35 Days in the Forum

35 Days in the Forum

Unified Students' sit-in shines a light on Native issues at HSU

(February 26, 2015) The room is quiet. It's 9 a.m. on a day in late January and students are spread out across the stadium seating of the Native American Forum at Humboldt State...

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Settled out of Court

The ACLU and Eureka City Schools settled. But who got what?

(February 26, 2015) Last month, the National Center for Youth Law announced that it and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California had reached a settlement in the federal civil rights lawsuit...

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Big Beer

Eurekans spent $700,000 to expand Lost Coast Brewery — what will they get in return?

(February 19, 2015) Humboldt County's most famous beer maker is a gleaming icon of the modern age of the craft industry. Lost Coast Brewery, the little homebrew-turned-café operation in Podunk Eureka, is putting...

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Danger at McCann

A kayaker's death has raised safety questions about low-water bridges

(February 19, 2015) Last month, 24-year-old Samantha Dweck was boating on the Eel River with a group from San Francisco when a strong current under the McCann Bridge sucked her kayak into a...

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Lincoln's Hearse

(February 19, 2015) A couple of Thursdays ago at Blue Ox Millworks, some of the cats were sacked out in the sunshine and others inside the office by crackling wood stoves. Bluto, the...

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Fur Real

Humboldt furries open up about the fandom, the furor and the freedom of fur

(February 12, 2015) Sitting in an armchair at Because Coffee, Michael Genzoli hoists a big, blue fox head out of his bag and combs the turquoise shock of hair between its ears. If...

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Culture Change

HSU builds efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus

(February 12, 2015) As public outrage and awareness intensify, universities around the nation are grappling with one of campus life's cultural mainstays: sexual violence. As acceptance of the scale of the problem grows...

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The Sex Issue Digital Edition

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Goodnight, Korbel

The 131-year-old sawmill near Blue Lake has closed, leaving employees in search of what's next

(February 5, 2015) Jan. 22, 2015. Late afternoon sun brightened the red-blonde bundles of lumber stacked along the fence line and the large, pale-yellow mill sheds beyond. The scent of fresh-sawn wood permeated...

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How to Die in California

A high-profile death may help usher in a right-to-die option in the Golden State, furthering a local legislator's work

(January 29, 2015) The call comes on your cell when you least expect it, while in line for coffee at Ramone's in Old Town. The doctor, a specialist from out of town, says,...

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The Affordable Care Act Turns 1

Can Obamacare solve homelessness?

(January 22, 2015) The debate over the Affordable Care Act has covered all angles, both nationally and locally. Some have decried it for reaching too far in some corners, and not far enough...

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Coffee with the Captains

(February 24, 2015) A crowd of about 30 citizens, public officials and police officers squeezed into Vellutini's Bakery in Henderson Center this morning for the Eureka Police Department's first "Coffee With the Captains" —...

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UPDATE: Third Person Dies from Weekend Crashes

(February 24, 2015) A second person died from injuries in Saturday's State Route 36 crash. in Saturday's State Route 36 crash. The coroner's office announced 21-year-old Savannah Kiana Kindred, of Capitola, died in the hospital...

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HumBug: Mysteries of the Variegated Meadowhawk

(February 22, 2015) Science always starts with a question. A few winters ago, walking along my favorite stretch of the Van Duzen River on a sunny day, I was surprised to see...

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