The Affordable Care Act Turns 1

The Affordable Care Act Turns 1

Can Obamacare solve homelessness?

(January 22, 2015) The debate over the Affordable Care Act has covered all angles, both nationally and locally. Some have decried it for reaching too far in some corners, and not far enough...

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Policing the Police

EPD Convenes Review Board on McClain Shooting

(January 22, 2015) The way Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills sees it, his department took a "big, bold" step toward transparency and accountability on Jan. 15, when he convened a community review board...

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The Faces of Obamacare, A Year Later

(January 22, 2015) Back in March, when we first reported on the Affordable Care Act's impacts on several individuals and providers in Humboldt County, we came away with a mixed picture of relief...

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Woefully Inadequate

(January 22, 2015) It's been a year since many people discovered that the lists of doctors accepting Anthem Blue Cross' and Blue Shield's Covered California plans, both locally and beyond the borders of...

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A look at four officials who are leaving Humboldt County much different than they found it

(January 15, 2015) It seems like Humboldt County might be running out of golden watches, like one can't turn a corner without bumping into another official who's on the way out. After all,...

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The Pen Responds

(January 15, 2015) Much of the world watched in stunned horror last week as news flooded out of Paris that masked gunmen had stormed the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and opened...

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Catch and Release

Proposition 47 is keeping addicts out of jail, but will it help them into treatment?

(January 8, 2015) It's the morning of Dec. 2, 2014 and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is having one of its dry discussions about how to weigh in on pending state and...

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Maggie's Method

(January 8, 2015) After living in office limbo for several weeks, Maggie Fleming took over the District Attorney's office at the beginning of the year. Fleming spent much of the last year planning...

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The Top 10 Stories of 2014

(January 1, 2015) The year began with a tragedy that fueled Humboldt County's ongoing debate about crime, drug abuse, mental health care and homelessness. (This week's cover image was drawn by Joel Mielke...

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Humboldt's Fortune

What's in the cards for the county

(January 1, 2015) At the start of a new year, there's no shortage of politicos and barstool pundits making bets and predictions about what's coming down the pipe for Humboldt County, but it's...

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The H Factor

Hunting for the smartest person in Humboldt

(December 25, 2014) My quest was simple: Find the smartest person in Humboldt. Well, OK, actually it was a troublesome task. Almost as impossible as finding Bigfoot — except at least our smarties...

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Reflections in the Emerald Cup

Cultures collide as an industry in transition celebrates harvest

(December 18, 2014) A few days before the Emerald Cup, Casey O'Neill, the proprietor of Happy Day Farms in Laytonville, was feeling confident. Well, maybe not confident about his chances of winning a...

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Numbers game

The Federal Reserve Bank's snapshot of Humboldt

(December 18, 2014) Compared to other Californians, we Humboldters are twice as likely to live in a mobile home. Proportionately, there are also more military veterans and disabled people among us, and a...

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'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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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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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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Recent Comments

  • Re: Voter Turnaway

    • Nice article! I think he did a find job of breaking down some of the…

    • on January 24, 2015
  • Re: The Not-So-Peaceful Atom

    • The nuclear waste at Humboldt Bay and all other California nuclear power plants is stored…

    • on January 22, 2015
  • Re: Policing the Police

    • "The purpose is to have somebody else looking at what transpired, other than just the…

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  • Re: The Pen Responds

    • The "shadow of freedom" is extended by the broad and effective self-censorship of legitimate, biting…

    • on January 17, 2015
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    • Excellent coverage Grant Scott-Goforth.

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