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Service Call

Eureka's 'effervescent' new councilmember and her Bible-smuggling past

(September 22, 2016) While Heidi Messner stepped away from pursuing an acting career to follow her family's footsteps in the Christian ministry, her early childhood has all the makings of a Hollywood...

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Profits over People?

Officials scurry to stop skilled nursing closures

(September 22, 2016) State and local officials continue to fight the proposed closure of three local skilled nursing facilities, warning the closures would create a crisis with reverberating impacts throughout the region....

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Prove Them Wrong

Betty Chinn just keeps moving, carrying an entire community along with her

(September 15, 2016) It's easy to forget that it wasn't always like this for Betty Chinn, that she didn't always have a gleaming building with her name on it or public officials...

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What Will Happen to Ma and Pa?

Lies, statistics and the human cost of the proposed skilled nursing closures

(September 15, 2016) We decay. It happens slowly — our knuckles swell, our eyes cloud with cataracts, we forget names that we used to speak with love. Or it happens quickly, at...

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The Battle of Orleans

A rabies outbreak in rural Humboldt County

(September 8, 2016) It was a warm night in early August, and Todd Raffensperger had fallen asleep on the couch watching TV. Raffensperger has no air conditioning and takes medication that makes...

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Suing Squires

The legal saga of trying to bring Eureka's most notorious landlord into compliance

(September 1, 2016) The apartment complex at 833 H St. in Eureka has seen better days. Nearly a dozen broken windows dot the walls of the two-story building and overgrown shrubs encase...

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DA, Police Chiefs Mull Video Policy

Conflicted, local officials see San Diego as a model

(September 1, 2016) Humboldt County may become just the second county in the nation to adopt a uniform policy governing the release of police officer-involved shooting videos, a move officials hope will increase...

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Style, Class

(August 25, 2016) Dressing for the first day of class at Humboldt State University isn't a high-pressure fashion emergency (you remember junior high). Students roll up in what's comfortable and what speaks...

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Prepare for Impact

A new vaccination law has school administrators caught between a needle and a hard place

(August 25, 2016) As the first day of school approaches, there's an anxiety building in many administrative offices throughout Humboldt County. The anxiety doesn't seem to be pervasive, but cloistered in different pockets...

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A Waiting Game

Locals eyeing governor's coastal commission appointment process

(August 25, 2016) It's a seat at one of the state's most powerful tables. With 12 members handpicked by Sacramento's top officials, the California Coastal Commission determines the future of projects proposed on...

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End of Life Options

And why we might not have them in Humboldt

(August 18, 2016) If Elizabeth Wallner's life was reduced to a statistic, it might be one of these. She's among the 30 percent of US adults who serve as a primary caregiver (for...

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Eureka Council to Consider New Site, Funding for 'Containerville' at Special Meeting

(September 26, 2016) The Eureka City Council will meet in a special session Tuesday to decide whether to give the shipping container shelter project for the homeless $75,000 in funding and a new...

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HumBug: False Scorpions

(September 25, 2016) A little over 20 years ago, after moving to the country, I noticed a tiny, dark critter, no bigger than a newsprint letter “o” scurry across my counter. I...

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Klamath Dam Removal Takes a Step Forward

(September 25, 2016) The newly formed nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corporation and dam owner PacifiCorp filed applications Friday with federal regulators to decommission the four hydroelectric dams that clog the Klamath River. The...

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