Confirmation Bias

(February 16, 2017) Editor: In his letter ("Mailbox," Feb. 9), Rick Brennan credits Sen. Jeff Sessions with saying that two-thirds of the people convicted of terror attacks since 2001 were immigrants? Clearly, that's...

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The Week in Weed

Gubernatorial Advice

(February 16, 2017) Fresh off a report that legal recreational marijuana sales reached $1.3 billion in his state last year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped by Sacramento to advise California lawmakers on...

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Weed and Prejudice

Airing out the Van Duzer

(February 9, 2017) It is a truth universally acknowledged that a musical group visiting Humboldt County must be in want of getting very, very high. Who hasn't been to a show here where...

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Market Forces

(February 2, 2017) Forbes just released its retrospective on 2016 in the cannabis market and, if you've got resin on your fingers and dirt under your nails, the news isn't good. America's preeminent...

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Reawakening, Part II

(February 2, 2017) "You weren't really a fan of Lyndon Johnson, were you?" a friend asked me suspiciously after the Jan. 19 column I wrote on my least favorite, post World War...

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Roll the Tapes. All of Them.

(February 16, 2017) It really shouldn't be this hard. This week's cover story examining the prosecution of Adam Laird is the culmination of years of work. But that's not to say the...

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Media Maven


(January 26, 2017) I'd be powerless against the force of Kellyann Conway, the Trump spokesperson who turns provable falsehoods into "alternative facts." I'll believe anything someone tells me, as long as it is...

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'My Hope'

What one local Republican wants from a Trump presidency

(January 26, 2017) The 2016 presidential race was remarkable for many reasons, but what stood out to me was the level of flat-out lies thrown back and forth and how the media failed...

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Horses Heal Humans

(February 16, 2017) Editor: Many of us have witnessed firsthand the incredible value that horses have added to the lives of humans ("Wild," Feb. 2). Without doubt, horses have contributed more to the...

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'Go Fly a Kite'

(February 16, 2017) Editor: "Was Humboldt County's public defender hiring slanted toward the prosecution?" reads your recent article (Feb. 9). Of course, is my answer. Government employees have no oversight. This is...

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Foresight and Part Timers

(February 9, 2017) Editor: First, Uri Driscol says that "... planning on horizons 50 to 100 years in advance is unprecedented" ("Humboldt Harbor: The Heart of our Community," Jan 19). What? Businesses used to...

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Make America Safe Again

(February 9, 2017) Editor: So diversity or security? Please pay attention to the refugee crisis in Europe. Terrorists using trucks to "mow down people like grass" per terrorist instructions. A Turkish "security" guard...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Gubernatorial Advice

    • "Just cause that smoke makes you happy, and dumb, doesnt mean its good for you"…

    • on February 17, 2017
  • Re: 'Go Fly a Kite'

    • I'm wondering who Joshua Kinch voted for? Gary Johnson?

    • on February 16, 2017
  • Re: Make America Safe Again

    • Rick Brennan, did you read somewhere that there was an estimate of .01 percent of…

    • on February 11, 2017
  • Re: Weed and Prejudice

    • The balcony was plenty smoky. I smoke weed, but prefer to do it outside (even…

    • on February 9, 2017
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