The local Sierra Club is urging city officials to stop using pesticides in public parks and school grounds. Retired educator John Cruickshank (pictured) has circulated petitions among city residents who support this cause. The City Manager’s office will investigate pesticide spraying and report back to City Council.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.