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Senate Approved Border Security Compromise

The government will stay open for business. The Senate approved a border security compromise, which President Trump said he would sign, but then declare a national emergency and perhaps invoke other executive powers to try to shift money to wall building from elsewhere in the federal budget.


Bike Funding on the way to Sonoma County

12 million dollars in grant money is reportedly on the way to Sonoma County, which will help pay for a bike path extension. SMART is in line for the funding that would be used to construct about 5 miles of pathway along the rail line in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and some of Penngrove.


Volunteer Center

One of the ways Sonoma County functions so well is with an army of people giving their time and talent. Wendy Whitson from the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County [CLIP] For years, people have found ways to help make events happen, and have fun doing it [CLIP] Right now, there's a need for people to help with the Human Race coming up on May the 4th. To hear my entire interview with Wendy Whitson, listen to Sonoma County's talking this Sunday morning on KZST


Mike Thompson Gun Legislation

Congressman Mike Thompson's bill to require stricker background checks for gun sales is moving through the system. In doing so, Democrats are pushing gun control issues. The main bill moves forward to the House floor for a vote.


Missing girl

An 11 year old Santa Rosa girl is missing. Jada Falls was not at school yesterday afternoon when a family member came to pick her up after school. Santa Rosa Police believe the girl is with her mother, who does not have legal custody of her. If you have any information about Jada's location, call Santa Rosa police.


Russian River

The Russian River crested at just after 1 o'clock this morning in Guerneville at 36 feet, and will stay over the flood stage of 32 feet throughout today, receding to containment within its banks late this evening. Currently the Russian River at Guerneville is at 35 feet. The County is continuing the evacuation advisory for residents in the low lying areas. Several roads are closed due to flooding or mudslides. Sandbags are available from the County at the Forestville Fire Station, Guerneville Park and Ride, and Monte Rio at Main Street and FIr Road. Power is out in a lot the area and PG&E is working around the clock to repair the lines. You can see road closures, power outages, and river levels on our website on the weather page.


Pilot Returns

Yesterday a ceremonial return to Sonoma County caught the attention of people on 101 during the afternoon commute. The remains of Jennifer Topper, a former Santa Rosa resident, Navy rescue swimmer, and rescue helicopter pilot were returned to Santa Rosa. She was killed in a helicopter crash last month while flying with two crew members to pick up a patient in frigid snowy weather. A celebration of Jennifer Topper's life will be held a week from tomorrow a Sonoma Country Day School.


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