Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer

Can Humboldt afford to fly?

(March 26, 2015) On an early February afternoon, 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass found herself in a huge Denver convention hall filled with more than 100 tables. Sitting at each: potential matches. It...

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Violence Foreshadowed

A Fortuna shooting brings a national epidemic into local focus

(March 26, 2015) It's January 2013, and local healthcare worker Russell Kellim is writing a sworn statement to a Humboldt County Superior Court judge who's considering issuing a domestic violence restraining order against...

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Camera Questions

Two of Humboldt's smallest police agencies push forward with officer body cameras. What's keeping the big boys from following suit?

(March 19, 2015) It can now be argued that the most cutting edge and progressive cops in Humboldt County now patrol the streets of Rio Dell and Ferndale. Just four months after the...

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Crisis Averted?

Mental health gets a $3.5 million, 11th hour reprieve

(March 19, 2015) Faced with a growing mental health service crisis, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors quickly and concisely agreed to a year-long, $3.5 million contract to staff the county's mental hospital...

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From the Deep

The lives of elephant seals

(March 12, 2015) Back in the mid-1990s, on a late February drive on U.S. Highway 1 near Big Sur, I saw a strange sight ahead of me. A very large adult elephant seal...

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Coroner Consolidation Costs County

Supes say service more important, savings may materialize

(March 12, 2015) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on March 10 to approve an almost $15,000 pay bump for Sheriff Mike Downey to compensate him for the extra duties he's...

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Living Trials

A local woman fights to spread the word about a device that one doctor says represents much of what is wrong with healthcare

(March 5, 2015) It sounded perfect to Tamara Meyers. She was done having children, she was sure of that, and clinical trials had shown Essure to be remarkably effective — 99.8 percent, in...

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35 Days in the Forum

Unified Students' sit-in shines a light on Native issues at HSU

(February 26, 2015) The room is quiet. It's 9 a.m. on a day in late January and students are spread out across the stadium seating of the Native American Forum at Humboldt State...

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Settled out of Court

The ACLU and Eureka City Schools settled. But who got what?

(February 26, 2015) Last month, the National Center for Youth Law announced that it and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California had reached a settlement in the federal civil rights lawsuit...

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Big Beer

Eurekans spent $700,000 to expand Lost Coast Brewery — what will they get in return?

(February 19, 2015) Humboldt County's most famous beer maker is a gleaming icon of the modern age of the craft industry. Lost Coast Brewery, the little homebrew-turned-café operation in Podunk Eureka, is putting...

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Danger at McCann

A kayaker's death has raised safety questions about low-water bridges

(February 19, 2015) Last month, 24-year-old Samantha Dweck was boating on the Eel River with a group from San Francisco when a strong current under the McCann Bridge sucked her kayak into a...

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Lincoln's Hearse

(February 19, 2015) A couple of Thursdays ago at Blue Ox Millworks, some of the cats were sacked out in the sunshine and others inside the office by crackling wood stoves. Bluto, the...

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Fur Real

Humboldt furries open up about the fandom, the furor and the freedom of fur

(February 12, 2015) Sitting in an armchair at Because Coffee, Michael Genzoli hoists a big, blue fox head out of his bag and combs the turquoise shock of hair between its ears. If...

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Culture Change

HSU builds efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus

(February 12, 2015) As public outrage and awareness intensify, universities around the nation are grappling with one of campus life's cultural mainstays: sexual violence. As acceptance of the scale of the problem grows...

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The Sex Issue Digital Edition

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Goodnight, Korbel

The 131-year-old sawmill near Blue Lake has closed, leaving employees in search of what's next

(February 5, 2015) Jan. 22, 2015. Late afternoon sun brightened the red-blonde bundles of lumber stacked along the fence line and the large, pale-yellow mill sheds beyond. The scent of fresh-sawn wood permeated...

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