The Party People

The Party People

Who's cracking the whip in Humboldt's kink scene?

(February 11, 2016) Nawdy Little Girl, or Nawdy, as she's known in and out of Humboldt's kink circles, steps behind the St. Andrew's cross, a 6-foot wood and metal "x" with wrist...

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Sex and the Future

Progress and setbacks on the path to sex education

(February 11, 2016) On a Friday afternoon, the Humboldt County Office of Education is bustling. In an office overlooking a greenbelt, Beth Chaton talks energetically about the state of sex education, hopping...

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Kings and Queens for a Day

Youth in drag get their chance to strut

(February 11, 2016) Stage presence, makeup and body technique: Your average young thespian may get quick pointers on all these for that first school play. But the guidance of seasoned drag performers can...

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Bridgeville

The strange past and uncertain future of a small town for sale

(February 4, 2016) It's the third Friday of the month, and volunteers at the Bridgeville Community Center are busy. The community center's food pantry feeds around 60 families from neighboring communities. On...

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From the Ashes of Congress

Freed of congressional inaction, Klamath River dam removal rises again

(February 4, 2016) The largest dam removal project in U.S. history appears to be back on track. According to a joint press release issued Feb. 2, the federal government, the states of Oregon...

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Get Out of Jail for a Fee

Mendocino County's innovative and controversial marijuana program brings in millions

(January 28, 2016) By the time locals went to the polls in 2014 to elect a new district attorney, they'd heard a lot about Humboldt County's famous pot industry. Candidates had debated...

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In the Hole

Why aren't Humboldt's rural roads getting fixed?

(January 28, 2016) A Mattole Valley resident for several decades, Teresa Davey is no stranger to rough roads. The 4-mile drive to the local elementary school, which she makes twice daily with...

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Breaking the Cycle

Still in crisis, county mental health OKs stabilization plan

(January 21, 2016) For the third time in 15 months, the medical director of the Mental Health Branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services has resigned. The latest...

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Plan Fray

Planning commissioners are 'outraged' at county staff

(January 21, 2016) Since the beginning of January, the board of supervisors has been working diligently to cobble together a medical marijuana land use ordinance from a slew of parts: a year-long...

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Uncharted Waters

The demise of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement fosters hope, fear and anger

(January 14, 2016) The Klamath River watershed means many things to many people. That's a big part of the problem. To the native tribes near the river's mouth, it means culture and...

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The Sticking Point

Needle exchange gains renewed interest in Humboldt

(January 14, 2016) A newly approved spending bill that partially lifts the ban on federal funding to support needle-exchange programs may make 2016 the turning point for those trying to combat infectious...

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Inside the Portland Flights Deal

(February 12, 2016) Humboldt County has a kinship with Portland, what with our shared interests in food, drink, marijuana, arts, neo-lumber fashion and keepin’ it weird. So PenAir’s announcement that it would be...

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Police: Teen was in Hiding When Hunted Down by Gang Members

(February 11, 2016) Fourteen-year-old Jesus Garcia-Romero knew his life was in danger, so he and a friend holed up in an apartment on Eureka’s P Street the night of Dec. 16, 2014, according...

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'Unregulated Far Too Long:' Vacation Rentals That is, Not Pot

(February 10, 2016) Acknowledging that they are playing catch-up on yet another high-impact issue affecting residents countywide, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to jump into the vacation rental regulation...

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