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Re: “PO’d about the Eureka P.O.? There’s a Town Hall for That.

This post office is a nightmare anyway. I run a local business and ship out packages to customers daily. My packages get "lost" in the sorting facility in Eureka at least 1-2 times a week, which results in a loss of sales and product. Maybe moving our mail to Oregon isn't such a bad thing after all.

Posted by Lindsey Salerno on 08/19/2014 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

Karen Freed, I am sorry for your loss but a person will do that regardless of what time they are released. Time has no bearing on criminal intent. A criminal acts and doesn't look at the time when they want to commit a crime.

Posted by chrisgi on 08/19/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

My common sense tells me if someone is arrested 67 miles away and brought to Eureka's jail and released in the wee hours of the morning because he's had his allotted time to sober up, although acting "weird". Yet released anyway with no way to get home. What in the hell do you think this person is going to do....... 1. vandalize, 2. vehicle theft ( to get home), 3. or do something worse? All three of them and more have happened. We need to change - Laws, policies and regulations in a lot of different areas. Mental Health, Release times from jail(s) and other areas I'm not going to get into right now. Oh and yes I am Fr. Eric Freed's twin sister!

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Posted by Karin Freed on 08/18/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

Chrisgi, My common sense tells me - if someone is arrested 67 miles away from Eureka and released in the wee hours of the morning with no way to get home. What in the hell do you think that persons going to do...... vandalize, vehicle theft in order to get home and/or worse. That is why - Laws, policies and regulations need to be changed. Oh and yes, I am Fr. Eric Freed's twin sister

Posted by Karin Freed on 08/18/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Eatin', Drinkin' & Learnin'


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Posted by jean doran1 on 08/18/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Best Myth

The biggest lie,is that god made the Olmec.algae cultivation provided nutrition for intellectual progress.without nutrition only a god can help us.and a bunch of police writing tickets.

Posted by Zoltan Welvart on 08/18/2014 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Best Thing to Bitch About

If malnutrition is addressed,with plankton culture on mined plankton,people won't need euphoriats,sedatives and meth.only dealers and rehabs are against it.and governments.mayans grew algae and smoked pot and used LSD like more resources to exploit(rob) now people are not allowed 2square meters to sleep,fed moldy bread,and given every criminal gets a job in Mexico.automatically if he has a tattoo.

Posted by Zoltan Welvart on 08/18/2014 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Best Myth

I understand that this is the trend in journalism to drop the f-bomb. I get for this generation it's "only words", but in attempting to appeal to your peers, you appear willing (nay eager) to offend social conservatives.

Posted by vagrant on 08/17/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

Charles Bean and Karin Freed. Just where is your common sense. How can anyone with an ounce of intelligence equate murder with time of release. This is the dumbest thing I ever herd. The grand jury was actually an exercise in stupidity and two years in a row. The more important thing is how our county is wasting our tax money. Why isn't that looked into. The counties excuse for solving problems is always we don't have enough funds and yet they continue to throw money away on useless projects.

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Posted by chrisgi on 08/17/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “New at the Zoo

I am just thrilled to hear that the river otters will be living a restricted, captive life with no opportunity to mate or interact with other otters. These very bright animals who love to find new ways to have fun, a new slide here, a new body of water there, will live out their lives now in a zoo. All for the entertainment of humans because that's what all the animals are here for: humans. I just love to go and watch animals in cages, it's so entertaining and educational for children to see.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Now, About Elk River

Jerry, I think it's past time to blockade with our bodies. HRC not only won't listen to the residents but they are, in addition, the ones getting support from public agencies instead of the Elk River residents

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Motivating the Truce?

Ellen Taylor does it again. What a great letter and how true it all is. On Monday eve HRC is supposed to be re-certified as a sustainable, good logging company. Meanwhile the people who live near the Elk River are facing yet more logging on the slopes over the already silted in Elk River and they will suffer, yet again, this winter with flooding that will destroy homes and lock them in or out of their homes and HRC will not cease their destructive actions. Aside from the silt that river is so poisoned by logging run off that it's unusable.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Busted…

AB 2235 proposes a statewide school bond "for all of our schools" with "bipartisan support

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Posted by Charles Bean on 08/17/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Stoned Love

I totally agree my husband went through that phase of growing I never got involved cause I hate the industry and think it is morally wrong. So much ugliness so many thieves con artists looking to make fast money. I could write a book and the end well the battle is still not over with the criminals that it brought into his life the jury is still out if he will live through the mistakes hes made cause each year it got darker and he smokes so he was not able to see how evil the people were that he was getting involved with. We have been in and out of court with gang members who are sill trying to take everything he has. I saw it coming and tried to warn him as I have saw this industry all my life. Lots of innocent lives lost or ruined.

Posted by Kim Colegrove Ferris on 08/17/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “I'm your thimbleberry: The life and times of Rubus parviflorus

This is the most exciting story about thimbleberries. I've ever read! We have a bumper crop year here in Duluth, Mn. I just picked three quarts and am making sauce. I also propagate them from seed for use in restorations and landscaping.

Posted by Jen Stenersen on 08/16/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

I disagree with you "chrisgi" and the sheriff about the Grand Jury's report be another exercise in futility. I believe it is report pointing out there are more issues needing addressed than reported in this article. Issues such as addressing the mental health of individuals being arrested; individual use of drugs and alcohol in our community; and, one that ties into both of these is homelessness in our area.

An exercise in futility, no, it was an exercise in identifying problems and concerns developed here and throughout the nation. Problem is, local expect the government to do something to solve these problems, yet political mind-set of the community does not see it is the community that needs to step-up to strengthen programs in place throughout the County. Many other communities have.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 08/16/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “New at the Zoo

Where did these animals and birds come from?

Posted by Michael Shreeve Sr. on 08/16/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Will Not Comply

God forbid one of your family members is murdered because of the late night/early morning release. Than we'll see if you still agree with the #@**# who is running the jail. There are so many laws, policies and regulations that need to be changed!!!

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Posted by Karin Freed on 08/16/2014 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Busted

Too bad this article omits Eureka's Measure "R", one of the top censored stories on the North Coast.

Cities and states across the U.S. have recently rediscovered what we've known since FDR enacted the first minimum wage.

Measure "R" would raise Eureka's minimum wage to $12/hour for employers with 25 or more employees.

One thousand working families will be spending these dollars downtown with significant increases in sales tax revenue for Eureka.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/15/2014 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Chesbro Explains Lonely 'No' Vote

Salmon once ran the rivers of Southern California.

With or without future diversions, Humboldt County continues to lack the slightest local leadership on this issue. Its aquifers, tributaries, rivers and dependent biodiversity will continue their precipitous collapse from increasing unregulated use and abuse, Marijuana is hardly the only source of nitrogen, pesticides, phosphates, and overuse.

Nobody's had the guts to tell our good old boys and girls what they can or can't do with "their" water that's freely available for the price of a pump and a hose.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/15/2014 at 10:45 PM

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