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Congressmen oppose cuts in geothermal payments

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.

Deb Fudge gets Jared Huffman endorsement

Windsor Council member Deb Fudge, a candidate for the northern Sonoma County board of supervisor’s seat, has received the endorsement of U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman.

Post office welcomed back to Camp Meeker

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.

Sonoma County’s jobless brace for federal benefit cut

A lifeline that helped many people who lost their jobs during the recession stay afloat could be cut at the end of the month.

Four county supervisors endorse Healdsburg’s Jim Wood in Assembly race

Healdsburg City Councilman Jim Wood has virtually cornered endorsements from local Democratic leaders in his bid for the Assembly seat representing the North Coast.

Congressmen Jared Huffman, Mike Thompson won’t forgo pay during shutdown

North Coast lawmakers are continuing to be paid during the federal government shutdown despite a growing list of members of Congress who said they will voluntarily forgo their salaries while government workers are furloughed.

Congressmen Jared Huffman, Mike Thompson weigh in on possible government shutdown

A partial federal government shutdown starting Tuesday is the likely outcome of this weekend’s Capitol Hill drama over federal spending and Obamacare, the Redwood Empire’s two Democratic congressmen said.

North Coast Congressmen Jared Huffman, Mike Thompson await Syria vote

North Coast politicians joined the debate on U.S. intervention in Syria as the Obama administration sought congressional approval to strike the Syrian army for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Jared Huffman won’t back Sonoma’s call to investigate oyster farm closure

Rep. Jared Huffman said Wednesday he is rejecting the city of Sonoma’s request that he support a congressional investigation into the federal government’s decision to close an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Sonoma takes unexpected stand on Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

Situated about 50 miles from Drakes Estero in Marin County, the landlocked city of Sonoma would seem an unlikely place to take a stand in an oyster company’s fight for survival. But colorful signs supporting the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. have popped up all over town, and the Sonoma City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on state and federal legislators to intervene on the company’s behalf.

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