OK, McKay

OK, McKay

The county's about to seal the deal on a new community forest

(April 10, 2014) Humboldt County's board of supervisors is almost certain to get the keys to a $6.7 million chunk of property in the next several months — even if a few...

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Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system

(April 10, 2014) Two young people gunned down in the middle of the night at a house party in Arcata. A beloved priest tortured and bludgeoned to death in his Eureka rectory....

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A drilling contractor that walked off a main line sewer job blames the city

(April 10, 2014) A contractor hired by Eureka to install the main line for its new wastewater system walked off the job last week, citing an impasse with the city over how to...

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Carving Space

For the first time in decades, an Asian-American themed art show hits Eureka

(April 3, 2014) Robert Sataua's black-rimmed glasses reflect the evening light that streams into his Arcata Bottoms home. A shock of dark hair stands up straight on his head. Neatly trimmed whiskers...

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Liquor Run

After an earthquake shakes Humboldt, the Harbor District continues its push to avert looming disaster

(March 27, 2014) When the undulations of the March 9 earthquake rousted Jack Crider from his sleep, his first thoughts were the Samoa pulp mill; specifically, the nearly 3 million gallons of caustic...

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Fumbled Apology

Was it necessary to water down Mayor Jager's letter to the Wiyot?

(March 27, 2014) This weekend, the Wiyot Tribe is holding its first World Renewal Ceremony since the last one, in February 1860, was cut short when white settlers massacred as many as 100...

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After a century and a half of struggle and rebuilding, the Wiyot Tribe once again will dance to heal the world

(March 20, 2014) The clear winter sky deepens as night creeps upon Woodley Island, that marina-festooned dab of land in Humboldt Bay closest to Eureka's mainland. The calm water, catching the last...

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A Capital Question

A May trial could bring the death penalty debate to the foreground in the DA race

(March 20, 2014) As the race to become Humboldt County's next district attorney hits full stride, a trial quietly looms in the background — the first local death penalty case in decades...

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Money, politics and special interests intersect on the road map to Humboldt's future

(March 13, 2014) There are no two ways about it, Humboldt County is a unique place, says Kevin Hamblin. The county planning director is sitting in his office off H Street in Eureka...

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And They're Off

A late, curious start for 4th and 5th district challengers

(March 13, 2014) After rumor mongering, plodding, hemming, hawing, and perhaps some behind the scenes prodding, there will be a supervisors race after all. On March 7, former Eureka Councilman Chris Kerrigan...

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The Faces of Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act's local stories of success and frustration, and a glimpse at the challenges that lie ahead

(March 6, 2014) In many ways, Jude Ehrlich is the face of Obamacare on the North Coast. The good face, anyway. The 44-year-old McKinleyville man never used to have much trouble getting...

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Free to Go

Will jail release policy change?

(March 6, 2014) If you're let out of jail in the middle of the night 50 miles from home, who do you call? For some, it's Hoopa resident Brad Marshall's elderly mom....

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Dry Times

Wet February boosts rainfall totals

(March 6, 2014) Things are looking up! Humboldt County isn't out of the desert just yet, but a wetter-than-average February has the county's year-to-date rainfall totals looking much more respectable. When the...

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Boil Order

A bid battle holds tiny Alderpoint's water supply hostage

(February 27, 2014) There's not much to see on a gray Friday in Alderpoint, the ground still damp from mid-February rains. As you descend into the blink-and-you-missed it town, a ruddy sign points...

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Jack Mays

The death-defying, beloved, eye-poking Ferndale artist prepares to exit the stage

(February 20, 2014) The ghouls, scalpels clutched in their gnarl-boned fists, hover over the operating table upon which Jack Mays, chest rent open, twists in torture. "After this procedure," the ghouls gloat, "you'll...

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The Gender 'Gatekeepers'

New Eureka resident says DMV form might drive her away

(February 20, 2014) It's shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, and Joni Kay Rose is standing in front of the Eureka Department of Motor Vehicles office with sprigs of her gray hair...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: OK, McKay

    • And yet, raw sewage runs into the bay with every large rain event, and Eureka…

    • on April 14, 2014
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    • People talk like thousands of houses will be built. The fact is the population of…

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    • Strategic land grab? This county has been dominated by the development industry for a generation…

    • on April 11, 2014
  • Re: OK, McKay

    • Isn't the McKay tract once proposed to build 1200 houses? Why didn't they sell this…

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