Lake County Record-Bee
Congressman hosts meeting with VA personnel
Congressman Mike Thompson is pictured during a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey and Julianna Boor, the new director of the VA's Oakland Regional Office on Wednesday.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
North Coast congressmen: Stopgap fix for highway funding falls short
As lawmakers cobble together a temporary fix for the nation's crumbling infrastructure, the North Coast's two congressional representatives have reiterated their call for a long-term plan to fund federal highway projects.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Congressman hears veterans' concerns at American Canyon town hall
Representative Mike Thompson , left, listens to the comments of Filipino World War II veteran Marne Yasay of Vallejo during Monday night's Town Hall meeting at American Canyon High School, targeted specifically for veterans and their concerns.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Congressman Thompson Hosting Veterans' Town Hall Monday
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson is hosting a town hall for veterans, servicemembers,and their families from the 5th Congressional District Monday, July 21, in American Canyon.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
Congressmen Huffman, Thompson demand information about North Bay's shuttered slaughterhouse
Operations at Rancho Feeding Corp., the North Bay's last slaughterhouse, were halted earlier this year after 8.7 million pounds of beef products was recalled.
The Willits News
Letter: Willits bypass negotiations questioned
On June 30 I wrote a letter to the editor. It was not published in TWN as more letters were needed to justify a "letters to the editor" page.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
November 2014 elections in California Part 1: Congress
While much of the country continues to wallow in primary election angst, California is done with that and forging ahead to the real game in November.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Guest commentary: California's public lands are economic engine for our state
California's public lands hold a very important place in my life. I have spent many days riding my bike, hiking and celebrating special occasions with family and friends in places like Muir Woods and Tahoe National Forest.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Poll: 92 percent of gun owners support universal background checks
Ninety-two percent of voters, including 92 percent of gun owners and 86 percent of Republicans, support background checks prior to all gun sales, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Delayed delivery: Eureka mail processing facility still slated to close
As the U.S. Postal Service moves forward with its plan to consolidate mail processing facilities nationwide, local representatives spoke out against a plan today that would result in mail from the Eureka area being sorted in Medford, Ore., starting sometime next year.
Noted American Wine Regions Join Forces to Protest ICANN's Release of .wine and .vin Domain Names
ST. HELENA, Calif. -- -- Seven noted American wine regions have banded together in opposition to the rights-to-the-highest-bidder release of generic top level domain names such as .wine and .vin by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers .
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Garamendi, Others Voice Safety Concerns of Crude Oil Shipped by Rail...
News from the office of Congressman John Garamendi: Today, Congressman John Garamendi , a Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, joined his Northern California colleagues Representatives Doris Matsui , George Miller , and Mike Thompson in sending a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx expressing concern ... (more)
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Capitol Alert: Matsui, California colleagues ask DOT to step up oil train safety
Rep. Doris Matsui , D-Sacramento, and three of her House colleagues from Northern California asked the U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday to tighten regulations on crude oil transportation by rail before those shipments dramatically expand in the state.
City of Rio Dell Selects new City Manager
After a competitive and wide ranging search that began in January 2104, the Rio Dell City Council is pleased to announce that effective July 21 Kyle Knopp will assume the City Manager position in Rio Dell due to the retirement of Jim Stretch.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Releases Report On Gun Violence
First-year Congresswoman Robin Kelly is hoping her new report on gun violence can help spur more action on Capitol Hill, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
163 Dems Sign Letter to John Boehner Demanding Gun Control
Gun control legislation has proven virtually impossible to get through Congress, and the issue is rarely an election-year winner.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
The Newtown Bee
Congressional Report On Gun Violence in America Released, With NAA Input
Newtown Action Alliance is among the contributors to The 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America.