Would a 33 percent minimum wage raise mean business boom or doom?

(October 16, 2014) Zack Thiesen has worked minimum wage jobs since he was a teenager. The thin 29 year old, with large sideburns and dark hair tucked behind his ears, says he's installed...

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Arcata's smoking ban do-over

(October 16, 2014) Barry Lee's dental office, on the southwest corner at J and 10th streets in Arcata, is a tranquil converted home, its bright green lawn sunken below the sidewalk and speckled...

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(October 16, 2014) While California can't even get reasonable medical marijuana regulations on the books, our neighbors to the north will vote on legalization in November. A June poll showed the Beaver State...

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Checking Out

(October 9, 2014) When Santa Rosa resident Gabriel Bronsztein checked his credit card statement recently, he was shocked. There, next to the listing from Arcata's Hampton Inn & Suites, was a nearly $500...

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Stand Down

Portraits of veterans

(October 9, 2014) To "stand down" in combat is to take a recuperative break from the action. Events such as the North Coast Stand Down, held Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at the...

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Questions swirl in wake of EPD shooting

(October 9, 2014) It's been more than three weeks since police shot and killed 22-year-old Thomas "Tommy" McClain on the front lawn of his Eureka home and the questions keep coming: What was...

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Fear vs. Hope

Debating the merits of Measure P, a ban on growing GMOs in Humboldt County

(October 2, 2014) On a recent Friday night in September, less than two months from election day when voters will decide whether to ban the growing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Humboldt...

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'A Platform for a Cause'

(October 2, 2014) Forget about the alleged murder of a Guatemalan man at a Kneeland marijuana farm. Tony J Serra wants to put federal pot laws on trial. The eccentric San Francisco defense...

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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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(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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in our blogs...

Police Promotions

(October 18, 2014) Being a bit old school, I was put off at first. Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills was on the phone asking me to take part in a community panel that...

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Former Sheriff's Sgt. Charged with On-Duty Rape

(October 17, 2014) A former Humboldt County Sheriff’s sergeant has been charged with committing rape and sexual battery while on duty last year. Jason Scott Daniels, 41, was arrested Oct. 18, 2013 by...

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Korbel Mill For Sale

(October 14, 2014) California Redwood Co., a subsidiary of Green Diamond Resource Co., has put its Korbel sawmill up for sale. “In a recent meeting, company president Douglas Reed told employees it...

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