It's a shame that this project didn't go forward. We'd be far better off to invite large scale green energy projects into our community in order to improve our economy, to help provide clean energy to ourselves and to other communities, and to help draw other companies here, too.
Here's to raining on the 4/20 parade. The police did a public service in closing down the park to tell 4/20 folks that the smoke had to go. Arcata is far too tolerant of marijuana, illegal and unsafe grow houses, homeless camping on public property. Arcata is not benefitting much from any of this nonsense. And, yes, I know that the city rakes in tax dollars from the dispensaries. The question is if there isn't a better way to balance the books, and to be frank, the city's future depends on more progressive economic thinking than relying on pot
Abatistas of the world, unite!
This was a nice recovery for the Journal after the low point with the hanging girl article and the beer me jesus piece. Good work, Heidi!
The cover is deeply disturbing, and frankly, it's very poor editorial judgment to put such an image on the cover. The editorial team should know better than put something out like this in the community. In terms of a grade for the week, you folks at the NCJ earn an F.
I found this piece to be odd for the NCJ, which usually prides itself on good journalism. This piece, however, struck me as flawed. 1) The author is an atheist--and that becomes a focus of the piece. Why? Why not just write a piece on a local church and the work its doing, the people its serving, and its beliefs. Instead, it seems like it borders on satire about Catalyst, particularly the "Beer Me, Jesus" title. 2) The piece gets sidetracked in the section on the conservative church, which seems utterly unrelated to Catalyst. 3) The piece winds up being a larger social discussion about gays, which although interesting, winds up diverting from the topic at hand. Overall, it seemed to be one of the weakest NCJ pieces I've read.
And what did the Board of Trustees do in response to this letter? Nothing. They didn't even both to investigate whether these claims had any validity or not.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
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