A Better Life

A Better Life

Providers coordinate to stop the cycle of excessive emergency room use

(November 20, 2014) The seizures started in the spring of 2013, right after Linda Cosey had two surgeries to remove a tumor from her spine and then rebuild her neck. They continued for...

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Eureka, Meet Your Captains

Police promotions aimed at access and accountability

(November 20, 2014) Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills' plans for overhauling the department, and the way it polices, will largely rest on the shoulders of two officers: Stephen Watson and Brian Stephens, two...

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Voter Turnaway

(November 20, 2014) Elections ignite two passions in Americans: the desire to predict the winners and the need to fret about low voter turnout. The two are connected. The easiest prediction to make...

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(November 13, 2014) The amazing, blazing El Pulpo Mecanico is taking the world by storm. An animated, two-story-tall, fire-spewing mechanical octopus, the sculpture has become perhaps the most famous work by Humboldt County's...

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Election Wrap Up

It's not over in Eureka, and Fortuna doesn't like taxes

(November 13, 2014) Surrounded by supporters in the backroom of the Sea Grill after the first ballot tallies were released on election night, incumbent Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman said he was "guardedly...

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Sewing a Shroud

One doctor's effort to expand end-of-life care on the North Coast and beyond

(November 6, 2014) On a recent bright but cloudy afternoon, Pamela Lyall sat upright in her bed overlooking a small pond and garden as cats meandered in and out of the room. She...

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Fit to serve?

Poaching conviction raises questions about harbor commissioner

(November 6, 2014) The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has a poacher on its board of commissioners. Commissioner Aaron Newman, on the eve of trial, recently entered into a plea agreement...

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It's time for an Opportunity Village

(November 6, 2014) Before dawn one foggy, raw morning almost two years ago, I walked down a narrow lane off Second Street to the Eureka Rescue Mission's outdoor area. I started asking some...

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Albert and the Baskets

The Clarke gains a collection that reveals a tradition saved

(October 30, 2014) The women in her family made baskets — Yurok, Karuk and Hupa women who, since time immemorial, went into the woods and hills to gather sticks and bark, lily stems...

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Amid the death rattles of one of America's last company towns, local historian Jerry Rohde looks back. An excerpt from Both Sides of the Bluff History of Humboldt County Places

(October 23, 2014) Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from local historian Jerry Rohde's recently released book, Both Sides of the Bluff: History of Humboldt County Places. An extensively researched chronicle more...

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Viacom Zaps Suddenlink

The Humboldt television ripple

(October 23, 2014) If you are a Suddenlink cable subscriber, on Oct. 1 you lost your MTV and can't get your news from the Daily Show's Jon Stewart anymore. Instead you've now got Oprah...

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Do bankruptcy filings tell us anything about Eureka's Ward 3 candidates?

(October 23, 2014) A local blogger cast the first stone, reporting that Kim Bergel, a candidate to represent Eureka's Ward 3 on the city council, filed for bankruptcy a couple of years ago....

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Would a 33 percent minimum wage raise mean business boom or doom?

(October 16, 2014) Zack Thiesen has worked minimum wage jobs since he was a teenager. The thin 29 year old, with large sideburns and dark hair tucked behind his ears, says he's installed...

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Arcata's smoking ban do-over

(October 16, 2014) Barry Lee's dental office, on the southwest corner at J and 10th streets in Arcata, is a tranquil converted home, its bright green lawn sunken below the sidewalk and speckled...

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Stand Down

Portraits of veterans

(October 9, 2014) To "stand down" in combat is to take a recuperative break from the action. Events such as the North Coast Stand Down, held Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at the...

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Questions swirl in wake of EPD shooting

(October 9, 2014) It's been more than three weeks since police shot and killed 22-year-old Thomas "Tommy" McClain on the front lawn of his Eureka home and the questions keep coming: What was...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Eureka, Meet Your Captains

    • Despite 5(?) citizens deaths at the hands of law enforcement in as many years, and…

    • on November 20, 2014
  • Re: Voter Turnaway

    • Isn't it interesting people avid the very elections where their personal votes matter the most…

    • on November 20, 2014

    • Duane Flatmo has contributed much to our community, but this project, (and the fire-breathing dragon),…

    • on November 16, 2014
  • Re: Sewing a Shroud

    • I lost the BEST FRIEND I EVER had in this world just over a year…

    • on November 15, 2014
  • Re: Election Wrap Up

    • "Some might find it interesting, however, that in 2010 Newman took 45.97 percent of the…

    • on November 14, 2014
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