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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The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Who is profiting off the skilled nursing monopoly, and why it feels 'like we're being extorted'

(October 13, 2016) David Brodsky wanted to know why his mother wasn't eating. "Mom kept telling me, 'I'm hungry,'" Brodsky says. It wasn't easy to take care of his mother, Marie White,...

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Where have all the city council candidates gone?

(October 13, 2016) When the filing period to run for three open seats on the Blue Lake City Council closed in August, only one candidate had stepped forward. It was, Blue Lake...

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Props and Measures

A look at a few things at stake on Nov. 8

(October 6, 2016) There's a lot at stake Nov. 8, when voters across the country will take to the polls. That much is obvious. But while Donald and Hillary are capturing all...

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Appropriate Use

The vicious cycle of underfunded public parks

(October 6, 2016) It's the last long week of summer before school starts. In Highland Park, three small kids – two boys and a girl – race past the slide and swings and...

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The Last Days of the Budget Motel

David Kushwaha and the cockroaches, desperation and police calls that define his properties

(September 29, 2016) It's a balmy Friday morning, and Ken Booth is sitting on a step outside the Budget Motel. All his worldly possessions are being stacked around him before they are...

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Forum Fisticuffs in the Fourth

Candidates debate vision, experience in Eureka council race

(September 29, 2016) At their first debate, the two council candidates vying for a seat representing Eureka's 4th Ward made very clear they have something in common: They both love Eureka. That's...

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Service Call

Eureka's 'effervescent' new councilmember and her Bible-smuggling past

(September 22, 2016) While Heidi Messner stepped away from pursuing an acting career to follow her family's footsteps in the Christian ministry, her early childhood has all the makings of a Hollywood...

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Profits over People?

Officials scurry to stop skilled nursing closures

(September 22, 2016) State and local officials continue to fight the proposed closure of three local skilled nursing facilities, warning the closures would create a crisis with reverberating impacts throughout the region....

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Prove Them Wrong

Betty Chinn just keeps moving, carrying an entire community along with her

(September 15, 2016) It's easy to forget that it wasn't always like this for Betty Chinn, that she didn't always have a gleaming building with her name on it or public officials...

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What Will Happen to Ma and Pa?

Lies, statistics and the human cost of the proposed skilled nursing closures

(September 15, 2016) We decay. It happens slowly — our knuckles swell, our eyes cloud with cataracts, we forget names that we used to speak with love. Or it happens quickly, at...

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The Battle of Orleans

A rabies outbreak in rural Humboldt County

(September 8, 2016) It was a warm night in early August, and Todd Raffensperger had fallen asleep on the couch watching TV. Raffensperger has no air conditioning and takes medication that makes...

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Suing Squires

The legal saga of trying to bring Eureka's most notorious landlord into compliance

(September 1, 2016) The apartment complex at 833 H St. in Eureka has seen better days. Nearly a dozen broken windows dot the walls of the two-story building and overgrown shrubs encase...

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DA, Police Chiefs Mull Video Policy

Conflicted, local officials see San Diego as a model

(September 1, 2016) Humboldt County may become just the second county in the nation to adopt a uniform policy governing the release of police officer-involved shooting videos, a move officials hope will increase...

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Style, Class

(August 25, 2016) Dressing for the first day of class at Humboldt State University isn't a high-pressure fashion emergency (you remember junior high). Students roll up in what's comfortable and what speaks...

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