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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: “Big Turnout for Tiny Homes

Unfortunately, only a minority of the homeless have $$ for a semi-permanent house of any size. The only proven solution is a tiny independent apartment as long as needed at no cost.

Utah discovered that this pays for itself from the savings in public emergency services.

Homelessness is the county's legal responsibility.

If local residents want the indigent to achieve the dignity required to be reintegrated, they will have to elect an entirely new board of supervisors capable of thinking beyond their ideological prejudices.

The current "developer board" is laser-focused on property rights.

Posted by Marc Costello on 10/02/2015 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Impact of Shaded Parcels Settlement Remains Shaded

They haven't had the staff or budget to get this done for decades and now they have 60 days?

File this with the other reports on the huge benefits for the development industry to spend whatever it takes to control county government, regardless of shrinking municipal budgets, collapsing infrastructure, water shortages, affordable housing shortages, closing schools, etc, it's full-steam ahead for the 3rd housing bubble in just one generation!

It would require a team of one dozen full-time employees a year, using Google Earth, to locate far more than the "600 remaining properties of uncertain status". There are probably thousands more that are readily identifiable from their tell-tale structures that also lack documentation.

It's SoCal redux, corrupt to the core, having their cake and eating it too.

It's up to nature now and her bat is swinging faster than the scientists estimated.

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Posted by Marc Costello on 10/02/2015 at 12:07 AM

Re: “DA: No Charges in CHP Shooting of Hoopa Boy Last Year

As of today, it took 9-10 months for the DA to finally respond...??? when other cases nationally, would only take 2-4... Where is the family's answers to their questions??? Is the state and county really that damn crooked?!?! SHAME... blessings.

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Posted by Los Mikyo on 10/01/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Big Turnout for Tiny Homes

My partner and I were thrilled to attend this event and to have the opportunity to contribute by bidding on and acquiring the "Wee" tiny home. We are grateful to Nezzie Wade, her neighbor and her 'team' who assisted in delivering the shed to our home. Homelessness is not impossible to solve, but it takes the efforts of groups such as AHHA to imagine and execute practical solutions.

Posted by Mara Galvez on 09/30/2015 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Hoopa PD No More

The Hoopa PD will probably continue enforcing civil laws such as timber trespass, fishing, environmental enforcement and others set forth under Hoopa Tribal Codes. They will have domestic violence jurisdiction and if successful, will have Federal Police deputization. So to say the police department will be no more is wrong.

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Posted by Robert Ulibarri on 09/29/2015 at 5:02 PM

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: “UPDATE: Body Found in Arcata's Redwood Park Identified

I knew her :'( R.I.P Sarah

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Posted by Jayde Krowe on 09/23/2015 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Homeless in Humboldt Update: Death, Drones and Rallies

Cash is king, cash is to be spent on drugs only, eat from a garbage can, sleep in the doorways, have kids they can play with sticks. as long as YOU marks MAKE YOURSELFS feel good by giving cash to the beggars on corners they will never seek help, For them it feels so good to be stoned before anything else kids, family, health. Sure mental issues are involved. If you MARKS had a relative robbed and beaten to death in a homeless camp or die liver , heart , lungs failure to drug abuse you would stop giving cash. Shame on Reagan for closing the mental hospitals, shame on us for building more jails instead of mental facilities. DAMIT QUIT KILLING THEASE PEOPLE BY GIVING THEM CASH, THEY WILL DIE SLOW HORRENDOUS DEATHS it make take 5 to 10 years and 100 of thousands of dollars in medical expenses but they will all die as long as you people give them cash for drugs. ( I wish there was an ordinance that you can not give cash from a car unless is not stopped and legally parked) - if you watch long enough you will see all they have to do is stand there and people will give them cash , they don't even have to leave the corner, their drug pusher will cycle by to see if they have enough cash for the next high, If they don't have enough cash he might bring a puppy by so the can increase your gilt , so YOU can give cash to make YOURSELF feel better poor starving dog remember cash is king.

Posted by gus on 09/23/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Multiple Agencies Push Homeless Campers to a "Safer" Place

I studied Chemical addictions in the 1990's as a result of my husband dying and my own life addictions and family members alcoholism, etc. I was particularly interested in the history of addiction to Methamphetamine and Heroin and also the criminalization of Cannabis. What I found out changed my whole approach to poor people and the plight of the addict. Since WW2 and especially Vietnam the use of drugs has exploded because there are more drugs in the country. Why is that you ask? Because our government has gone into all the world and gained control of these chemicals and uses the Black Market to fund it's secret missions. The addict is just a cog in the wheel of the machine that means to control the whole world. Ask yourself why the War on Drugs has not eradicated drugs from our streets. Study the phenomenon and then quit treating poor people like dirt! Poverty and addiction is a red light blinking on and off at us everyday telling us to stop what WE as a country are doing to our own people. Punishing addicts for being addicted is like punishing a child for not being grown's counter productive. Housing First! has proven that when an addict is placed in housing with a worker that comes by and helps them pay their bills and keep nourishing food in the place will after 1 year most likely than not be healthier and drug free or at least using less. Get an education folks and quit being so mean! Another note to this whole subject of homelessness; most if not all have been severely abused in one form or another. They need compassion, NOT you further abusing them!!!

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Posted by Kathy Anderson on 09/23/2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Logger Legalities

The complainants need to calm down. They should have been around when Walt's, the Logger and Mad River Rose were operating at the same time. Blue Lake was hopping!

Posted by Gbig on 09/22/2015 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Homeless in Humboldt Update: Death, Drones and Rallies

With the police chief and city council member decrying the bigoted and demeaning title "Devil's Playground", all that's left is for the media to follow suit.


While you're at it, homeless people are not "camping". They don't have a house! Stop misusing the English language to heap more violations and stigma onto the destitute.

The "unbelievable crime" in Eureka is hardly limited to the homeless. Eureka, and Humboldt County, lead the state in an array of record-high statistics in property crime, murder, child abuse, suicide, police shootings, domestic violence, psychotropic prescriptions, infant mortality, overdose fatalities, the lack of affordable housing and mental health services, among numerous human services failures.

Please do this community a huge favor and start reporting the approximate dollar costs of this failure: homeless sweeps, citations, arrests, courts, attorneys, and the other related costs of avoidable emergency services; Emergency room, incarceration, mental health and drug rehabilitation admissions for the homeless. (Don't worry about the ancillary costs of lost productivity, and the needless human suffering from treatable illnesses, loss of dignity and the traumatic mental impacts, especially on youths. Too many people around here are unaccustomed to having empathy for the poor).

How, exactly, is the public supposed to believe local law enforcement, our health and human service providers, or elected official's, repeatedly telling us we can't afford to provide modest housing when no one has a clue what the current practices are costing us?

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Posted by Marc Costello on 09/21/2015 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Homeless in Humboldt Update: Death, Drones and Rallies

I don't blame you for not wanting to go to the Palco/Bayshore area! Have you asked CWS or Betty Chinn for help? Your child is lucky you're doing your best to keep safe, and that's what they are there for! Maybe you could let us know how it goes if you do/did ask for help? Sending my best wishes that you and yours find a way to thrive in what for many is a wonderful community!

Posted by Gina Walker on 09/21/2015 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Homeless in Humboldt Update: Death, Drones and Rallies

Ok I get it I do but putting everyone down in the same exact spot is not the answer seriously some of us have children with us n are by no means are we the problems but yet I'm told I have to move my child down by all the fighting violence n heroine use forget that I'd rather go to jail than move from a spot that I know is needle free and drama free

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Posted by playgroundresident1 on 09/21/2015 at 7:11 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

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