Growing the Machine

Growing the Machine

The local marijuana industry has united. Now comes the hard part.

(April 30, 2015) Depending who you ask, it was the pitch of a snake oil salesman or Humboldt County marijuana farmers' version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. Whatever...

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A Dangerous Playground

Eureka settles kiln case for $400K, looks to limit ongoing liability

(April 30, 2015) If the city of Eureka didn't have enough to worry about at the Devil's Playground behind the Bayshore Mall, a recent jury verdict and settlement underscore that the graffiti-covered concrete...

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Spring in Humboldt

When the world seems new

(April 23, 2015) Air bright with sun-charged droplets floods the valleys. Wind kicks up, the sun climbs higher, and the turmoil and energy spur on the clouds, ripple lagoons, quicken the glittering rivers...

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'Not a Police Problem'

Tired of sweeps, Eureka eyes designated homeless campground

(April 23, 2015) Trish stood in front of her tent petting her medium-sized, black and brown dog as gusts of wind rustled the nearby brush and dozens of police officers scoured the area,...

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Paul Sever's Wilderness

The Lost Coast Trail and the man who keeps it wild

(April 16, 2015) The thick fog north of Black Sands Beach quickly masks the hikers I had met the day before as they pass by, heading south. Like myself, they had started the...

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Haulin' Trash

Where your garbage goes

(April 16, 2015) Getting a picture of Humboldt County's waste situation is a little like snapping a picture of Bigfoot: Even if you get something, it's going to be blurry and inconclusive. That's...

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Preparados

El grupo minoritario más grande del condado de Humboldt se organiza para apoyar su comunidad

(April 9, 2015) La organizadora Renee Saucedo es pequeña de estatura pero se siente su presencia con su pelo grueso y rizado y sus cejas marcadas y expresivas. Frecuentemente se levanta en puntillas...

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Ready

Humboldt County's largest minority group organizes for change

(April 9, 2015) The Organizer Renee Saucedo is small in stature but commanding in presence, with thick, curly hair and bold, expressive eyebrows. She often raises on to her tiptoes to survey the...

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Civic Duty

Passing judgement in the case of Darin Vitolo

(April 2, 2015) I blame Serial. Or the holidays. Or 2014's spotlight on our flawed justice system. Whatever the reasons, I was inspired to report for jury duty. I'd never shown up before...

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HSU Fails in Tenure and Salary Trends

(April 2, 2015) A new report released from the California Faculty Association indicates Humboldt State is among the worst schools in the California State University system when it comes to a growing salary...

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Wing and a Prayer

Can Humboldt afford to fly?

(March 26, 2015) On an early February afternoon, 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass found herself in a huge Denver convention hall filled with more than 100 tables. Sitting at each: potential matches. It...

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HumBug: What's Up, Tiger Beatle?

(May 3, 2015) One of my favorite beetle species is out and about now. You might see them by the dozen hunting on sandy stretches of river bar. Cicindela oregano, commonly known as Western Tiger...

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State Water Restrictions May Dry Eureka's Budget

(May 2, 2015) Eureka’s tough budget year may go from bad to worse. News broke this past week that — despite voters’ approving a sales tax extension in November that’s supposed to keep...

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McKinleyville Man Dead After Apparent Assault

(April 30, 2015) Humboldt County recorded its fifth homicide of the year this morning when McKinleyville resident David Dwayne Ganfield died from head trauma sustained in an apparent assault. Little is known about...

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