Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor

The Harbor District has entered new waters in recent years, but some say it's drifted off course

(October 1, 2015) There's no question Humboldt Bay is one of our most crucial resources. But depending on whom you ask, you'll get a different reason as to why. Maybe it's those...

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Once scattered, stolen and hocked, a native collection returns home

(October 1, 2015) This is the story of a tribe, a man, a garage sale and a collection of artifacts. It's the story of a reunion that almost wasn't. It begins and ends...

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Can Humboldt County Solve Addiction?

Where our resources lift addicts up, and where they let them down

(September 24, 2015) Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at addiction on the North Coast. The first installment ("What's Killing Us?" Sept. 10) analyzed the theories of...

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Murky Waters

The cause and effect of the Yurok Tribe's withdrawal from the Klamath Agreements remain unclear

(September 24, 2015) The Yurok Tribe has remained silent since announcing on Sept. 15 that it is withdrawing its support for the historic Klamath Agreements, a hard fought compromise reached five years ago...

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Humboldt Then and Now

(September 17, 2015) The Journal's editorial department has spent a lot of time recently flipping through a quarter-century's worth of news coverage of the people, politics and art of Humboldt County. We...

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Eureka Stinks

But not for long

(September 17, 2015) Ah, summer days in Old Town Eureka. Just a hint of heat from the sun, the bay calmly lapping at the waterfront, the seagulls drifting overhead. And. That. Stench. If...

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What's Killing Us?

It's no secret Humboldt County has a drug and alcohol problem. But what is addiction and what's causing it?

(September 10, 2015) Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series looking at addiction on the North Coast. While this story analyzes theories of addiction and its causes, the second...

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Sittin' Down in Old Town

New parks will let you occupy the streets of Eureka

(September 10, 2015) Soon you'll be able to park it right in front of Ramone's in Old Town and enjoy a glass of wine. Not in your car, but in an outdoor...

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Humboldt has one of the highest vehicle fatality rates in the country. Is it the roads or us?

(September 3, 2015) It was Aug. 25, shortly before noon, and Jason Dewayne Fleming, 41, was driving along Lower Pacific Drive, not far from his Shelter Cove home. For reasons that are...

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What Are the Odds?

Remembering what might be the most extraordinary achievement in Humboldt sports history

(September 3, 2015) The feat was so stunning that all Rob Mandell could do was scream. Mandell, a Eureka native with a bad back, had just sunk a 5-foot putt on the 18th...

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The $50 Million Henhouse

With bond money to spend, Eureka City Schools is using controversial and legally questionable contracts. Who's watching?

(August 27, 2015) John Fullerton was skeptical, and not without reason. He'd been serving on the Eureka City Schools Board of Education for about a decade when the subject of getting another...

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First Class

HSU students in their back-to-campus best

(August 27, 2015) Photographer Leon Villagomez shot some high-style higher education looks on the first day of classes at Humboldt State University on Monday, Aug. 24. ...

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Humboldt's Homeless Students

Almost 6 percent of school age children in Humboldt suffer from housing insecurity

(August 27, 2015) When the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition released its Point In Time Count last month, one large demographic was left out: homeless students. The Humboldt County Office of Education...

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Free and Afraid

A flawed system, a prosecutor's error and a man who fears he will harm children again

(August 20, 2015) It was a Thursday afternoon in Courtroom Four of the Humboldt County Superior Courthouse and Deputy District Attorney Andrew Isaac was frustrated. Isaac told Judge Timothy Cissna that a month...

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Game Over

A former sex trafficking victim fights back

(August 20, 2015) Elle Snow sits with a straight back and squared shoulders. Her long blonde hair is pulled back into a ponytail. Her muscular arms are framed with matching black tattoos: an...

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Circle the Welcome Wagons

City funding for tourism efforts slashed

(August 13, 2015) Several weeks ago, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills got a call on a Sunday night from an irate citizen complaining about a homeless man sleeping beneath the "Welcome to Eureka"...

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Recent Comments

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    • wow, what a wonderful thing.

    • on October 2, 2015
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    • Can the north coast journal stop outsourcing artists? Stop using stock imagery. It's fucking so…

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