An American Genocide

An American Genocide

Humboldt County's role in the mass slaughter of California Indians wasn't limited to a massacre, vigilantes or even a militia. It was systemic.

(October 27, 2016) On the morning of April 7, 1862, Capt. David B. Akey and a detachment of soldiers from the Second California Cavalry left their camp in the Kneeland-Iaqua area. They...

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Bye Bye, Bird Count

Thanksgiving tradition ending with longtime organizer John Hewston stepping down

(October 27, 2016) Retired Humboldt State University professor John Hewston heard the birding call early in life. Raised in rural corners of Washington state, a young Hewston was more likely to be looking...

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For decades, green paint and a leaking roof housed Garberville's heart. In May, it stopped.

(October 20, 2016) Gold Star Mother Esther Underwood lost her son, John Haynes, the first American soldier from the Garberville area to die in World War II. But from her grief —...

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McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

HSU grad has spent decades doing missionary aid work

(October 20, 2016) Gunshots rang out in the small town of Abalak in northern Niger shortly after nightfall on Oct. 14, leaving two people dead and a 55-year-old McKinleyville man in the...

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The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Who is profiting off the skilled nursing monopoly, and why it feels 'like we're being extorted'

(October 13, 2016) David Brodsky wanted to know why his mother wasn't eating. "Mom kept telling me, 'I'm hungry,'" Brodsky says. It wasn't easy to take care of his mother, Marie White,...

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Where have all the city council candidates gone?

(October 13, 2016) When the filing period to run for three open seats on the Blue Lake City Council closed in August, only one candidate had stepped forward. It was, Blue Lake...

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Props and Measures

A look at a few things at stake on Nov. 8

(October 6, 2016) There's a lot at stake Nov. 8, when voters across the country will take to the polls. That much is obvious. But while Donald and Hillary are capturing all...

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Appropriate Use

The vicious cycle of underfunded public parks

(October 6, 2016) It's the last long week of summer before school starts. In Highland Park, three small kids – two boys and a girl – race past the slide and swings and...

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The Last Days of the Budget Motel

David Kushwaha and the cockroaches, desperation and police calls that define his properties

(September 29, 2016) It's a balmy Friday morning, and Ken Booth is sitting on a step outside the Budget Motel. All his worldly possessions are being stacked around him before they are...

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Forum Fisticuffs in the Fourth

Candidates debate vision, experience in Eureka council race

(September 29, 2016) At their first debate, the two council candidates vying for a seat representing Eureka's 4th Ward made very clear they have something in common: They both love Eureka. That's...

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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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in our blogs...

DA Clears Arcata Officer in Shooting

(October 28, 2016) The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office has determined that an Arcata police officer acted in self-defense when he opened fire and wounded 26-year-old Joshua Hoffman at a gas station...

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Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case

(October 27, 2016) The California Supreme Court has decided not to reconsider a recent appellate ruling establishing a statewide precedent that police arrest videos cannot be considered confidential officer personnel records and shielded...

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Update: No Injuries in Hoopa Officer-Involved Shooting

(October 27, 2016) UPDATE: No one was injured during an officer-involved shooting in Hoopa after a sheriff’s deputy shot at a suspect who reportedly fired at law enforcement several times from his residence during...

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