Will Not Comply

Will Not Comply

The sheriff and the grand jury disagree on jail releases

(August 14, 2014) Sheriff Mike Downey says the jail will continue to release inmates during late night and early morning hours, despite a recent recommendation from the Humboldt County grand jury to halt...

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Why local governments are broke and coming after your money

(August 14, 2014) Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl hates taxes. So does Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chair Rex Bohn. Strehl's worked on Fortuna's Main Street since he was 15 years old and has...

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Fire in the Hills

Images from CalFire's battle to contain the Lodge Complex Fire

(August 14, 2014) Usually a popular locale for summer revelers soaking up the music festival scene, Black Oak Ranch north of Laytonville more closely resembles a wartime outpost these days. That's because the...

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Stoned Love

(August 14, 2014) There were no code words, no shiftiness, no subterfuge, no apologies. I have to give him credit: He was honest from the start. He liked me, I liked him, and...

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Un-entered Forest

Accord nears among tree-sitters, timber company and environmentalists on the Mattole

(August 7, 2014) Last week, forest activists partially peeled back a barricade, which has been blocking Humboldt Redwood Co.'s main road into its 8,000-acre Mattole watershed timber holdings since early July, to let...

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Houses of Cards

The Magic scene gets crowded in Myrtletown

(August 7, 2014) The fantasy worlds of modern fiction are cruel places, made up of vying factions, of loyalties forged, bent and destroyed, of cutthroat competition and nailbiting peril. The voyeurs that would...

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High Times

(August 7, 2014) The New York Times sounded like the voice of reason last week with a detailed and convincing six-part editorial series calling for the federal government to legalize marijuana. Repealing the...

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Interview with a Ganjier

(July 31, 2014) Wind your way just north of Garberville, through the narrow driveway behind the Renner gas station and, if you can find a place to park, you're in OG Kush heaven....

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Rio Dry

A fight over an old pipeline and water woes grip Rio Dell as a rebranding effort takes hold

(July 31, 2014) Josh and Jaime Gay have begun keeping buckets in their shower. The initial runoff as the water heats up is collected and then lugged next door so their neighbor can...

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Rio Dell Rising

(July 31, 2014) We're all just poor folks and we just want low-income people here." Adam Dias is wearing a battered camo hat, Carhartt pants and a hoodie. He rubs his goatee and...

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A Well Driller's Life

(July 31, 2014) Talk to a well driller long enough, and his devotion to making water gush up for yet another happy homeowner (or farmer or dope grower) becomes infectious. Makes you want...

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in our blogs...

PO’d about the Eureka P.O.? There’s a Town Hall for That.

(August 19, 2014) Congressman Jared Huffman is hosting a town hall meeting this Friday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way) in Eureka to talk about the feds’...

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Best Ever? HSU Alum Retires, Takes Football Coaching Job

(August 17, 2014) Did you know a Humboldt State University alum recently hung up his cleats a five-time champion regarded as the best quarterback in his league’s history? No? Well, that’s probably because...

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points...

(August 15, 2014) A pair of Arcata streets is slated for improvements over the next several months — a move the city hopes will encourage cyclists to access the city’s busy downtown. T...

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