President Obama Announces New Investments to Enhance Safety and Security in the Changing Arctic
Posted by: thepinetree on 09/01/2015 08:41 AM
Anchorage, AK...The following is a White House position paper..."Climate change is reshaping the Arctic in profound ways. The global Arctic has warmed approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world, resulting in significant impacts on land and sea. Among the most noticeable changes is the retreat of Arctic sea ice, which has experienced significant, sustained declines in both extent and thickness in recent decades. This past February, the Arctic sea-ice maximum reached an all-time record low: about 1.1 million square kilometers – an area more than twice the size of California – below average. As sea-ice cover diminishes because of climate change, marine traffic is expected to increase in the Arctic, including traffic from fishing and mineral exploration to cargo shipping and tourism..
Angels Camp, CA...City Council appreciates your interest and encourages your participation. Regularly scheduled meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Agenda is divided into two sections: CONSENT AGENDA: These matters include routine financial and administration actions and are usually approved by a single majority vote.
Senator Gaines' Bill To Keep Drones Out Of Emergency Zones Passes The Senate
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2015 05:30 PM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 168, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, passed out of the Senate and is now headed to the Assembly. “To think that someone would interfere with firefighting or emergency response situations to get a sneak peek or to post a drone video on YouTube is an outrage that is deserving of punishment and condemnation,” said Senator Gaines. “I’m pleased that my colleagues agreed, and I look forward to Senate Bill 168’s continued support as it makes its way through the Assembly.”
San Andreas, CA...Do you feel there are areas in your county government or its operations that can be improved in order to better serve the community? Do you wonder where the “watchdogs” of the county are and what they are doing to ensure that county departments and agencies are operating efficiently? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can help your community become a better place by contacting the Calaveras County Grand Jury. They ARE the “watchdogs” and they represent all citizens.
Presidential Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2015 08:48 AM
Washington, DC... Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places – but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn a lot.
The Big Final Gateway Corridor Study Meeting Is September 9th
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2015 09:22 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The City of Angels Camp, Calaveras Council of Governments and the California Department of Transportation would like to announce the final public meeting for the State Route 4 and 49 Gateway Corridor Study in Angels Camp. The Study addresses access and circulation, growth and development, and coordination of growth improvements in the northwestern quadrant of the city.
Major Injury Accident On Hwy 4 & DUI Accident In Mountain Ranch
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2015 01:30 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP San Andreas has released information on two recent incidents. On August 18 at approximately 3:23 p.m. a 2013 Honda Accord went off the side of the roadway on Hwy 4 and Rock Creek Road. The vehicle was traveling westbound at stated speed of 55 miles an hour. The driver made an unsafe turning movement and drove off the side of the road, over an embankment and into a tree...
Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2015 08:29 AM
Martha's Vineyard, MA... Hi everybody. It’s now been a year since the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. His death—along with the events in Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and other communities—sparked protests and soul searching all across our country. Over the past year, we’ve come to see, more clearly than ever, the frustration in many communities of color and the feeling that our laws can be applied unevenly.
Public Meeting Held In Durango On EPA Caused Mine Water Release
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2015 10:44 AM
Durango, CO...There was a live-streamed public meeting on August 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Miller Middle School Auditorium, 2608 Junction Street, Durango. On August 5, 2015, an EPA team working to investigate and address contamination at the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado, unexpectedly triggered a large release of mine waste water into the upper portions of Cement Creek. Initial estimates are that the release contained approximately one million gallons of water that was held behind unconsolidated debris near an abandoned mine portal. There were several workers at the site at the time of the breach, all were unharmed...
Presidential Weekly Address: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Protecting the Right to Vote
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/08/2015 06:29 AM
Martha's Vineyard, MA... Hi, everybody. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Yet for too long, too many of our fellow citizens were denied that right, simply because of the color of their skin. Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed a law to change that. The Voting Rights Act broke down legal barriers that stood between millions of African Americans and their constitutional right to cast ballot. It was, and still is, one of the greatest victories in our country’s struggle for civil rights.