<b>An American Genocide</b>

An American Genocide

Humboldt County's role in the mass slaughter of California Indians wasn't limited to a massacre, vigilantes or even a militia. It was systemic.

(October 27, 2016) On the morning of April 7, 1862, Capt. David B. Akey and a detachment of soldiers from the Second California Cavalry left their camp in the Kneeland-Iaqua area. They...

Read On >

Bye Bye, Bird Count

Thanksgiving tradition ending with longtime organizer John Hewston stepping down

(October 27, 2016) Retired Humboldt State University professor John Hewston heard the birding call early in life. Raised in rural corners of Washington state, a young Hewston was more likely to be looking...

Read On >


For decades, green paint and a leaking roof housed Garberville's heart. In May, it stopped.

(October 20, 2016) Gold Star Mother Esther Underwood lost her son, John Haynes, the first American soldier from the Garberville area to die in World War II. But from her grief —...

Read On >

McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

HSU grad has spent decades doing missionary aid work

(October 20, 2016) Gunshots rang out in the small town of Abalak in northern Niger shortly after nightfall on Oct. 14, leaving two people dead and a 55-year-old McKinleyville man in the...

Read On >

The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Who is profiting off the skilled nursing monopoly, and why it feels 'like we're being extorted'

(October 13, 2016) David Brodsky wanted to know why his mother wasn't eating. "Mom kept telling me, 'I'm hungry,'" Brodsky says. It wasn't easy to take care of his mother, Marie White,...

Read On >


Where have all the city council candidates gone?

(October 13, 2016) When the filing period to run for three open seats on the Blue Lake City Council closed in August, only one candidate had stepped forward. It was, Blue Lake...

Read On >

Props and Measures

A look at a few things at stake on Nov. 8

(October 6, 2016) There's a lot at stake Nov. 8, when voters across the country will take to the polls. That much is obvious. But while Donald and Hillary are capturing all...

Read On >

Appropriate Use

The vicious cycle of underfunded public parks

(October 6, 2016) It's the last long week of summer before school starts. In Highland Park, three small kids – two boys and a girl – race past the slide and swings and...

Read On >

The Last Days of the Budget Motel

David Kushwaha and the cockroaches, desperation and police calls that define his properties

(September 29, 2016) It's a balmy Friday morning, and Ken Booth is sitting on a step outside the Budget Motel. All his worldly possessions are being stacked around him before they are...

Read On >

Forum Fisticuffs in the Fourth

Candidates debate vision, experience in Eureka council race

(September 29, 2016) At their first debate, the two council candidates vying for a seat representing Eureka's 4th Ward made very clear they have something in common: They both love Eureka. That's...

Read On >

Service Call

Eureka's 'effervescent' new councilmember and her Bible-smuggling past

(September 22, 2016) While Heidi Messner stepped away from pursuing an acting career to follow her family's footsteps in the Christian ministry, her early childhood has all the makings of a Hollywood...

Read On >

Profits over People?

Officials scurry to stop skilled nursing closures

(September 22, 2016) State and local officials continue to fight the proposed closure of three local skilled nursing facilities, warning the closures would create a crisis with reverberating impacts throughout the region....

Read On >

Prove Them Wrong

Betty Chinn just keeps moving, carrying an entire community along with her

(September 15, 2016) It's easy to forget that it wasn't always like this for Betty Chinn, that she didn't always have a gleaming building with her name on it or public officials...

Read On >

What Will Happen to Ma and Pa?

Lies, statistics and the human cost of the proposed skilled nursing closures

(September 15, 2016) We decay. It happens slowly — our knuckles swell, our eyes cloud with cataracts, we forget names that we used to speak with love. Or it happens quickly, at...

Read On >

The Battle of Orleans

A rabies outbreak in rural Humboldt County

(September 8, 2016) It was a warm night in early August, and Todd Raffensperger had fallen asleep on the couch watching TV. Raffensperger has no air conditioning and takes medication that makes...

Read On >

Suing Squires

The legal saga of trying to bring Eureka's most notorious landlord into compliance

(September 1, 2016) The apartment complex at 833 H St. in Eureka has seen better days. Nearly a dozen broken windows dot the walls of the two-story building and overgrown shrubs encase...

Read On >


Recent Comments

  • Re: Prove Them Wrong

    • And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been…

    • on October 26, 2016
  • Re: Prove Them Wrong

    • As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions,…

    • on October 26, 2016
  • Re: Prove Them Wrong

    • Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding…

    • on October 26, 2016
  • Re: Prove Them Wrong

    • it is a blessing, indeed. homelessness is like a curse word, don't accept it, don't…

    • on October 25, 2016
  • Re: Unopposed

    • Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

    • on October 22, 2016
  • More »


Facebook | Twitter

© 2016 The North Coast Journal Weekly

Website powered by Foundation