State News

Hoopa Valley Tribe and Federal Emergency Management Agency Signing Ceremony

February 22, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, FEMA, Hoopa OES Incident Command Team and BIA representatives take a break for a photo opportunity after the signing ceremony./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.On Wednesday February 22, The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a signing ceremony for the major disaster declaration President Trump approved for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Read More →

Governor Brown Slashes Budget

Governor Jerry Brown signed a budget that slashes state employee salaries by five percent and cuts Medi-Cal by $1 billion while adding 75 new positions to perform preliminary engineering and design work for environmentally destructive peripheral canal or tunnel. Read More →

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is Being Sued in Federal Court

The California Sportsfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), North Coast River Alliance, Friends of the River and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe have sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Federal Court for failing to conduct a full environmental view of interim Central Valley Project (CVP) water delivery contracts. Read More →

New Year, New Motorist Laws

California motorists should be aware of some of the new laws that went into effect January 1, 2012. These new traffic laws were passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor earlier this year, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking the motoring public to familiarize themselves with the changes. Read More →

State of the State: Peripheral Canal Will Not ‘Mend’ Anything

In his State of the State Address on January 18, Governor Jerry Brown emphasized his commitment to fast-tracking the construction of the peripheral canal through the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Read More →

NCRS California Allocates $1 Million to Fund Tribal-Specific Conservation

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) in California has partnered with California‚Äôs tribal nations to make $1 million available to help tribal farmers and ranchers put additional conservation on the ground. Read More →