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$105.8-million.  That’s how much a single donor is giving local, non-profit Montage Health.  The money will create a new youth mental health program and facility for Monterey County.

Erika Mahoney

Last year, 18 victims of human trafficking called a hotline at the Monterey County Rape Crisis center looking for help. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office says this represents just a fraction of the problem in the county. So they’re trying out a new way to find these victims.

Erika Mahoney

Central Coast Congressman Jimmy Panetta wants to expand protections for crime victims who are undocumented immigrants.

Erika Mahoney

Rumors of immigration raids coming to cities in Northern California have put immigrant communities on edge and a group of local volunteers on standby. They’ve been training to respond to ICE raids.    

Krista Almanzan

All beaches along the Monterey Coast are back open after tests results show no signs of contamination from a massive sewage spill. 

Over the weekend an estimated 4.4-million gallons of wastewater mistakenly went out into the Monterey Bay.

Erika Mahoney

New offshore oil and gas wells could be coming to the coast of California.  The Trump Administration has proposed an expansion of drilling operations in nearly all federal waters. 

DREAMers got a sliver of hope this week in the form of a court decision.  A federal judge blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

There are roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children enrolled in DACA.  This court decision doesn’t solve the issue though. 

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County defended its voter approved fracking ban in court, and got a split decision.  Now the question is whether the county has a responsibility to appeal that decision.

Erika Mahoney

We all create a lot more trash during the holidays. Keeping that out of the landfill is a big goal for the state of California, but it’s not going to be easy.  

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County’s fracking ban stands, but voters won’t be getting all they hoped for when they passed Measure Z last year. Late Thursday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a split decision on the ballot measure.

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