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Arcata City Council Votes to Remove McKinley Statue

On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people surrounded the bronze statue of former U.S. president William McKinley.

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  Humboldt County’s all-American, singing, songwriting, ukelele goddess Josephine Johnson has just a minute to talk before she has to hit the road again. Fresh off her latest West Coast tour, Johnson comes to TTEOW bearing soulful, lyric-driven songs from her recent CD “Let It All Out,” and stories from the road, the ups, downs, and WTF’s of life as a single, female musician traveling alone. 

Sometimes the answer to a health mystery lies in a swig of booze.

In Bangladesh in recent years, there have been repeated mini-outbreaks of a disease called Nipah virus – three people here, four there.

Some people develop no symptoms. But in others, the virus can progress from a fever to fatal brain inflammation within a week.

A few years ago, epidemiologists figured out that people were likely getting Nipah from drinking raw date palm sap, a sweet drink popular in the winter, when the sap is easy to tap from trees pierced with a spigot.

The terrorist attacks in Brussels mark the third major assault in the heart of Europe in just over a year and raise a troubling question: Are European states prepared to deal with a sustained onslaught?

The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was hit in January 2015. Terrorists rampaged through Paris again in November. And now, Brussels has suffered bomb attacks at the airport and the subway, claiming more than 30 lives.

White House hopefuls are heading West on Tuesday as both parties face voters in Arizona and Utah, while Democrats will caucus in Idaho.

For Republicans, it's another chance to try to stop Donald Trump's mounting delegate advantage, and the states voting Tuesday aren't necessarily the friendly terrain he has been used to.

What is safe drinking water? Is it water that's clear? Smells clean? Tastes good? Comes from a trusted source, like a well or a pipe?

Those factors don't matter if the water is contaminated by tiny microbes or parasites invisible to the human eye.

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors they should really, really think twice before prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

And now the doctors are telling us that meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy often work better than pain meds and other medical treatments for chronic back pain.

Details are still trickling in from today's attacks in Brussels that have killed at least two-dozen people. We're keeping you updated on the latest here.

While the tragedy in Brussels is the focus of headlines around the world, we're reminded that there have been a number of other attacks recently that have seen less attention, some in places where access is difficult and reporting resources are limited.

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose drug-addled fall from grace made international news, has died.

Ford had been fighting cancer since 2014. In a statement, his family said he died earlier today at age 46.

"A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," the family said in a statement.

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Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva are locked atop the standings in the women's singles figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – and they seem headed for a duel to see who gets to win the first gold medal for the Olympic Athlete from Russia team.

In addition to her jaw-dropping talent, Zagitova has drawn scrutiny for the composition of her program, in which she saves all the most complicated moves for the second half, to maximize their scoring potential.

Decisions on snow days Thursday varied from district to district, but the common theme across western Oregon schools was their use of social media.

Officials in the Salem-Keizer School District tweeted out video clips of their middle-of-the-night test drive of road conditions. The dark dashcam footage showed wet streets and snowy banks.

By Thursday afternoon, that video had nearly 3,500 views — not bad for a Twitter account with fewer than 5,600 followers.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on one count of felony invasion of privacy and taken into custody in St. Louis in connection with reports of an extramarital affair that surfaced last month.

During that affair, Greitens is alleged to have taken a semi-nude photo of the woman and then threatened to blackmail her by publishing it if she revealed their relationship.

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