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Re: “Reclamation

wow, what a wonderful thing.

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Posted by Dottie1 on 10/02/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Can Humboldt County Solve Addiction?

Can the north coast journal stop outsourcing artists? Stop using stock imagery. It's fucking so fucking goddamn lame, unlocal, and uberstupid that there's no excuse for it other than laziness and inconsideration.

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Posted by No more stock images, please. on 09/26/2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

I found this article poorly conceived. The KBRA was not so much a deal to remove the four hydroelectric dams as it was a deal for PacifiCorps to bypass the Endangered Species Act, as well as a water deal for the irrigators and the farmers, one that would have been a death knell for the fish in dry years. The US Congress was never interested in passing it, particularly because legislators would have had to pony up nearly a billion dollars, which clearly does not appeal to fiscal conservatives, not to mention how they view enforcing the ESA and helping Native Americans. Far better is it that the tribes collectively withdraw from this charade, unite, and bring a class action lawsuit (and invite the commercial fishermen and the environmental groups, too) against FERC for their clear violation of federal law in the form of the Clean Water Act and the ESA. Whether FERC is in favor of dam removal or not is irrelevant. The law applies to everyone, even PacifiCorps, with its 20 million dollar profit a year at the cost of everyone involved.

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Posted by Another Bob1 on 09/25/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

S. 133: Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015 (Introduced version)
These bills propose to override our decisions as sovereign nations deprive our fishery of the federal protection required under law See KBRA Section 15.3.9 it asserts tribal water rights will not interfere with the Klamath Project even though therefore any attempt by a tribe to assert its rights against the river’s DE-watering would be trumped by the KBRA
Release of claims by party tribes(1)In general
Subject to paragraph (2), subsection (d), and the Agreements, but without otherwise affecting any right secured by a treaty, Executive order, or other law, the Party tribes (on behalf of the tribes and the members of the tribes) may relinquish and release certain claims against the United States (including any Federal agencies and employees) described in sections 15.3.5.A, 15.3.6.B.i, and 15.3.7.B.i of the Restoration Agreement and, in the case of the Klamath Tribes, section 2.5 of the Upper Basin Agreement.
The relinquishments and releases under paragraph (1) shall not take force or effect until the terms described in sections 15.3.5.C, 15.3.5.D, 15.3.6.B.iii, 15.3.7.B.iii, 15.3.7.B.iv, and 33.2.1 of the Restoration Agreement and sections 2.4 and 10 of the Upper Basin Agreement have been fulfilled.
(d)Retention of rights of party tribes
Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (c) or any other provision of this Act, the Party tribes (on behalf of the tribes and the members of the tribes) and the United States (acting as trustee for the Party tribes), shall retain—
(1)all claims and rights described in sections 15.3.5.B, 15.3.6.B.ii, and 15.3.7.B.ii of the Restoration Agreement; and(2)any other claims and rights retained by the Party Tribes in negotiations pursuant to section 15.3.5.D, 15.3.6.B.iv, and 15.3.7.B.iv of the Restoration Agreement.(g)Judicial review
Judicial review of a decision of the Secretary concerning any right or obligation under section 15.3.5.C, 15.3.6.B.iii, 15.3.7.B.iii, 15.3.8.B, or 15.3.9 of the Restoration Agreement shall be in accordance with the standard and scope of review under subchapter II of chapter 5, and chapter 7, of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Administrative Procedure Act).
Text of S. 133: Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015 (Introduced version) -

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Posted by Rodney Michael Wright-Kenyon on 09/25/2015 at 5:31 AM

Re: “Murky Waters

I Say No to KBRA/S.133 !

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Posted by Rodney Michael Wright-Kenyon on 09/24/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Humboldt Then and Now

Thank gawd Rose Welsh is no longer associated with the Journal

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Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 09/23/2015 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Eureka Stinks


Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 09/23/2015 at 9:53 PM

Re: “The Shut Out

Shlomo Rechnitz also owns Roseville Point Health and Wellness Center outside of the Sacramento area. While at Roseville Point for what was supposed to be a week of physical therapy rehab for a back sprain, my Mother was forcibly injected by an unscrupulous Nurse with the dangerous antipsychotic drug Haldol, against her will and against MY orders as her Durable and Medical Durable Power of Attorney. My Mother died 12 days later in an irreversible vegetative state. I recount what happened to my Mother to ABC News10 Investigative Reporter Thom Jensen. I will not rest until those involved are held criminally accountable for what was in my opinion, an egregious assault that contributed to and hastened my Mother's death....

Posted by Marisa Conover on 09/20/2015 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Humboldt Then and Now

So many white faces on the cover. I'm pretty sure the number of minorities included either equals or surpasses the number of animals on the cover by one.

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Posted by Haywood Jablowmi on 09/19/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Eureka Stinks

Eureka stinks? Nothing like the pulp mills 30 years ago!

Posted by Rod Allen on 09/19/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Eureka Stinks

I could smell it clear up on 7th St. when I worked there. It was never a secret where it came from.

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Posted by Barry Jeffers1 on 09/17/2015 at 10:30 PM

Re: “What's Killing Us?

Here meth is cheapest, most important factor . People can only pretend not to love stimulant, temporarily with love of Jesus and their church of money.meth is incredable when used for social disruption, by the powers that are hiding and manipulating.

Posted by Zoltan Welvart on 09/17/2015 at 6:16 AM

Re: “What's Killing Us?

The "darkness" that befalls Humboldt County has seen the light, via this well-written article. I look forward to reading Part 2.

The suicide rate out here is just heartbreaking.

I have seen firsthand what drugs and alcohol can do to the addict, their employers and loved ones. Devastating for all involved.

I commend anyone who has been successful in getting treatment.

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Posted by GRRRREAT! on 09/16/2015 at 6:39 PM

Re: “What's Killing Us?

western civilization would not exist were it not for addiction: gold, land, sugar, tobacco, oil, ad infinitum.

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Posted by Brandon A. Salus on 09/15/2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “What's Killing Us?

The marijuana grows are falling like dominoes. why is the County not raiding the many meth labs in the area? Is it because of the 'big' Humboldt names associated with them?

Posted by SafetyThird on 09/15/2015 at 8:38 AM

Re: “What's Killing Us?

With statistics like ours in Humboldt County, we should be outraged over the inexplicable silence from our highly paid local experts, officials and representatives. Are they so closely tied to the business community that none dare utter the truth in a press-release or form a serious investigatory commission?

How is any progress even possible if no one is responsible for pointing out where we are failing? What are our needs? What does effective mitigation cost? What are we spending now in punitive and emergency responses?

Is the silence attributable to the fact that the biggest failure is owned by the larger community and its institutions? Why hasn't the Grand Jury investigated?

"are we willing to cast ourselves as a community that creates crimogenic conditions for some of its members, and then act-out rituals of punishment against them as if engaged in some awful form of human sacrifice?", (Economist Glen Loury).

Instead of decent job training and placement programs, especially for youths needing emancipation, people are being denied basic necessities, and then blamed for the anti-social behaviors that result. These are residents that are repeatedly stigmatized and forced to eventually embrace that stigma with enablers as their only source of dignity, and the behaviors worsen.

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Posted by William Slade on 09/11/2015 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Civic Duty

I wish I could tell you the damage
DARIN B. VITOLO has done to many innocents...even myself. He belongs behind bars, he is not a help to society, nor any kind of decent human being. I don't understand why he can do these beatings to these people in every state he's in, and get out on his own, or do only a few months..He's a sick man who needs major mental help...seriously..he will, if he hasn't already kill some innocent before his days are through..and you guys just keep letting him out, like he is going to right his wrongs...I carry a scar over my left eye from's embarrassing too, cause I'm a woman and he never thought twice about smacking me around, body slamming me, or throwing me to the walls and or floors. Open your eyes people...look at his past arrest and prison records...put the violent one away..he's no man...just a scared little boy with a violent temper and a nasty drug habit. He probably has a copy of this post ..thinking he's famous now? joke..he should have got more time.

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Posted by Scarred on 09/10/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Sittin' Down in Old Town

We at one time HAD benches in Old Town. They were removed because the transients took up residence on them. What makes these new seats different? I am able to sleep in a seated position. Nice idea; it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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Posted by ijoyl on 09/10/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Free and Afraid

This must have really boiled Rose Welsh's blood.

Posted by Richard Salzman on 09/01/2015 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The $50 Million Henhouse

It is outrageous that the school district engages in these legally questionable deals and scandalous that the measure was funded by the contractors who benefit from it. Most shocking though is the projects being funded themselves. Teaching walls and student drop off areas should not be priority projects!

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Posted by Davin on 08/30/2015 at 11:15 AM

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