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There are worries that future water supplies may be in jeopardy for half a million people in Mendocino County and other areas of Northern California following PG&E’s decision to shelve plans to relicense the Potter Valley Project. The decision has groups concerned because if it is not re-licensed, it could be de-commissioned. The Mendocino County Farm Bureau is hosting an informational meeting at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center on Wednesday, July 24th from 6-8pm to educate the public on the issue. Registration and more information can be found at www.mendofb.org/potter-valley-project-licensing.

The Washington Post has released a database of prescription pill distribution across the country and it shows that about 70 million pills were sent to Humboldt County during a seven-year period. That’s about 76 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills for every person in the county, each year. Humboldt County tied as the eighth-highest among all 58 counties in the state according to the Daily Journal, which says the Northern part of the state saw more opioids than the rest of California. Humboldt County has one of the highest overdose rates in the state and has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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