However, I hold the media greatly responsible.
The infrequency of articles like this one eclipse the issue. When's the last time you read an interview of ANY ONE of the thousands of Americans being foreclosed and bankrupted by illness every day?
NOTHING can compete with the tyranny of today's unparalleled media propaganda of "plenty for the deserving".
When every family and community newspaper in America became personally impacted by another kid killed in Vietnam...THEN things began to change.
However, the collective-guilt of countless struggling families having to dump the grandparents only contributes to the censorship.
No other business I know of has as much literature, documentaries, and economic research proving Walmart's harm to rural economies.
However, research, facts, and the sad reality, is trumped by a profound stretch of the word "freedom".
The same poor folks who benefit from "low prices" are seeing fundamental public services collapse under increasing demand from part-time, low-wage big boxes that manufacture more poverty.
As long as we're "free" to dig our economic hole deeper, there will always be ideologues willing to shovel.
And still...the police shootings ended, and they began responding in the West Side without the "attitude".
How Eurekans can tolerate Tyson's $100,000 settlement for mismanaging a harassment complaint, $300,000 for a botched investigation, $166,000 for a capricious firing, and $100,000 a year to their Chamber of Commerce, while their schools are closing, infrastructure crumbling, no street sweeper for a year, dangerous streets to walk or drive...is beyond bizarre.
Where's the "community media's" outrage? Since they are mere bystanders, whoever can complain the loudest gets initial coverage before it vanishes.
No investigative reporting, to insistent questioning, no outrage...no community media...
You might as well anoint Rex Bohn king over this fiefdom.
Thanks to our dysfunctional media, few citizens will understand or care about these two well-written warnings.
Now, if only the NCJ will connect the dots around election time between our lack of affordable housing and the development community-backed candidates that usually win.
Clearly, we need a "concerned citizens" group to sue the CCC over this decision.
They're going to build homes that will last well into the period of dramatic rising tides. The homes will be priced accordingly, everyone's happy...
This project's contribution to Eureka's record high traffic fatality and injury rates were grounds enough to cancel it.
900 homes means 4,000 additional daily vehicle trips on the Samoa bridge into Eureka.
"A simple little roadway expansion" costing $10-20 million???
The state's courting bankruptcy and that money should be spent reducing the record deaths and injuries taking place on Hwy 101 in Eureka.
The more we improve Eureka's quality of life, the higher paying industries we can attract.
Location, location, location....
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vol XXIV issue 49
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