Last Rites

Last Rites

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office's days as an independent agency may be numbered

(September 25, 2014) Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris sounds tired. Usually reliably chipper and upbeat, Parris' voice is worn with exhaustion as he speaks with the Journal on Sept. 17. The topic of...

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Officer Involved

Inside EPD's Protocol

(September 25, 2014) "Shots fired. One down." Those were the four words yelled into a Eureka police radio shortly after midnight on Sept. 18 after a 22-year-old man was shot and lay dying...

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Ghostbusters

(September 25, 2014) It's been a banner year for pot busts, if you're rooting for that sort of thing. Last year saw its fair share as well — the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office...

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Jaso at the Bat

In a season of big promise, Humboldt's crackerjack catcher takes a bad hop

(September 18, 2014) It's a hot and humid afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia, and Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is getting a rare break from batting practice. The Atlanta Braves are doing some kind...

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'The People's Election'

A retrospective look at the supes' campaign finance proposal

(September 18, 2014) A local professor is fond of saying politics is essentially choosing who gets what, when, where and how. If that's the case, then the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is...

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'The People's Election'

A retrospective look at the supes' campaign finance proposal

(September 18, 2014) A local professor is fond of saying politics is essentially choosing who gets what, when, where and how. If that's the case, then the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is...

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PACtivism

(September 18, 2014) Wildfires are filling the skies with haze, but the smokiest spot in Humboldt County on Sept. 13 wasn't a wild conflagration. It was hundreds of miniature arsons as a smorgasbord...

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Merv's World

He makes regalia, bangs rock 'n' roll drums, races boats and, now, leads the Six Rivers National Forest

(September 11, 2014) Here's a funny story, Merv George Jr. says, leaning slightly forward in his chair and smiling. It's mid-August, George is just a couple weeks into his new role as the...

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Homeless Museum

(September 11, 2014) Long-overdue repairs on the Carson Block — that massive edifice at the intersection of Third and F streets in Eureka that was once the largest office building north of San...

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Pot's a Pain for Painkillers

(September 11, 2014) America's consumption of opioids — legal pain meds — has been in the news for years. People are taking more pills for more maladies. And many are dying. By 2011,...

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Richmond Reflects

HSU's retiring president looks back, and forward, in his own words

(September 4, 2014) Thirteen years ago, Rollin Richmond came to Arcata as Humboldt State University's new president and surveyed a campus in crisis. There were the frayed relations with the city of Arcata...

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Eureka Will Cease Prayer Breakfasts, Pay For Lawsuit

(September 26, 2014) Eureka will discontinue prayer breakfasts as part of a settlement stemming from a 2013 lawsuit seeking the separation of church and local government. The Times-Standard reports that, in addition to...

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Huffman on Colbert!

(September 23, 2014) UPDATE: The Huff's Colbert segment indeed aired. Check it out right below. There's a lot of talk about sharks. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report...

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Officers Stand Down at Standoff

(September 23, 2014) The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has de-escalated a standoff situation in the Cutten area with a man believed to be having mental health issues. “We had a subject who was...

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