The H Factor

The H Factor

Hunting for the smartest person in Humboldt

(December 25, 2014) My quest was simple: Find the smartest person in Humboldt. Well, OK, actually it was a troublesome task. Almost as impossible as finding Bigfoot — except at least our smarties...

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Pot Turnaround on Tribal Lands

(December 25, 2014) Following a trend of relaxing marijuana policy, the Department of Justice announced recently that it will no longer prosecute people who grow marijuana on tribal lands. Though the Obama administration...

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Reflections in the Emerald Cup

Cultures collide as an industry in transition celebrates harvest

(December 18, 2014) A few days before the Emerald Cup, Casey O'Neill, the proprietor of Happy Day Farms in Laytonville, was feeling confident. Well, maybe not confident about his chances of winning a...

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Numbers game

The Federal Reserve Bank's snapshot of Humboldt

(December 18, 2014) Compared to other Californians, we Humboldters are twice as likely to live in a mobile home. Proportionately, there are also more military veterans and disabled people among us, and a...

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Where Have All the Flower People Gone?

(December 18, 2014) Why do activists flock to the Emerald Cup, as Tim Blake tells the Journal in this weeks' issue? It crosses my mind — somewhat pessimistically, I will admit — that...

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Tea Party

(December 11, 2014) Libertarian boy wonder Rand Paul, a U.S. Senator from Kentucky, recently told a Louisville news outlet he smoked pot in his youth. "Let's just say I wasn't a choir boy...

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'The Revolution Starts Here'

A fledgling political action committee's push to regulate weed in Humboldt

(December 11, 2014) It's Dec. 8, and three members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt are sitting in the Journal's Old Town office. There's a sense of urgency — and even a little desperation...

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A Minor Celebration

One of the country's oldest movie theaters turns 100

(December 4, 2014) The Minor Theatre — the oldest surviving multi-reel feature film theater in the United States — turns 100 this month. There likely will be no little girls with golden harps,...

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When the Waters Rose

Fifty years later, Humboldt County remembers the 1964 flood

(December 4, 2014) It had been dubbed the flood of the century, when the rain came down in sheets in 1955 and Humboldt County's rivers rose to gobble homes and towns. Nine years...

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Pucker Up

(December 4, 2014) The peals of freedom will continue to reverberate in Uruguyan stoners' ears: Last week's presidential election in the South American pot paradise all but ensures that the country will create...

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Flash Fiction 2014

'So there I was' ... your stories in 99 words or fewer

(November 27, 2014) Well, aren't you a pill-popping, lover-offing, strangernapping lot? Channeling Westerns, lurking around noir, donning armor, stalking cosmos, dallying with meta or just up late channeling confessions. And is that frog...

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in our blogs...

3rd UPDATE: Name Released in Eureka Homicide

(December 22, 2014) Third update: The coroner's office says the 14-year-old victim was Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero, of Arcata. Second Update: Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Trevor Enright said the victim in the case is a...

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UPDATED. CHP: Suspect Attacked Officer with Machete Before Fatal Shooting

(December 22, 2014) Update one: The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has released the name of the person killed: Hoopa tribal member Richard Fredrick Tis Mil Estrada, 17, of Hoopa. Update two: The California Highway Patrol...

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Rain Does a River Good

(December 22, 2014) ...

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