Reps. Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman are urging President Barack Obama not to eliminate geothermal royalty payments totaling nearly $2 million a year to Sonoma and Lake counties.
North Coast Congressman Mike Thompson criticized federal regulators Wednesday for failing to answer his questions about the growing Rancho Feeding Corporation meat recall.
Thompson, D-Napa, met employees of Price Pump Co. and other manufacturers.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday denied Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s bid for a rehearing in the year-old case that pitted the family-owned farm in Point Reyes National Seashore against the federal government.
The termination of federal unemployment benefits last month halted payments to 3,086 Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino county residents totaling about $936,000 in the first week, according to state figures.
Reflecting on his freshman year in the House of Representatives, Huffman said he, like his mother, was offended by House Speaker John Boehner’s comment — ‘we’ve done our work’ — at the close of the least productive year in recent congressional history.
After a six-month displacement from the humble trailer that for two decades has served as post office and community center for the forested hamlet of about 425, the public was welcomed back Tuesday with a pledge that discussions about closing Camp Meeker’s post office for good had been abandoned.
A lifeline that helped many people who lost their jobs during the recession stay afloat could be cut at the end of the month.
Facing a big jump in the cost of her health insurance, Ellyn Moscowitz of Jenner said she was heartened by President Barack Obama’s decision Thursday, to allow some people to keep their health plans for one more year, but she worried about how it will play out.