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Re: “Get to Work

I too am disappointed that Building Trades is being taking out. This class exposes the kids to many areas of the working world that they can get into. Our country and county need ALL kinds of jobs to round out the work force. Why not set the kids up to succeed in life not to fail. We have college courses. We also need classes for the kids that are not college bound to expose them to possibllities of future jobs.! Don't get rid of building trades.

Posted by Rita Anne on 06/23/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Get to Work

So well written, Amy! I appreciated your thorough background as well as the real life impact of Building Trades current status.

Posted by ldutra on 06/23/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “'Undermined'

The blind arrogance of Humboldt County's Board of Supervisors is by itself a disservice to everybody. They repeatedly represent nothing more than cash grabbers, treating their constituents like piggy banks, always available to shake a few more dollars out of us. Our cost of living is going up very fast because of them.

Posted by Face it, the Supes Suck. on 06/23/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Get to Work

Thanks, Lynn! I was so pleased to be able to tell that story.

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Posted by Amy Beth Barnes on 06/23/2017 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Get to Work

Great story Amy and I liked your cover shot!

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Posted by Lynn Kelsey Leishman on 06/22/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “'Undermined'

County Counsel is also a bit of an odd bird. He had been practicing law in Nevada but it looks like his 'office' was actually a space rented in the office of another law firm. He, however, was in favor of marijuana legalization and had close ties to the Black community and had been elected to serve one year as the head of the Reno NAACP.
Older ads for when he was practicing in Nevada don't make him seem to be the kind of lawyer usually hired to represent a California county.
I do hope that there isn't someone on the BoS who is making Humboldt a dumping ground for out-of-work lawyers.

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 06/22/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “'Undermined'

This story glosses over what I think is one of the weirdest aspects of the BOS's hiring of Mr. Marcus: he was not the candidate recommended by the advisory panel.(https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2017/03/07/supes-support-marcus-face-lawsuit-by-weeks-end)

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Posted by Ed Borg on 06/22/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Unpopular Opinions

Linda Stansbury's pieces really nail it. Great job Linda! Oh and didn't you get that sourdough starter from me?

Posted by Marna Powell on 06/19/2017 at 10:20 PM

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