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Public Health Reports 10 New COVID-19 Cases, Two New Hospitalizations

(October 21, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and two new hospitalizations today. But the low case tally — which brings the count's total for the week to...

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Arcata Council Casts 'No Confidence Vote' After Removing Mayor for'Alleged Behaviors'

(October 21, 2021) The Arcata City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to remove Brett Watson from the position of mayor and followed up the decision with a no confidence vote in his ability...

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Rain to Cause Rising Rivers; Localized Flooding, Slides Possible

(October 21, 2021) One storm down and three more to go.  Humboldt County is expected to be rainy through the weekend with the heaviest of the events arriving on Sunday, according to...

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Public Health Confirms One COVID-19 Death, One Hospitalization, 23 New Cases

(October 20, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health today confirmed one new COVID-19 death in a resident in their 80s, one hospitalization of a resident in their 60s and 23 new cases. Today's death...

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Newsom Declares Drought Emergency Across California

(October 20, 2021) Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California, as conservation efforts continue to fall far short of state targets. Newsom also authorized...

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Public Health Reports Another COVID-19 Death, Five New Hospitalizations

(October 19, 2021) Another Humboldt County resident has died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while confirming 42 new cases of the virus and five new hospitalizations, including one of a child...

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Arcata Council Set to Select a New Mayor, Vice Mayor

(October 19, 2021) Arcata Mayor Brett Watson has not submitted a resignation letter but the city council is scheduled to select his replacement and chose a new vice mayor during a special...

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Two Storms Heading This Way

(October 19, 2021) Another round of rain is headed this way, with the first in a one-two punch of storms expected to hit this evening, followed by a stronger front later in...

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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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