Last Rites

Last Rites

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office's days as an independent agency may be numbered

(September 25, 2014) Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris sounds tired. Usually reliably chipper and upbeat, Parris' voice is worn with exhaustion as he speaks with the Journal on Sept. 17. The topic of...

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Officer Involved

Inside EPD's Protocol

(September 25, 2014) "Shots fired. One down." Those were the four words yelled into a Eureka police radio shortly after midnight on Sept. 18 after a 22-year-old man was shot and lay dying...

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Jaso at the Bat

In a season of big promise, Humboldt's crackerjack catcher takes a bad hop

(September 18, 2014) It's a hot and humid afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia, and Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is getting a rare break from batting practice. The Atlanta Braves are doing some kind...

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'The People's Election'

A retrospective look at the supes' campaign finance proposal

(September 18, 2014) A local professor is fond of saying politics is essentially choosing who gets what, when, where and how. If that's the case, then the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is...

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'The People's Election'

A retrospective look at the supes' campaign finance proposal

(September 18, 2014) A local professor is fond of saying politics is essentially choosing who gets what, when, where and how. If that's the case, then the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is...

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Merv's World

He makes regalia, bangs rock 'n' roll drums, races boats and, now, leads the Six Rivers National Forest

(September 11, 2014) Here's a funny story, Merv George Jr. says, leaning slightly forward in his chair and smiling. It's mid-August, George is just a couple weeks into his new role as the...

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Homeless Museum

(September 11, 2014) Long-overdue repairs on the Carson Block — that massive edifice at the intersection of Third and F streets in Eureka that was once the largest office building north of San...

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Richmond Reflects

HSU's retiring president looks back, and forward, in his own words

(September 4, 2014) Thirteen years ago, Rollin Richmond came to Arcata as Humboldt State University's new president and surveyed a campus in crisis. There were the frayed relations with the city of Arcata...

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The Importance of Why

North Coast schools brace for a new era of education

(August 28, 2014) Raise your hand if you think you can solve an eighth grade math problem. If you came up during the learn-and-burn era of teaching in the 1990s and 2000s in...

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Let it Flow

The Trinity River gets more water

(August 28, 2014) Tribal leaders praised the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's decision, announced Aug. 22, to let more water out of Trinity River reservoir to improve conditions for the fall run of Chinook...

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Campus Couture

On the first day of school at HSU

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Ground Breaking

Lisa Rossbacher takes over as Humboldt State's new president

(August 21, 2014) Lisa Rossbacher hiked all around campus on her first day on the job, July 14, as Humboldt State University's new president, meeting the people who keep the place humming —...

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The Politics of Water

Chesbro's 'no' vote underscores changes coming in January

(August 21, 2014) It was one of those few feel-good moments of unity in Sacramento. After months of wrangling, and with a deadline looming, the Legislature had just combined to vote 114-2 in...

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Busted

Why local governments are broke and coming after your money

(August 14, 2014) Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl hates taxes. So does Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chair Rex Bohn. Strehl's worked on Fortuna's Main Street since he was 15 years old and has...

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Will Not Comply

The sheriff and the grand jury disagree on jail releases

(August 14, 2014) Sheriff Mike Downey says the jail will continue to release inmates during late night and early morning hours, despite a recent recommendation from the Humboldt County grand jury to halt...

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Fire in the Hills

Images from CalFire's battle to contain the Lodge Complex Fire

(August 14, 2014) Usually a popular locale for summer revelers soaking up the music festival scene, Black Oak Ranch north of Laytonville more closely resembles a wartime outpost these days. That's because the...

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  • Re: Officer Involved

    • Grand Jury hearings are SECRET. Coroner's Inquests are PUBLIC. The public deserves transparency, as much…

    • on September 28, 2014
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    • The Chief of Police should ask for a Coroner's Inquest. That way, the people in…

    • on September 28, 2014
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    • "I'll be the first one to say that they put their life on the line…

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