing exciting outdoor adventures to kids in the surrounding areas. These adventures include ranch camp, whitewater rafting, timberline camp, backpacking, high ropes course and peak ascent.  New camp director Warken said the camp is community oriented. In its beginning years, 99 [...]

Bikers roll into Etna

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:44am

Etna rolled out the red carpet Monday for Bicycle Rides Northwest, with two days of activities for the bikers participating in the Klamath Knot California Bicycle Ride.The ride, which began July 26 in Ashland Ore., covers ground through Weed, Etna, Orleans, Happy Camp, Lake Selmac and back to Ashland.This is only the second time the group has gone through Siskiyou County, said BRNW [...]

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:54am

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

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