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Photographs by León Villagómez

(July 23, 2015) It began with an all-nighter about 10 weeks ago. Local photographer Leon Villagomez sat in front of a computer monitor in his Arcata home, processing photos as the sounds of...

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Three Heads for Every Bed

Eureka tells marsh homeless to move on, but where?

(July 23, 2015) Terrie Smith and Steve Tyson have moved seven times in the last three months: down the abandoned Northwestern Pacific railroad line to unincorporated territory, across the tracks and then...

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Power and Control

Long before he donned a police uniform, Kevin Harralson had a history of domestic violence allegations. Why did Rio Dell give him a badge and a gun?

(July 16, 2015) Rio Dell police officer Kevin Harralson had a history of domestic violence allegations years before he allegedly punched his girlfriend twice and ordered her out of his home at gunpoint...

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The Numbers are Out and the Jury is In

Hard facts on the scope of Humboldt's homelessness problem and the obstacles to solving it

(July 16, 2015) The average homeless person in Humboldt County is male. He is white, between 35 and 45 years of age. He lives in Eureka and sleeps unsheltered, probably in a tent...

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The Shut Out

Why have Humboldt County's skilled nursing facilities stopped accepting patients

(July 9, 2015) Geoff Spenceley speaks with a warm, resonant accent, a remnant of his youth in England. The 93-year-old veteran of World War II has lived in Humboldt County for a quarter...

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Burger Quest

Searching for the Holy Grill

(July 2, 2015) Ask somebody where to get a good burger in Humboldt and you'll likely get his or her opinion on a place that used to be good but went downhill, a...

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Crossing Little River

The Hammond Trail gets a boost but questions remain

(July 2, 2015) A one-mile extension of the Hammond Trail's north end took a key step forward recently, but a lack of funding and debate about who would maintain the new trail is...

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Robert Durst's Ghost

Piecing together an accused killer turned national media sensation's time in Humboldt

(June 25, 2015) On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, shuttle driver Ross Vitalie, the owner of Door to Door Airporter, Inc., in Eureka, picked up his fare — a slight figure in his early...

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Move Over PG&E?

Community choice aggregation could be electrical balancing act

(June 25, 2015) There's no omnipotent god of electricity, even in Pacific Gas & Electric territory. Ask your off-the-grid friends. But, the rest of us now tethered to the two- or three-pronged outlet...

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Making It

Humboldt Made is finding itself and growing up fast

(June 18, 2015) What does Humboldt Made mean to you? You've likely seen the logo on grocery store displays and the soft focus videos produced several years ago celebrating the county's vistas and...

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Discipline Disparities

Eureka City Schools releases final assessment in ACLU lawsuit

(June 18, 2015) The Eureka City School District has released a comprehensive report detailing actions it will take to address allegations of discriminatory practices against minority students. In January, the district settled a...

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A 'Good' Year

Officials predict a busy fire season. What does this mean for the men and women who make their money from the flames?

(June 11, 2015) Speculation is stock-in-trade during fire season. Rumors don't spread, exactly, but grow apace with the high grass watered by late spring rains. The state of the season is monitored with...

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Eyes on Woodley Island

The harbor district contends for waterfront heavyweight

(June 11, 2015) As Eureka continues to re-envision its waterfront, making incremental improvements, a power player is emerging: The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District. An often quiet elected body, the district...

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'Innocent People Don't Want Attorneys'

Detectives spent years hunting leads, witnesses and suspects in a SoHum slaying, but they may have crossed the line and jeopardized their case

(June 4, 2015) Shortly after noon on Sept. 10, 2008, a San Francisco man named Reetpaul Singh Rana made one of his last phone calls. A marijuana broker by trade, Rana regularly made...

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Trinidad Fish Festival Evolves to Keep from Floundering

(June 4, 2015) Name a seafood-themed festival on Father's Day weekend whose popularity has stretched the boundaries of its small-town infrastructure. Nope, not the one you're thinking of. Last year's Trinidad Fish Festival...

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'The Future is Ours'

Three Humboldt high school seniors you need to know

(May 28, 2015) In the coming weeks, hundreds of Humboldt County high school students will take their diplomas and cross the thresholds toward the rest of their lives. Some will head off to...

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