OK, McKay

OK, McKay

The county's about to seal the deal on a new community forest

(April 10, 2014) Humboldt County's board of supervisors is almost certain to get the keys to a $6.7 million chunk of property in the next several months — even if a few...

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Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system

(April 10, 2014) Two young people gunned down in the middle of the night at a house party in Arcata. A beloved priest tortured and bludgeoned to death in his Eureka rectory....

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A drilling contractor that walked off a main line sewer job blames the city

(April 10, 2014) A contractor hired by Eureka to install the main line for its new wastewater system walked off the job last week, citing an impasse with the city over how to...

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Snake Oil

(April 10, 2014) Cannabis cures cancer. So goes the viral claim, which like most Internet-borne beliefs, is misguided, unfounded and potentially dangerous; and fueled by hope, desperation and frustration. There's no shortage...

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Carving Space

For the first time in decades, an Asian-American themed art show hits Eureka

(April 3, 2014) Robert Sataua's black-rimmed glasses reflect the evening light that streams into his Arcata Bottoms home. A shock of dark hair stands up straight on his head. Neatly trimmed whiskers...

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Don't Get Caponed

(April 3, 2014) "But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," said Ben Franklin. But there's a way to avoid at least one of those:...

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Liquor Run

After an earthquake shakes Humboldt, the Harbor District continues its push to avert looming disaster

(March 27, 2014) When the undulations of the March 9 earthquake rousted Jack Crider from his sleep, his first thoughts were the Samoa pulp mill; specifically, the nearly 3 million gallons of caustic...

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Our Boys

(March 27, 2014) I was thrilled to run into my little cousin working at a gas station in Redway. After all, he'd been watering his meth-addled daddy's plants from the time he could...

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Fumbled Apology

Was it necessary to water down Mayor Jager's letter to the Wiyot?

(March 27, 2014) This weekend, the Wiyot Tribe is holding its first World Renewal Ceremony since the last one, in February 1860, was cut short when white settlers massacred as many as 100...

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After a century and a half of struggle and rebuilding, the Wiyot Tribe once again will dance to heal the world

(March 20, 2014) The clear winter sky deepens as night creeps upon Woodley Island, that marina-festooned dab of land in Humboldt Bay closest to Eureka's mainland. The calm water, catching the last...

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A Capital Question

A May trial could bring the death penalty debate to the foreground in the DA race

(March 20, 2014) As the race to become Humboldt County's next district attorney hits full stride, a trial quietly looms in the background — the first local death penalty case in decades...

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in our blogs...

Court Changes Probation Report Policy

(April 15, 2014) The Humboldt County Superior Court has completed a review of its policies and procedures governing the unsealing of a defendant’s prior probation reports when they are charged with a...

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Northwest Forest Plan's 20th

(April 14, 2014) Twenty years after the Northwest Forest Plan’s birth, lawyer/writer Daniel Jack Chasan looks at whether the plan has done all it was cracked up to do. Did it save Northern...

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New News News

(April 14, 2014) The empty, dilapidated front room of the KAEF building at Sixth and E streets in Eureka will soon be bustling with news hustlers, if all goes according to plan, and...

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