Murder in Arcata

Murder in Arcata

The story of a Native American woman who — marginalized, blind and alone — faced death to save her children

(October 8, 2015) It was January of 1862 and Arcata's last adult Native American resident, Lucy Romero, had been told her life was in danger but she and her children had nowhere...

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Bay Battle

5th District Harbor candidates on the future of Humboldt Bay

(October 8, 2015) About a decade ago, the makeup of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District began to change. Since its inception as the manager of Humboldt Bay and its...

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Safe Harbor

The Harbor District has entered new waters in recent years, but some say it's drifted off course

(October 1, 2015) There's no question Humboldt Bay is one of our most crucial resources. But depending on whom you ask, you'll get a different reason as to why. Maybe it's those...

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Once scattered, stolen and hocked, a native collection returns home

(October 1, 2015) This is the story of a tribe, a man, a garage sale and a collection of artifacts. It's the story of a reunion that almost wasn't. It begins and ends...

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Can Humboldt County Solve Addiction?

Where our resources lift addicts up, and where they let them down

(September 24, 2015) Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at addiction on the North Coast. The first installment ("What's Killing Us?" Sept. 10) analyzed the theories of...

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Murky Waters

The cause and effect of the Yurok Tribe's withdrawal from the Klamath Agreements remain unclear

(September 24, 2015) The Yurok Tribe has remained silent since announcing on Sept. 15 that it is withdrawing its support for the historic Klamath Agreements, a hard fought compromise reached five years ago...

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Humboldt Then and Now

(September 17, 2015) The Journal's editorial department has spent a lot of time recently flipping through a quarter-century's worth of news coverage of the people, politics and art of Humboldt County. We...

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Eureka Stinks

But not for long

(September 17, 2015) Ah, summer days in Old Town Eureka. Just a hint of heat from the sun, the bay calmly lapping at the waterfront, the seagulls drifting overhead. And. That. Stench. If...

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What's Killing Us?

It's no secret Humboldt County has a drug and alcohol problem. But what is addiction and what's causing it?

(September 10, 2015) Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series looking at addiction on the North Coast. While this story analyzes theories of addiction and its causes, the second...

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Sittin' Down in Old Town

New parks will let you occupy the streets of Eureka

(September 10, 2015) Soon you'll be able to park it right in front of Ramone's in Old Town and enjoy a glass of wine. Not in your car, but in an outdoor...

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Humboldt has one of the highest vehicle fatality rates in the country. Is it the roads or us?

(September 3, 2015) It was Aug. 25, shortly before noon, and Jason Dewayne Fleming, 41, was driving along Lower Pacific Drive, not far from his Shelter Cove home. For reasons that are...

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in our blogs...

Scenes from the 'Right to Sleep' Protest

(October 12, 2015) If you drove by the Humboldt County Courthouse on Saturday and had flashbacks of Occupy, it's understandable. A few dozen people turned out Saturday for World Homeless Day, an...

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HumBug:Waiting for Rain

(October 11, 2015) No one needs to tell us 2015 has been a dry year so far. Brown lawns, crops under stress, wild fire dangers all reveal our lack of recent rainfall. There is...

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Anti-Vax Measure Won't See the Ballot

(October 11, 2015) Efforts to repeal California’s new mandatory vaccination law have failed. Signed into law in June by Gov. Jerry Brown, the new law requires that all children be vaccinated for a...

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