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Former County Building Inspector Sentenced to One Year in Jail, Two Years Felony Probation for Soliciting Bribes

(October 18, 2021) Patrick William McTigue was sentenced to serve one year in jail, two years of felony probation and ordered to pay restitution to his victims after pleading guilty to one count...

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Public Health Confirms 56 New COVID-19 Cases

(October 18, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that it has confirmed 56 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, with no new related hospitalizations or deaths. The new cases come after laboratories processed...

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Port Backlogs Sum up California’s COVID Crisis

(October 18, 2021) The extent to which California’s — and the country and world’s — challenges are interconnected was exemplified by President Joe Biden’s Wednesday announcement that the ports of Los Angeles...

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Here Comes the Rain ... and Snow

(October 17, 2021) A cold front is ushering in a taste of winter this afternoon, with moderate rainfall possible and even snow at higher elevations, according to the Eureka office of the...

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NCJ Preview: Vaccines and County Staff, Police Shooting Footage and Restoring the Eureka Theater

(October 16, 2021) This week we're looking at why the board of supervisors declined to require vaccines for county employees, going for weekly testing for the unvaccinated instead. We're also going into what's...

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Public Health Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases; FDA Recommends Emergency Authorization Use of J&J Booster Dose

(October 15, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases, with no additional deaths or hospitalizations reported. Public Health also reported that an advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend the FDA...

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Hospitals Brace for Strikes as California Workers Protest Staff Shortages

(October 15, 2021) As weary health care workers across California enter the 19th month of the pandemic, thousands are walking off the job and onto the picket line, demanding more staffing. The...

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County Marks 9,000th COVID-19 Case

(October 14, 2021) Public Health confirmed 20 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing Humboldt County past a total of 9,000 cases, while also confirming a new hospitalization. The new cases come after laboratories...

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Humboldt Residents Could See a Change in Representation Under Draft Redistricting Maps

(October 14, 2021) Humboldt County residents’ representation on the board of supervisors, in Congress and in the state Legislature is on the line as two commissions look at redrawing boundaries of those...

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Huffman, Ocasio-Cortez Hosting Town Hall on 'Build Back Better'

(October 14, 2021) North Coast Representative Jared Huffman will join fellow Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York at a virtual townhall on Friday afternoon with a focus on the "Build Back Better"...

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Two More HumCo Residents Die of COVID-19

(October 13, 2021) Two more Humboldt County residents have died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while confirming 48 new cases of the virus. The county has now recorded 10 COVID-19 deaths...

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How Much Do Wildfires Really Cost California’s Economy?

(October 13, 2021) Not a single structure burned down in the city of South Lake Tahoe. And yet, the threat of the fast approaching Caldor Fire cost surrounding El Dorado County tens...

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Supes Decline Employee Vaccine Mandate, Push Forward With Testing Policy

(October 12, 2021) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this afternoon to move forward with a policy requiring all county employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 to undergo weekly testing...

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Public Health Confirms 5 New COVID-19 Cases, One New Hospitalization

(October 12, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed five new COVID-19 cases today and one new hospitalization. The new cases come after laboratories processed 285 samples with a test-positivity rate of 1.8...

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770 New Laws Coming to California

(October 12, 2021) You’d be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California’s college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los...

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Public Health Confirms Three Hospitalizations and 99 New Cases

(October 11, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported 99 new COVID-19 cases with three new hospitalizations, including one person in their 60s and two people in their 70s. The new cases come after...

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Richard 'Rich' Olson 1939-2021

(October 11, 2021) Richard “Rich” Olson, 81, was born Dec. 20, 1939, in Hettinger North Dakota to Rose Wandler and Wriley Irwin. He passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in his...

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death in Blue Lake

(October 11, 2021) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man found by a trail near Taylor Way and the Mad River Levee in Blue Lake just before...

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Ethnic Studies Becomes Graduation Requirement for California Students

(October 11, 2021) After a years-long battle reignited in recent months by controversies over misunderstandings of critical race theory, California students will soon be required to take ethnic studies to graduate high...

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Gusty Winds Expected to Increase Tonight, Last until Tuesday

(October 10, 2021) The Eureka office of the National Weather Service reports that today's blustery winds are expected to increase tonight and last into Tuesday, with gusts up to 35 mph along...

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