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"No Ivy League" Volunteers

Patrick's Point State Park and Trinidad State Beach Volunteers Kim Tays and Marijane Poulton are helping to save our State Parks from being overrun with ivy and you can help! Watch native plants resurface after the ivy is gone! The "No Ivy League" an ivy plucking group organized by Kim Tays meets every Friday from 10-12 pm, and there are upcoming work days scheduled February 10, 2018 for Trinidad State Beach, and March 10, 2018 for Patrick's Point State Park from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Call Michelle at 677-3109 or email: michelle.forys@parks.ca.gov. if you would like more information. Listen to the KHSU Magazine interview with Danielle Orr.

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North Korea watchers haven't been getting much sleep this year.

The Kim Jong Un regime started the year with a literal bang — a nuclear test on Jan. 7, marking its fourth such test in the past decade. That was followed by a rocket launch in February, and claims that it had a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

A day after terrorist attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIS killed at least 31 people and wounded at least 270 others, police continue to search for a suspected accomplice.

The man in question, wearing a hat and light-colored jacket, was seen with two suspected suicide bombers on closed-circuit TV at the Brussels airport Tuesday morning, shortly before two explosions went off at the airport and one bomb was set off at a metro station.

The video, taken at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., went viral last fall: A school safety officer flips a desk to the floor with a girl seated in it, then flings her across the floor. The student is African-American; the officer is white.

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And we're going to hear now from someone who has spent a good bit of his career trying to combat terrorism. It's Juan Zarate. He was deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism under President George W. Bush. Good morning to you.

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Voters supporting Donald Trump and other candidates turned out in huge numbers yesterday in Arizona, Utah and Idaho, where one line into a caucus site was reportedly longer than a mile. NPR's Nathan Rott waited it out with Arizona voters last night.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, after some delay, has named a few of his foreign policy advisers. One says he hopes that if Trump is elected, cooler heads will persuade him not to carry through on some of his promises.

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Now, the Brussels attacks came on a voting day here in the United States. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is covering the primary and caucus voting in Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Hi, Mara.

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According to the United Nations, 56 U.N. Peacekeepers died through violence in 2017. That's the highest number of fatalities since 1994 — when the U.N. sent peacekeepers to Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia and the Balkans. The U.N. report suggested that last year's figures are not an anomaly, but rather an extended surge in deaths that began about five years ago.

Hundreds Celebrate Former Portland Mayor Vera Katz's Life

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Hundreds of Oregonians gathered at the Portland Art Museum Sunday afternoon to remember late Portland Mayor Vera Katz. 

The memorial celebrated Katz's political accomplishments, her tenacity, and her extraordinary personal story. 

Katz was an immigrant. 

Born in Dusseldorf, Germany to a Russian Jewish family, she fled the Nazi occupation of Europe when she was 7 years old, crossing the Pyrenees mountains on foot.

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Mort Walker, the renowned comic strip artist best known for his cartoon depicting the high jinks of the loafing Army private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday at the age of 94 at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Walker drew Beetle Bailey as a daily comic strip for 68 years, making him the longest-running artist in the medium's history, according to a statement from King Features, which performed the original syndication for the strip.

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