Re: “Homeless State University

This is the epitome of poor planning, not only by HSU, but on the part of the students. It is normal to hear numerous excuses for everything in Humboldt County, and lots of governmental whining about why they just can't do anything to improve, but to dump over 6000 "students" into a community incapable of housing them and into a county unable to provide basic services is absolutely reprehensible.
Students can vote by going elsewhere, if qualified, but in the meanwhile, call the Governor's office and complain.

Posted by Paul Riley on 12/08/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Man Shot by EPD Expected to Survive

https://youtu.be/CoxRmwaLBOQ

Posted by trauma on 12/07/2016 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Stop It

Well said!

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Re: “HumBug: I Gotta Get Out More

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Posted by Richard Cole on 12/07/2016 at 2:37 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting in Eureka

The suspect I know was wounded at Sole Savers. There is no way someone can fire that many shoots at that close of a range and not hit the suspect with bullets. I'm the only one that was outside when the officer began shooting and at him to see it that close. I seen multiple shoots from the officer going into the Mazda from less than three feet. There was never any other time an officer came close to shooting him after that. He was too far away. His wounds slowed him down to the point where they found him.

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Posted by Steve Kenneth Fowlkes on 12/07/2016 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Taxpayer Advocate Leo Sears Dies

Leo was lion. He knew what was going on in this county and was willing to speak up when things were both right and wrong. Agree with him or not you left his presence more aware of what you were doing and how it affected our community. Leo cared deeply about this county and put his money and his mouth where he thought it would do the most. Even though I would always get an earful of criticism and a drop of praise I knew it was well deserved. Rest in Peace my friend.

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Posted by uri driscoll1 on 12/06/2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “G Street Squat

We here at 1625 G Street request another correction and exspect you too get your information right as this article directly and adversly affects us. In your article you state
"The Eureka Police Department has visited the old Victorian at 1635 G St., and the neighboring property, at 1625 G St., 60 times in the last six months."
There have been calls to police from 1625 G regarding 1635 G, I can not think of one call that was for our address.
Please do some proper research.

Posted by kay46 on 12/06/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Sometimes Voters Just Sit a Race Out

No Kim, this header should read:

"THE VAST MAJORITY OF POTENTIAL VOTERS ALWAYS SIT IT OUT".

Like obedient cogs dutifully protecting the multi-billion dollar stream of election ad-revenue, you will not find one mainstream "journalist" with the courage to question the legitimacy of U.S. elections that have the lowest turnout in the industrialized world.

Instead, readers are consistently mislead by countless articles like this one, always calculating election turnout by the number of registered voters and not the overwhelming majority of "POTENTIAL VOTERS", IE, the 80% that did not vote in the presidential primaries!

Reporting under-votes by the minority of participants is an irrelevant distraction.

Yes, 72% of registered voters cast their ballots last November, however, 70% of potential voters have been abstaining in local and national elections since the early 1970's!

Even a 10 year old can quickly look up voting age populations to compare to their community's voter turn-out.

Would reporting the greater reality and alerting the public help address this catastrophe?

Of course, but finding "journalism" that reports in the public interest requires a subscription to distant publications and media like "Democracy Now".

Posted by Michael Crabb on 12/03/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

Troll on, because fuck the internet. Who's teaching kids to invest their lives in virtual reality?

Posted by When did you start to care? on 12/03/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Teens These Days

Thank you Mr.Kausen for this great read. Thank you for your years of teaching! Thank you for being my teacher and my friend! You have blessed many lives including mine and my daughters! Enjoy your retirement with Mrs.K!

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Posted by Sarah N. on 12/02/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Teens These Days

How rare it is to read anything by a local educator, a strange reality considering there are two local college campuses.

How do you expect to "understand " anything if there's no effort whatsoever to report where we've been and what we've lost in how we treat youths?

Back when a part time job could pay for college, the California Employment and Training Administration was cut by Ronald Reagan and Humboldt County lost about $13 million each year in assistance emancipating youths unsuited to foster care but who are willing to work and attend college.

Today, local leaders have ensured that Humboldt County is fully funded with its $15 million expansion of the county jail, a new $20 million juvenile hall, and the recently completed $15 million federal courthouse in McKinleyville where the first civil trial found Eureka police at fault for killing a 22 year old in his front yard. No EPD policy changes are forthcoming.

If you're serious about understanding local youths you must do your own research.

Not one local media source has logged-on to the county's website and searched for the county's "Trends Report", a quarterly analysis meriting routine reporting. It details shocking statistics in every category of human health 2 and 3 times worse than state averages...youth unemployment, drug fatalities, suicide, infant mortality, child abuse, major illnesses, and on and on...

This county, its media, its educators, elected and appointed representatives, and professionals have circled their wagons in silence.

Local residents, including Mr. Kausen and Mr. Millet should be outraged.

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Posted by Barry Davis on 12/02/2016 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Teens These Days

Nailed it. Thank you.

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Posted by Ellen Bridget Barker on 12/02/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Ferndale Cowboy in National Rodeo Finals Tonight

Mexicans should boycott Las Vegas. Please watch this video:

https://youtu.be/wCc6Q_LSDo0

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Posted by Randy Janssen on 12/02/2016 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Ferndale Cowboy in National Rodeo Finals Tonight

Poor research on this story. Who is Bill Bugenig? Never met him... Billy or "B" on the other hand... I'll quote the article: "This process should be accomplished within three seconds." Really? My understanding is that the arena record is 3.0 seconds. So, ONE person in history has accomplished it in equal to three seconds. Get your facts straight, talk to some people who know "Bill", talk to some people who know the sport, be a journalist.

Posted by Kent Campbell on 12/01/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Sickened by Fiction

Wow, Joe! Thanks.
I had missed that article completely.
Searched it out to read just because of you.

Sounds good to me. When it comes right down to it there are still limited ways to describe such personal events.

Dude, the lead paragraph warned you.
Odd and revealing you object to a particular sexual act but not to murders?

Keep up the good, honest and fair work, my brothers.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 12/01/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

The people who edit trolls are probably the very same people who would consider any comment made by the entire voting block of Trump a troll. Roughly HALF of the US population vituperitvely dissagree with each other. Shutting down the voice of half the population because the left leaning media doesn't like it is only going to leave more surprises to unravel. Gird up your loins (pull up your big girl panties) and quit getting feelings hurt! Bring on the comments!

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Posted by John Nelson on 12/01/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The Blight Fight

Mr. Slattery is destined for greatness.

Posted by Michael James Slattery on 12/01/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

I suppose someone should comment on this story, so here it is!

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 12/01/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “45 for 45

Great article, I wrote a similar one on my blog at http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/

Posted by Federico Jorge on 12/01/2016 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2016

What a treat!

Posted by hokypuck on 11/30/2016 at 10:34 AM

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