Community Responsibility

(July 16, 2020) A friend of the Journal recently said that opening one part of the country — or one part of the state — amid the COVID-19 pandemic is akin to having...

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Unease, Inaction and Time for Reckoning

(June 4, 2020) The video of police officer Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd joins a heartbreaking library of footage of the abuse and death of Black Americans at the hands of those...

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Privileged Protest

(May 28, 2020) By now, just about everyone has seen the photograph. It's of a brunette white woman standing on the Humboldt County Courthouse lawn with a smattering of American flags in...

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The Cost of COVID

(May 21, 2020) It feels as though loss has come to surround us lately. Our children have lost the opportunity to go to school, tear through playgrounds, have playdates, finish their sports seasons,...

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Wear the Damn Mask

(May 14, 2020) I often tell my kids, perhaps more frequently since we've all been on lockdown together, "Be as good as you can be, not as bad as you can get away...

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A Nation of Laws

(May 7, 2020) It was the nation's second president, John Adams, who said, "We are a nation of laws, not of men." It is one of the lights that guides this experiment of...

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Each Other

(April 23, 2020) "Honestly, that's what we've got. We've got each other." David Cobb was talking to the Journal about Cooperation Humboldt, the nonprofit he co-founded, and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Saving Each Other

Each of us can save lives. Right now.

(April 9, 2020) It's no stretch to say that we in Humboldt County — and the rest of the country — stand on the precipice, facing the very real threat of widespread death...

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Together Apart

Keeping community and our distance

(March 26, 2020) As of 12:01 a.m. March 20, Humboldt County residents have been ordered to shelter in place, sitting tight at home to protect one another from the spread of COVID-19,...

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This is Very Real

(March 19, 2020) As the full reality of the COVID-19 pandemic washed over California and the United States the weekend of March 14, prompting virtually all Humboldt County schools to shutter indefinitely and...

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Cliff, the N-word and Missed Opportunities

(March 5, 2020) At the end of a Feb. 17 interview with the Times-Standard editorial board, First District supervisorial candidate Cliff Berkowitz used the N-word. He didn't direct it at anyone or tell...

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Justice for Josiah

(February 27, 2020) In our collective years covering crime in Humboldt County, a hard truth we've come to realize is that justice is rare — even rarer in a courtroom. The criminal justice...

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'Off the Ride'

(January 30, 2020) In so many ways, last week's cover story ("'Tarnished'") should reinforce people's faith in the Eureka Police Department. The story, based on the internal affairs investigation that sustained allegations...

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The Time is Now

(December 26, 2019) On this very page, we closed 2018 by noting it would be remembered as the year it became increasingly clear the president of the United States "repeatedly puts personal gain...

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Protect Tsakiyuwit, Deny Terra-Gen's Wind Farm

(November 21, 2019) Long before there was a company named Terra-Gen, an electrical grid or climate crisis threatening the planet, the Humboldt Bay region was inhabited by Wiyot people — as many as...

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