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Public Pushes for Klamath Dam Removal

The push for dam removal was persistent at a second Klamath Dam hearing set up by the State Water Board on Wednesday evening. It’s part of their three part comment period public meetings on the North Coast—which took place in Yreka, Arcata and is scheduled for Orleans. The project is officially known as the Lower Klamath Project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The public comment period is discussing the Draft Environmental Information Report which was first issued in June 2018.

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Editor's note: In the wake of terrorist attacks around the world, many Muslims feel called upon to publicly defend their faith, a faith many say is not accurately reflected in the stated or assumed motivations behind such attacks. Writer Beenish Ahmed has struggled with this responsibility all her life and shared her thoughts in this essay published by Code Switch as news was unfolding of the attacks in Brussels.

So you walk into the new Korean joint around the corner and discover that (gasp) the head chef is a white guy from Des Moines. What's your gut reaction? Do you want to walk out? Why?

The question of who gets to cook other people's food can be squishy — just like the question of who gets to tell other people's stories. (See: the whole controversy over the casting of the new Nina Simone biopic.)

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