A Little Thank You

(January 12, 2017) Editor: Thank you so much to the people who put up Little Free Libraries and manage them for the community. And thank you Linda Stansberry for your post and article...

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The Week in Weed

Cloudy Sessions

(January 12, 2017) Humboldt County marijuana growers hoping a typo would grant them a reprieve from paying the twice-yearly excise tax overwhelmingly passed by voters in November are going to be disappointed. When...

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So You Want to Start/Stop Smoking Weed

(January 5, 2017) So You Want to Start Smoking Weed Kids, put this down. Your brains don't finish developing until you're 24, and while statistically you're probably going to start getting high long...

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All the Fake News You Can Smoke

Making headlines (and resolutions) last in the new year

(December 29, 2016) As babies born at the beginning of the millennium prepare to take their driving tests, the rest of us, collectively feeling our age and lack of accomplishments, might be crafting...

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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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Dear Shlomo,

(December 22, 2016) I realize you might be a feeling a bit picked on at the moment, seeing our second cover story about your Humboldt County holdings in the last three months....

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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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Last Chance

(January 5, 2017) Back in November a dear friend and I took our annual trip to Ashland, Oregon, to enjoy the fall leaves in Lithia Park. I love most of the drive, first...

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Weights and Measures

(January 12, 2017) Editor: I enjoyed Barry Evans' latest Field Notes ("Crash Blossoms," Jan. 5). Following the logic of his "ambiguous" solution to the coin weighing problem, you could go one better and...

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'Bureaucratic Batbrains'

(January 12, 2017) Editor: Taxes seem to be the topic of the day, so folks may want to know that Measure S was, uh, engrossed by the same folks who smoked the marijuana...

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(January 12, 2017) Editor: There are many messages in Peri Escardi's wonderful article ("How to Run," Jan. 5). But the one I responded to most was the implicit connection between running and the...

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Needed: A 'county home'

(January 5, 2017) Editor: Thank you NCJ for revealing Shlomo Rechnitz's chicanery (Dec. 22). We needed to understand how these poor facilities could be manipulated to bring him unconscionable wealth. Thank you Partnership...

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