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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Roll the Tapes. All of Them.

(February 16, 2017) It really shouldn't be this hard. This week's cover story examining the prosecution of Adam Laird is the culmination of years of work. But that's not to say the...

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Dear Shlomo,

(December 22, 2016) I realize you might be a feeling a bit picked on at the moment, seeing our second cover story about your Humboldt County holdings in the last three months....

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(December 15, 2016) Forty-four. The number itself is so staggering that we decided to use it as the headline for this week's cover story about Eureka's Dec. 6 officer-involved shooting. In our collective...

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Art and protest

(November 24, 2016) This weekend the story about Vice President-elect Mike Pence getting booed by the audience and lectured by the cast at Hamilton, as well as President-elect Trump's tweet-fit over it, dominated...

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Let's Get to Work

(November 17, 2016) Over the last week, many have commented that they no longer recognize America or they find themselves waking up in a different country. It's a sentiment that was expressed...

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Who's Driving the Bus, Eureka?

(October 6, 2016) The city of Eureka just made a very big decision, one that could change the law in California and ultimately cost city taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. So...

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You and Me and the Keys

(September 22, 2016) The first step is admitting we have a problem. But we can't seem to get past the anger. Humboldt's headlines last week were dominated by news of Marcia Kitchen,...

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