'The Revolution Starts Here'

'The Revolution Starts Here'

A fledgling political action committee's push to regulate weed in Humboldt

(December 11, 2014) It's Dec. 8, and three members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt are sitting in the Journal's Old Town office. There's a sense of urgency — and even a little desperation...

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When the Waters Rose

Fifty years later, Humboldt County remembers the 1964 flood

(December 4, 2014) It had been dubbed the flood of the century, when the rain came down in sheets in 1955 and Humboldt County's rivers rose to gobble homes and towns. Nine years...

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A Minor Celebration

One of the country's oldest movie theaters turns 100

(December 4, 2014) The Minor Theatre — the oldest surviving multi-reel feature film theater in the United States — turns 100 this month. There likely will be no little girls with golden harps,...

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Flash Fiction 2014

'So there I was' ... your stories in 99 words or fewer

(November 27, 2014) Well, aren't you a pill-popping, lover-offing, strangernapping lot? Channeling Westerns, lurking around noir, donning armor, stalking cosmos, dallying with meta or just up late channeling confessions. And is that frog...

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Port of Call Eureka

Do cruise ship champions have a chance?

(November 27, 2014) Ah, adventure on the high seas, the salt wind tugging at your hair, dampening your ascot. You walk breezily up the gangway, your next port of call ... the Caribbean?...

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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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