Corporate Abuse, Environmental Harm Dominate Project Censored Top 10 Stories of 2023

Corporate Abuse, Environmental Harm Dominate Project Censored Top 10 Stories of 2023

(December 7, 2023) "We have made the planet inhospitable to human life." That's what the lead researcher in Project Censored's number one story this year said. He wasn't talking about the climate catastrophe....

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Former Fair Bookkeeper Arrested by FBI in Embezzlement Case

Nina Tafarella posts $15K bail, slated to appear in SF court Dec. 6

(December 7, 2023) Former Humboldt County Fair Association bookkeeper Nina Tafarella was arrested by the FBI on a federal wire fraud warrant in Los Angeles County late last month and is free after...

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Flash Fiction 2023

Brief excursions

(November 30, 2023) Ninety-nine words don't sound like enough to draw you in, take you on a narrative trip, change your perspective or sketch a biography, but they can be. Entries in...

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'Game Changer'

Cal Poly Humboldt's degree program opens new doors for incarcerated students

(November 30, 2023) When the spring semester begins at Cal Poly Humboldt, a group of newly enrolled students in the university's Department of Communication will be taking their seats. But instead of sitting...

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PG&E Moves Forward with Eel River Dam Removal

Utility's plans have demolition starting as soon as 2028

(November 23, 2023) It now looks like two iconic North Coast rivers will flow dam free by the end of the decade. Just weeks after the first of four dams was removed from...

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Inside Bayview Heights

A unique project houses 25 local veterans with 25 recently homeless people with mental illness. It's proving complicated.

(November 16, 2023) It's a brisk, bright morning in early fall on Eureka's Fifth Street, where a small group of veterans have gathered in one of the common rooms at Bayview Heights, a...

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'Reclaiming Their Ancestral Lands'

As new condors ready for release others learn to make their way in the wild

(November 9, 2023) Editor’s note: While it took a little time, the three new condors were successfully released into the wild. The two females, B2 followed by B0, ventured out Wednesday, where...

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'Upside Down'

Mid-semester, Cal Poly Humboldt moves to enforce years-old policy, displace students living in vehicles on campus

(November 9, 2023) Maddy Montiel was between classes on the morning of Oct. 25, about eight weeks shy of graduating from Cal Poly Humboldt with an environmental science and management degree, when their...

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Gold Rush Outpost Now in Native Hands

After nearly two centuries, the Salmon River Outpost has become a hub for Indigenous community members

(November 2, 2023) Founded during the mid-1800s gold rush, the Salmon River Outpost is situated along a winding road in the mountains of Northern California. Once, it was a gathering place where...

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Judge Denies Dinsmore's Bid for Release

Resentencing hearing remains set for Jan. 8

(November 2, 2023) Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney has decided he doesn't have the authority to release Steven Dinsmore from custody pending a resentencing hearing in January, leaving the 48 year...

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Sharing their Stories

'You Can't Get Ahead': Humboldt residents lend their voices to statewide listening tour on poverty

(October 26, 2023) On a recent Friday night, about two dozen people sat around small tables in a room at Eureka's Jefferson Center, talking about the realities of living on the financial...

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Supes Talk Fire Insurance, Cannabis Tax Collection and Auctioning Off a Pistol

(October 26, 2023) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors moved forward Oct. 24 with a plan to collect a combined $16.3 million in past-due cannabis excise tax bills and permit fees. County Planning...

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Ghosts on the Tracks

All aboard the Haunted Rail Tour

(October 19, 2023) A railyard at night is already a spooky place, and even more so with the fog that's settled on Samoa and the shoulders of the roundhouse, blurring the riveted...

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Growers Seek to Remove Cannabis Initiative from Ballot

Lawsuit alleges 'sleight of hand,' violations of state elections code

(October 19, 2023) The Humboldt County Growers Alliance and seven local farmers have filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent an initiative that would dramatically reshape the county's cannabis cultivation regulations from appearing on...

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'Demonstrated His Rehabilitation'

Judge looks at electronic monitoring option for Dinsmore over prosecutor's objections

(October 19, 2023) During an Oct. 16 hearing with a lot of open questions and uncertainty, Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney made one thing clear. "I think Mr. Dinsmore has clearly...

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Former HumCo Fair Bookkeeper Indicted for Alleged 'Ghost Payroll' Scheme

(October 17, 2023) A federal grand jury has indicted the Humboldt County Fair Association's former bookkeeper on five counts of wire fraud stemming from an alleged embezzlement scheme that prosecutors believe saw her...

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