Teens These Days

A teacher's dispatch from Fortuna High School

(December 1, 2016) In 1982, I was in my second week speaking from the intimidating side of the podium at Fortuna High School when an unknown high school senior named Barry Mendenhall —...

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The Week in Weed

Bye, Bye Baggie

Some weed companies are canning cannabis

(December 1, 2016) Forget those dime bags, film canisters and jelly jars: The future of nug storage might look more like cat food. Two companies – one in Colorado and another here in...

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Stop It

(November 24, 2016) Stop. I am begging you, just stop. Stop posting pictures of yourself where you've held the camera so you look like a cubist painting instead of your true chubby self....

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Gateway, Drugs

Humboldt's One Log House site might get a classy, cannabis-friendly reboot

(November 17, 2016) Welp, that happened. California finally legalized recreational marijuana, and, paraphrasing the great hive-mind joke machine that is social media, not a minute too soon! It's a tired joke, because a)...

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Didn't See That Coming

(November 10, 2016) I finished what I thought would be the final draft of this column early Tuesday since we go to press overnight and hit the streets Wednesday. Then I sat back...

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Art and protest

(November 24, 2016) This weekend the story about Vice President-elect Mike Pence getting booed by the audience and lectured by the cast at Hamilton, as well as President-elect Trump's tweet-fit over it, dominated...

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Media Maven

Smarten Up

(November 17, 2016) Last week, half the nation elected a man who doesn't read over the smartest candidate who has ever run for office. That it shocked me shocks me. Why the hell...

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Original Voices

Resilience and the Response to American Genocide

(November 10, 2016) In 1867 my great-great grandmother Susie Jack survived a series of massacres that occurred among her Achumawi people in her homeland in a valley located in northeastern California, in what...

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Vote Smart, and Humane

(September 8, 2016) Sadly, we've become a nation of us and them, of who's better and who's worse — a nation of frightened and judgmental beings. We can judge others but others have...

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Let's Talk About It: Bridging the Divide

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need...

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45 for 45

(December 1, 2016) Editor's note: In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, we invited readers to pen letters of 45 words or less to Donald J. Trump, the nation's 45th president. Here...

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Election Fallout

(December 1, 2016) Editor: To answer Harry Wells (Mailbox, Nov. 17): Maybe you're confused. There's only one Jesus and one Savior and He never came to be a political leader. Yes, He sets...

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Sickened by Fiction

(December 1, 2016) Editor: I am sickened by the story "Mexican Revelations" ("Flash Fiction 2016," Nov. 24) and the part about "with a cock tight in his ass he lost his virginity." Was...

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Yay, Eureka!

(December 1, 2016) Editor: Thank you for your informative interview with Miles Slattery ("The Blight Fight," Nov. 24) concerning Eureka parks and public spaces. Properly designed and maintained parks, trails and public use...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Teens These Days

    • Thank you Mr.Kausen for this great read. Thank you for your years of teaching! Thank…

    • on December 2, 2016
  • Re: Teens These Days

    • How rare it is to read anything by a local educator, a strange reality considering…

    • on December 2, 2016
  • Re: Teens These Days

    • Nailed it. Thank you.

    • on December 2, 2016
  • Re: Sickened by Fiction

    • Wow, Joe! Thanks. I had missed that article completely. Searched it out to read just…

    • on December 1, 2016
  • Re: 45 for 45

    • Great article, I wrote a similar one on my blog at http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/

    • on December 1, 2016
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