Ryan Burns 
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Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

Recent Articles

  • Unequal Opportunities
  • Unequal Opportunities

    Behind the ACLU's allegations of racial, sexual and disability discrimination in local schools
    • Jan 2, 2014
  • Last Days of the Surfing DA
  • Last Days of the Surfing DA

    Heading into his final year in office, Paul Gallegos talks politics, family and The Smiths
    • Jan 2, 2014
  • Systematically Misled

    • Dec 26, 2013
  • More »

    Recent Comments

    Re: “Pot POWs

    @Rimson: Yes, I have a letter from one of the inmates at Sheridan, but I haven't gotten permission to print it.

    Posted by Ryan Burns on 12/11/2013 at 4:56 PM

    Re: “Chet Albin Will Be Eureka's Next Councilmember

    @Mike Buettner: Albin will be up for reelection next year. If reelected twice he could potentially serve for nine years. On the other hand, he could lose next year and wind up serving just a single year.

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 12/10/2013 at 9:57 AM

    Re: “Dropping Off Unwanted Babies OK, Plastic Bags Not OK in Arcata

    That's a good point, Jay. Don't blame the author, though. The stupid, insensitive headline was mine, and I thank you for mocking it. I meant no disrespect to the program, which, I agree, deserves kudos.

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 12/06/2013 at 5:52 PM

    Re: “Liberation at Last

    @narf1: "I hope most of this is sarcasm..."

    It is.

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 11/26/2013 at 10:53 AM

    Re: “Meet Your Next Eureka Councilmember via Facebook, Vol. 3

    @Gabriele Fellows: Yes.

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 11/22/2013 at 5:56 PM

    Re: “UPDATED: Billboard Company Unleashes Lawyers Who Use Big Words

    Click the "trying to attain" link above: "The leases for many of the billboards are long-expired, but the billboard companies keep sending checks, and cashing them implicitly extends the lease. Such was the case with the NCRA for years until the mid-1990s, when they stopped cashing the checks -- only to start up again a few years later when the agency was strapped for cash. Though still struggling financially, the NCRA stopped cashing the checks again in 2006."

    8 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 11/11/2013 at 1:57 PM

    Re: “NCRA Director Gives Agency a Withering Indictment on his Way Out the Door

    Sure thing, Daniel. I've added both documents (above).

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Ryan Burns on 10/11/2013 at 9:56 AM

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