There Will Be Trolls

There Will Be Trolls

Online comments sections: Love 'em? Hate 'em? Need 'em?

(December 1, 2016) My name is Fillintha Blank and I'll be your commenter today. Let me give you some choices right off the bat. Choice #1: I just moved here from SoCal to...

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A Deadly Year

2016 continues trend of record homicides

(December 1, 2016) A 7-week-old baby girl suffered multiple skull fractures. Jerry Sisson, 81, was killed by his son in an apparent murder-suicide. Redway activist Stephanie Gawboy was shot dead in her home....

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Flash Fiction 2016

Got a minute?

(November 24, 2016) Then you've got time for a story. Our readers cranked out 113 trim tales of 99 words or fewer for our annual Flash Fiction Contest, proving once again that Humboldt...

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The Blight Fight

Miles Slattery on why healthy parks make Eureka safer

(November 24, 2016) After the Journal ran a story about Highland Park last month ("Appropriate Use," Oct. 6), Eureka Parks and Recreation Director Miles Slattery reached out. The article was good, he said,...

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G Street Squat

Neighbors band together to find creative solutions for problem properties

(November 24, 2016) The Eureka Police Department has visited the old Victorian at 1635 G St., and the neighboring property, at 1625 G St., 60 times in the last six months. The types...

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Let's Talk About It

(November 17, 2016) In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need safe spaces to discuss their ideas and feelings, and generally process what was the ugliest...

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That's a Wrap

(November 11, 2016) On a night that was defined by a historic national upset, Humboldt County saw a few surprises of its own. In Eureka, Austin Allison — a virtual unknown when...

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We Travel in a Spiritual Way

Standing strong at Standing Rock

(November 10, 2016) Some things are sacred. For the Standing Rock Sioux and the more than 250 tribes who joined them in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, water is sacred. This deep reverence for...

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Abrupt Halt

Eureka's controversial rotating safe sleeping area program ends overnight

(November 10, 2016) It's 9 p.m., and Anthony, who prefers to be called "Crow," is helping his friend "Bean" light a camping lantern. "You're going to blow yourself up," says Crow. But he...

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Last Stand on Gang Murder Charge

Prosecutors' final chance to make their case in alleged gang-related teen stabbing

(November 10, 2016) Nearly two years have passed since 14-year-old Jesus Garcia-Romero was found gasping for breath on the lawn of a Eureka home on a cold and rainy morning one week before...

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Unleashing the TREX

Why officials think controlled burns can save California from wildfire

(November 3, 2016) Bill Tripp remembers a chilly morning when he was 4 and his great-grandmother Bessie Tripp, the legendary Karuk Indian elder, was still asleep. At first, he passed the time...

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Second Street Sanctuary

The Eureka Rescue Mission prepares to turn 50, with more mouths to feed than ever

(November 3, 2016) In the lobby of the Eureka Rescue Mission, a man sits with his head in his hands, waiting to be called up to the desk. He is middle-aged, with shaggy...

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An American Genocide

Humboldt County's role in the mass slaughter of California Indians wasn't limited to a massacre, vigilantes or even a militia. It was systemic.

(October 27, 2016) On the morning of April 7, 1862, Capt. David B. Akey and a detachment of soldiers from the Second California Cavalry left their camp in the Kneeland-Iaqua area. They...

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Bye Bye, Bird Count

Thanksgiving tradition ending with longtime organizer John Hewston stepping down

(October 27, 2016) Retired Humboldt State University professor John Hewston heard the birding call early in life. Raised in rural corners of Washington state, a young Hewston was more likely to be looking...

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For decades, green paint and a leaking roof housed Garberville's heart. In May, it stopped.

(October 20, 2016) Gold Star Mother Esther Underwood lost her son, John Haynes, the first American soldier from the Garberville area to die in World War II. But from her grief —...

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McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

HSU grad has spent decades doing missionary aid work

(October 20, 2016) Gunshots rang out in the small town of Abalak in northern Niger shortly after nightfall on Oct. 14, leaving two people dead and a 55-year-old McKinleyville man in the...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: There Will Be Trolls

    • The people who edit trolls are probably the very same people who would consider any…

    • on December 1, 2016
  • Re: The Blight Fight

    • Mr. Slattery is destined for greatness.

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    • I suppose someone should comment on this story, so here it is!

    • on December 1, 2016
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    • What a treat!

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