A Shelter Crisis Declaration Can Provide Relief for Humboldt's Homeless

The Shelter Crisis Declaration would facilitate zoning and relax liability for the County, while making unused county land or buildings available to shelter people who are homeless.

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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.

The fix is broken.

Two years ago Congress created the Veterans Choice Program after scandals revealed that some veterans were waiting months to get essential medical care. The $10 billion program was designed to get veterans care quickly by letting them choose a doctor outside the VA system. Now Congress and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are pushing through new legislation to fix the program.

The rights of the religious and the secular clash again Wednesday at the Supreme Court, this time in the controversial context of Obamacare and birth control.

A new bill may change the legal age for buying tobacco in California from 18 to 21.

Is this good health policy or nanny state nonsense?

Next on Thursday Night Talk, host Linda Stansberry talks with young people directly affected by the potential change. Tune in and call in March 24th beginning at 7.  

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What was supposed to be a "cooling off" day on Wednesday was anything but at West Virginia's Capitol.

After Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders had announced a deal to end the teacher strike and send educators and service personnel back to the classroom on Thursday, uncertainty forced all of the state's counties to call off school yet again.

A well-liked social studies teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun at Dalton High School, which was plunged students and faculty into a lockdown and subsequent evacuation, according to the AP.

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The Portland City Council has approved an initiative to work on preserving creative space throughout the city.

Commissioners accepted a list of 22 recommendations Wednesday — from leasing space in city buildings for arts to creating a registry of creative spaces.

The recommendations were steered through by Commissioners Nick Fish and Chloe Eudaly and co-sponsored by Mayor Ted Wheeler.

Eudaly, a former independent bookseller, acknowledged that action is overdue.

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