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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in our blogs...

Eureka Costume Drive Aims to Help Local Kids

(October 21, 2016) The city of Eureka is collecting costumes and accessories ranging from kooky to spooky to help ensure local children have a happy Halloween. The drive was started last year for...

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State: Sample Ballot on California Props in the Mail

(October 19, 2016) If you haven’t received a sample ballot of the statewide propositions yet, a representative in the California Secretary of State’s Office says not to worry — it’s in the mail....

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'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

(October 19, 2016) The words that ignited anger and displeasure among students and staff at Humboldt State University came from their president. “Racism is not the norm on our campus,” Lisa Rossbacher...

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