Farm to Flame

Arcata's new cannabis tracking system has some seeing tracers

(August 18, 2016) California's Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulates marijuana plants more like painkillers than agriculture, requiring every plant in the state to have a unique identification number tagged to it....

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The Week in Weed

Growing Pains

(August 18, 2016) The backlash came fast and fierce. "Get ready for some hate mail," warned one Facebook commenter about 30 minutes after the post went live. Within hours, the boycott calls began....

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Cannabis reducto ad absurdum

(August 4, 2016) Damn, but we love our views. We love them so much that, back in 2011, some of us successfully levied this love into stopping the big baddies at Shell Energy...

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Insert Sensationalist Weed-related Headline Here

(July 28, 2016) The longer I work in media, the more tempted I am to write a guide for the general public on how media works. And, given that I've only worked...

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Maybe Next Year

(July 14, 2016) I think we can all agree that last week was a particularly bad week for news. I wasn't in Dallas, but I was in Texas — in Austin at the...

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A Small Win for Transparency

(July 28, 2016) The Journal got somewhat of a win last week, when an appellate court upheld a Humboldt County judge's order to release a Eureka police video depicting the arrest of a...

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Media Maven

Make Them Care

(June 30, 2016) With all the craziness happening around the country and globe, I find I don't focus on what goes on in my own geographic world. But one recent story popped out:...

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Original Voices

In Remembrance

(May 26, 2016) I grew up around many veterans among my mother's Yurok people and my father's Maidu and Achumawi people from northeastern California. I've had the privilege to speak with several veterans...

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'Long Shattered'

(August 18, 2016) Editor: Well written article Ms. Stansberry ("The Death of Jeannie Newstrom," Aug. 4). I licensed and monitored Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly in Humboldt County for Community Care Licensing...

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Not Wasting all that Sun

(August 18, 2016) Editor: Yes, Charlie, as news director, I remember interviewing you about off-grid solar power (Mailbox, Aug. 11). I only wish that YOU remembered that not only am I off grid...

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Fallen Giants

(August 11, 2016) Editor: Timber companies hated Tim McKay because he took offense to the widescale mowing down of the forests and the collateral damage visited upon wildlife habitat, water quality and...

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Wasting All that Sun

(August 11, 2016) Editor: In the article "The Tax Man Cometh" (July 28), Supervisor Estelle Fennell explained the noise of her generator by saying she likes to watch TV. Estelle, you worked...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Growing Pains

    • Consider alcohol regulations, which require public notices on storefronts and additional notice to neighbors for…

    • on August 18, 2016
  • Re: Our Sound of Silence

    • Nice analysis ! BTW if others have been needing a a form , my family…

    • on August 17, 2016
  • Re: True Ward? I'll Pass

    • Unless you bother to ask yourself who benefits from a candidate needing tens of thousands…

    • on August 12, 2016
  • Re: Wasting All that Sun

    • Good call Charles Hunter Wilson! Seems like Estelle may suffer from a deficiency in Vitamin…

    • on August 11, 2016
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    • Love Laura and her sense of humor. Sometimes humor is the path. We all just…

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