There Will Be Trolls

There Will Be Trolls

Online comments sections: Love 'em? Hate 'em? Need 'em?

(December 1, 2016) My name is Fillintha Blank and I'll be your commenter today. Let me give you some choices right off the bat. Choice #1: I just moved here from SoCal to...

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A Deadly Year

2016 continues trend of record homicides

(December 1, 2016) A 7-week-old baby girl suffered multiple skull fractures. Jerry Sisson, 81, was killed by his son in an apparent murder-suicide. Redway activist Stephanie Gawboy was shot dead in her home....

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Flash Fiction 2016

Got a minute?

(November 24, 2016) Then you've got time for a story. Our readers cranked out 113 trim tales of 99 words or fewer for our annual Flash Fiction Contest, proving once again that Humboldt...

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The Blight Fight

Miles Slattery on why healthy parks make Eureka safer

(November 24, 2016) After the Journal ran a story about Highland Park last month ("Appropriate Use," Oct. 6), Eureka Parks and Recreation Director Miles Slattery reached out. The article was good, he said,...

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G Street Squat

Neighbors band together to find creative solutions for problem properties

(November 24, 2016) The Eureka Police Department has visited the old Victorian at 1635 G St., and the neighboring property, at 1625 G St., 60 times in the last six months. The types...

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Let's Talk About It

(November 17, 2016) In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need safe spaces to discuss their ideas and feelings, and generally process what was the ugliest...

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That's a Wrap

(November 11, 2016) On a night that was defined by a historic national upset, Humboldt County saw a few surprises of its own. In Eureka, Austin Allison — a virtual unknown when...

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We Travel in a Spiritual Way

Standing strong at Standing Rock

(November 10, 2016) Some things are sacred. For the Standing Rock Sioux and the more than 250 tribes who joined them in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, water is sacred. This deep reverence for...

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Abrupt Halt

Eureka's controversial rotating safe sleeping area program ends overnight

(November 10, 2016) It's 9 p.m., and Anthony, who prefers to be called "Crow," is helping his friend "Bean" light a camping lantern. "You're going to blow yourself up," says Crow. But he...

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Last Stand on Gang Murder Charge

Prosecutors' final chance to make their case in alleged gang-related teen stabbing

(November 10, 2016) Nearly two years have passed since 14-year-old Jesus Garcia-Romero was found gasping for breath on the lawn of a Eureka home on a cold and rainy morning one week before...

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Unleashing the TREX

Why officials think controlled burns can save California from wildfire

(November 3, 2016) Bill Tripp remembers a chilly morning when he was 4 and his great-grandmother Bessie Tripp, the legendary Karuk Indian elder, was still asleep. At first, he passed the time...

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in our blogs...

Caroline Titus Wins Free Speech Award

(December 1, 2016) Caroline Titus is one of two reporters being honored by the First Amendment Coalition this evening during the California Press Foundation's annual meeting in San Francisco. Titus will receive the...

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UPDATED: Sheriff's Office: Father Sought in Eureka Child Abduction Case

(November 30, 2016) Update: Anthony Lux returned his 4-year daughter, Alison Shirey, to her legal guardian last night. Lux and his daughter were the subject of a three day search after he took...

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Huffman Demands Accountability for Treatment of Pipeline Protesters

(November 29, 2016) North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman penned a letter to President Barack Obama today requesting an immediate meeting to “demand accountability for (the) alarming treatment of Water Protectors and peaceful demonstrators...

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