'A Dire Situation'

Skilled nursing closures threaten 'every household'

(October 13, 2016) As your former legislative representatives in Sacramento, we want the community to know how appalled we are by the pending closures of three skilled nursing facilities in Humboldt County....

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A Bridge to 'Openness, Candor and Healing'

(October 13, 2016) Coming to Eureka from Minneapolis in 1987 was eye-opening for me. My father Nathan brought my family here after accepting a teaching position at Humboldt State University. Minneapolis was...

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Black and White

(October 13, 2016) The tension in our nation between the black community and the police is palpable. It feels like one bad incident and cities will burn … again. Recently Elizabeth (Liz) Smith,...

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Brius This, Seaview That

(October 6, 2016) You know that feeling you get when people around you suddenly start talking about you in the third person, as if you were not there. As if you did not...

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Farm to Flame

Arcata's new cannabis tracking system has some seeing tracers

(August 18, 2016) California's Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulates marijuana plants more like painkillers than agriculture, requiring every plant in the state to have a unique identification number tagged to it....

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My Friend Antonio

(February 4, 2016) As I age, I read the local obituaries more often to see if any of my friends or former colleagues have died. I am sure I am not the...

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Grangers, the Time is Now

(February 4, 2016) In "The State of the Grange" (Jan. 3), Linda Stansberry detailed the delicate state of health in which an organization at the bedrock of American democracy finds itself. Civil...

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What's Right in Humboldt?

Feeding people in our communities

(December 31, 2015) There has been a lot of attention paid lately to all that's wrong in our isolated little community — the high crime rate, the struggling economy and more. But amid...

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Humboldt's Information Ecosystem

When AT&T sneezes, the North Coast gets the flu

(December 31, 2015) The communication systems that keep us connected are a complex network of networks. As folks on the North Coast know, when part of that system breaks down — as has...

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What Is Wrong With Our Community?

(November 26, 2015) The events leading up to becoming homeless are always traumatic and often related to violence in one's childhood. About 90 percent of homeless women and about 50 percent of homeless...

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Wiyot Tribe Responds to "Murder in Arcata"

(November 5, 2015) The Wiyot Tribe has been particularly blessed to work with a large number of extraordinary professional historians, archaeologists and other cultural resource professionals who live and work in Wiyot...

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Why are Firefighters Endangering Us?

(October 29, 2015) Make no mistake, I like our firefighters. But something wrong and dangerous is going on. It needs to change, and I'm ragging on our supervisors. I've talked to several chiefs....

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Black and White

    • With all due respect to Chief Mills, please stop asking people of color to be…

    • on October 19, 2016
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    • Eureka's police chief will graciously allow you to peacefully exercise rights that do not require…

    • on October 17, 2016
  • Re: 'A Dire Situation'

    • Putting our community's most vulnerable elderly at risk is a major public health threat that…

    • on October 13, 2016
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    • It is time to put pressure directly on Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz. Thanks to Patty Berg…

    • on October 13, 2016
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