On the Border

(April 30, 2015) Editor: Your article on the Hispanic community of Humboldt County ("Preparados," April 9) was very timely and intelligent. These people deserve a chance to integrate into our society and contribute...

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The Week in Weed

Stoned Willie

(April 30, 2015) Pot's on a lot of minds in Sacramento these days. Our own state senator, Mike McGuire, announced on 4/20 that his proposed medical marijuana bill received the unanimous approval of...

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Party On

(April 23, 2015) This is lame," murmured one of Arcata's few hardcore stoners around 4:23 p.m. A couple of young men had stepped off the concrete slab at Redwood Park, the small piece...

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Baked in Arcata

(April 16, 2015) Arcata and pot. Are they, or aren't they? In 2014, the city started collecting a tax for high electricity use, a move clearly targeting residential grow houses. The council's relationship...

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The Voice

(March 19, 2015) I usually don't notice Journal bylines at first. Once I'm a sentence or two in, I can often tell who wrote it — especially if it was Heidi Walters. We...

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Media Maven

Cameras, the Pope and the Constitution

(April 30, 2015) A friend posted a picture on Facebook of a bear pooping in the woods with this message: "Now we know the Pope is Catholic." Bears poop in the woods, but...

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Buhne Tribune

Nerfing the World

(April 2, 2015) If you subscribe to the notion that Eureka is too gosh darn dangerous these days, you may now don your helmet, elbow pads and SPF 55 sunscreen and rejoice. The...

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All Aboard the Fun Bus

(March 5, 2015) When you think about it, transit buses and public restrooms have a lot in common. Both are uncomfortable and both are stalwart offenders of one's olfactory glands. Utilized — as...

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No Jojo Left Behind

(February 5, 2015) If you logged onto your Google Machine anytime during the past two weeks, chances are you witnessed the debut viral video of a floppy-haired Arcatan by the name of Jojo...

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Bomb Throwers and Bridge Builders

What the Founders would say about gridlock

(February 5, 2015) Toward the end of his recent State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama grew reflective about the disillusionment with national politics which permeates Washington as well as the country....

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Five Things To Know

Before All Hope For the Planet Is LostThose of us who adhere to science and facts need to speak more loudly and more often.

(April 16, 2015) 1 Support change at the top. Support those who prioritize the environment: legislators who put forth bills to reduce waste and enforce clean water regulations; elected officials who serve the...

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Before You Ditch Your Job to Follow Your Dream

(March 26, 2015) 1You need to eat. Seriously. Being able to buy groceries and pay your bills and take the occasional trip to the city is its own kind of bliss. Don't underestimate...

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Before Buying Your First Sex Toy(s)

(February 12, 2015) 1 Don't wait until you win your local Planned Parenthood's Sexytime Trivia contest (next one is Feb. 20) and, as a prize, receive a goodie bag with oh-my-would-you-look-at-that to discover...

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Do No Harm

(April 30, 2015) Editor: Alienation and desperation are the roots of the anti-social behavior we would like to see improve among homeless ("Mailbox," April 23). An alienated person is constantly confronted by a...

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Paul of the Wild

(April 23, 2015) Editor: Just when I'd thought I'd lost almost all (if not some) hope in humanity and its role it should be playing on this planet, a superhero appears. Thank you,...

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Grass Again

(April 23, 2015) Editor: At first I laughed at the cartoon showing our supervisors with a beach grass hairdo ("Mailbox," April 16). Then I recalled when Heidi Walters did such a good job...

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Time to Re-Humanize

(April 23, 2015) Editor: I appreciate the heartfelt insight of Joshua Kinch's letter of April 16 ("And Another Thing..."). In Humboldt County, we have a homeless population larger than the size of many...

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