The Silent Compromise

The Silent Compromise

(November 16, 2017) It was with a great sense of disappointment that I sat down in the Wharfinger Building on Nov. 13 and watched Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming publicly unveil...

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Stop Passing Notes!

(November 2, 2017) Dean Glaser hit the nail on the head. It was back in April and the Fortuna city councilman was responding to a Journal California Public Records Act request seeking...

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Meet Robert Hager

(October 26, 2017) I don't think I'll ever forget the first time I met Robert Hager. It was about a year ago, a balmy Friday morning in September, and I showed up at...

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The Choices We Make

(October 5, 2017) Here at the Journal, we pride ourselves on being hyper local. With few exceptions, we throw our limited resources into covering what's going on in and around Humboldt County, covering...

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The Best and Worst of Us

(September 7, 2017) In the face of natural disaster, the very best of humanity has been on display in Houston, Texas. People formed human chains across floodwaters to reach a man in...

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Where We Left Off

(August 24, 2017) The faces of Humboldt State University are changing and that's a good thing. For everyone. It's almost impossible to overstate HSU's impact on Humboldt County. First, there are the raw...

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Why we are Charlottesville and Charlottesville is us

(August 17, 2017) It was with a deepening sense of horror that we watched the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, unfold last weekend, giving generations-old images of hate and violence new 21st century...

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A Culture of Civility

(June 22, 2017) Do you have an inalienable right to anonymously spew hate speech in our comments section or anyone else's? That's a question that's been thrown around a lot lately, mostly...

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Winning Your Attention

(June 1, 2017) Have we ever looked more critically at the news? You can't throw a crumpled up newspaper without hitting a think piece on journalism as an instrument of propaganda or the...

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'A Fundamental and Necessary Right'

(May 25, 2017) The basic premise of the California Public Records Act is simple, articulated in a single sentence in its preamble: "Access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is...

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The Lens of Experience

How our lives shape the way we see the Lawson killing

(May 18, 2017) It's been with great sadness and a lingering sense of hope that I've watched news of David Josiah Lawson's killing and its aftermath reverberate through Humboldt County. No matter...

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Let's Talk About Rex

(April 13, 2017) Humboldt County First District Supervisor Rex Bohn just really doesn't seem to get it. Now, I qualify that claim since we haven't had a chance to have a good,...

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There's No Way Around It

(April 6, 2017) As you'll read in this week's cover story, Last Chance Grade — the failing 3-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 just south of Crescent City — sits on what's called...

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A Newsroom Without Women

(March 16, 2017) I spent #ADayWithoutAWoman at work. Not because I don't support the cause; I do. But, like many women, striking is not an option at my job. So instead, I'd...

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Yes, Another Pot Story

(March 16, 2017) I can hear you groaning. Yes, not only is it another local media story devoted to cannabis but it's virtually an entire issue on the subject. I get it....

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Out of Order

(February 23, 2017) Let's get one thing out of the way: I hope David Marcus succeeds. I want him to take the helm of what is already a strong office and make...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: The Silent Compromise

    • Your job Thadeus, is to whip up interest,where there is none, in whatever story you…

    • on November 19, 2017
  • Re: Stop Passing Notes!

    • Dear NCJ, We really need to focus on IMPORTANT things, not random, monotonous, private conversations…

    • on November 3, 2017
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    • You're continuing the problem by making this and everything else about race even when it…

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