other avenue for Education/Discovery---Natural HistoryMuseum-of interest to kids and adults--in Arcata----
Mr. George sounds like a great man with great values and determination. As a former public servant, it does me good to see him succeed as he has. I wish him well in all of his future efforts.
Good article about a great young man!
Glad it isn't still moving to the balloon tract
"The problem with the news industry is that it feels compelled to report what's new."
This is the sort of loopy prose that I'd expect to see in the letters to the editor in a small town newspaper, but instead we're getting it from the "chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Humboldt State University."
In the rest of the story....
The public subsidized another major polluter on Humboldt Bay, the continuation of a century-old legacy that surrounded our bay in brownfields, the largest inhibitor to local economic growth.
We can expect our county to sign many more "hold-harmless" agreements with future polluters as long as residents remain uninformed of the practice and consequences.
The largest part of increasing government expenditures is public employee health and pension costs.
Anyone hurt at the casinos can't sue. They're soverign. I would think our fighter, Mr. Watts, learned that the hard way. Even with waivers, he should've been provided immediate, ringside, professional medical attention... but the casinos have no liability... blood out of a stone.
I'm sick of the fights, the drinking the gambling. Why do Humboldters have to toss away their money on this crap. Send the casinos packing, just like the Trump gaming palaces in Atlantic City that closed this month. We need to spend our money wisely. This is not entertainment. This is classless, mindless, spending at vacuous casinos.
These dangerous exibitions of over the top violence should be outlawed! We are a half step ahead of a society that looks as though it's preparing to go up in a massive conflagration ala Rome. (that's Rome the city state not the pundit) Such foolishness is not only bad for the participants but for our society as a whole!
This one kind of threw me for a loop. I agree with your message that newspapers and media in general swamp us with bad news. It's like a pack of dogs during dinner time, they go to where the easy meal is. The easy stuff tends to be the bad stuff. The dogs devour that stuff as gluttonously as the rest of us do. But you are so right. We are safe for the most part. Now that news is worldwide and updated by the minute, it's easy to get lost in it all, to lose your grip on reality if you follow it too closely. For that reason a good journalist should take his time and breath a situation in before he reports on it. And as for the rest of us, we should do the same. It's too easy to go with the pack. We should take the time to chew our daily dosage of news before we swallow it.
Marcy, I hear you, but if newspapers ran their main headline with "Nothing Bad Happened Today," no one would read them.
How simple minded we must be to allow our elected officials to create a medical plan that is "good enough for the american citizen!" Yet they refuse to be part of it and have their own plan. Enough is enough! It should be a mandate that they participate and allow no other palns. Also there should be no pension or benefits granted to any elected official after they are out of office. This was supposed to be a "public service" not a career field.
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Sep 11, 2014
vol XXV issue 37
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