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Homeless State University

HSU's enrollment push collides with Humboldt's housing crunch, leaving students in the lurch

(December 8, 2016) This chart compares HSU enrollment, which hit a record 8,503 students this year, with the number of on-campus beds, which hit a peak of 2,070 this year, leaving more than...

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Power, Prayer and Politics

The Dakota Access Pipeline announcement and what it means

(December 8, 2016) Screams of victory erupted on Sunday afternoon at Oceti Sakowin Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not grant an easement...

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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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in our blogs...

Wake-up Call: 6.5 Quake a Reminder to Prepare

(December 8, 2016) Today’s magnitude-6.5 quake centered 100 miles off the coast of Ferndale has already produced a trio of aftershocks and more are likely to follow in the weeks to come, earthquake...

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Man Shot by EPD Expected to Survive

(December 7, 2016) Clayton Lee Lasinski, the 26-year-old suspect shot by Eureka police officers Tuesday evening, remains hospitalized but is expected to survive, Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills said at a press...

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UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting in Eureka

(December 6, 2016) 2nd UPDATE: EPD Chief Andrew Mills gave a statement to the press at around 7:40 p.m., saying that the incident originated with a call from the California Highway Patrol...

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