Cannabis Commercialization

(November 20, 2014) "Do I hear 2,000?" America's first pot auction netted the Washington proprietor of Fireweed Farms about $600,000 on Saturday, Nov. 15. According to the Tri-City Herald, Randy Williams sold about...

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A Better Life

Providers coordinate to stop the cycle of excessive emergency room use

(November 20, 2014) The seizures started in the spring of 2013, right after Linda Cosey had two surgeries to remove a tumor from her spine and then rebuild her neck. They continued for...

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Eureka, Meet Your Captains

Police promotions aimed at access and accountability

(November 20, 2014) Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills' plans for overhauling the department, and the way it polices, will largely rest on the shoulders of two officers: Stephen Watson and Brian Stephens, two...

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Voter Turnaway

(November 20, 2014) Elections ignite two passions in Americans: the desire to predict the winners and the need to fret about low voter turnout. The two are connected. The easiest prediction to make...

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(November 13, 2014) The amazing, blazing El Pulpo Mecanico is taking the world by storm. An animated, two-story-tall, fire-spewing mechanical octopus, the sculpture has become perhaps the most famous work by Humboldt County's...

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Legalized It

(November 13, 2014) Head north from Humboldt County and, after about two hours, you're now pretty much able to spark up all the way to the North Pole. Voters chose on Nov. 4...

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Election Wrap Up

It's not over in Eureka, and Fortuna doesn't like taxes

(November 13, 2014) Surrounded by supporters in the backroom of the Sea Grill after the first ballot tallies were released on election night, incumbent Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman said he was "guardedly...

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High Taxes

(November 6, 2014) IRS regulations are making it difficult for legal pot businesses in Colorado and Washington to make a profit, which some say is a way for the federal government to continue...

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Sewing a Shroud

One doctor's effort to expand end-of-life care on the North Coast and beyond

(November 6, 2014) On a recent bright but cloudy afternoon, Pamela Lyall sat upright in her bed overlooking a small pond and garden as cats meandered in and out of the room. She...

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Fit to serve?

Poaching conviction raises questions about harbor commissioner

(November 6, 2014) The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has a poacher on its board of commissioners. Commissioner Aaron Newman, on the eve of trial, recently entered into a plea agreement...

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It's time for an Opportunity Village

(November 6, 2014) Before dawn one foggy, raw morning almost two years ago, I walked down a narrow lane off Second Street to the Eureka Rescue Mission's outdoor area. I started asking some...

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in our blogs...

Keep Biting Those Nails

(November 20, 2014) The Humboldt County Elections Office is zeroing in final election tallies, and has inched closer to determining the final number of ballots outstanding in the nail-biter of a race for...

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Anchors Aweigh!

(November 18, 2014) The North Coast has a new TV news program. Back in spring the Journal caught wind that KRCR out of Redding was launching a news program to rival our local...

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UPDATE: Coroner Announces Retirement, Supes Push Toward Consolidation

(November 14, 2014) The board of supervisors voted unanimously today to begin the process of consolidating the sheriff’s office and coroner’s office. The board asked the county administrative officer to draft an...

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