'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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Crossed Lines

(November 7, 2019) Imagine police are responding to a report of a man with a gun. Three officers pull up to find the man standing on a sidewalk. They all exit their patrol...

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In the Dark and On Our Own

(October 31, 2019) Well, that new normal sure hit quick, huh? The Public Safety Power Shutoffs, which first swept over Humboldt County with minimal notice when it was thrust into 28 hours...

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Following Eureka's Lead

(October 24, 2019) When researching our Jan. 24 cover story "We're Coming Home" about the city of Eureka returning Duluwat Island to the Wiyot Tribe 159 years after it was stolen, we came...

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(October 17, 2019) Ignorance is no longer an excuse, if it ever was. In the wake of the PG&E blackout that darkened Humboldt County for some 28 hours last week, two things should...

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In Praise of Sunshine

(September 26, 2019) They say sunshine is the best disinfectant and North Coast readers need only look at Senate Bill 1421 for evidence. The landmark police transparency law, which the California Legislature passed...

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We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

(September 12, 2019) Now and then, the Associated Press, which dictates the grammar and style for most American newspapers, sends us updates on its rules and guidelines. Mostly we follow them. AP Style...

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31 Points About Mass Shootings

(August 8, 2019) We were at a loss for words. Two shootings — in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — in less than 24 hours. Thirty-one dead. Fifty-one injured. As information...

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Dog Whistles and Racists Among Us

(July 18, 2019) Over the past week, we've heard two dog whistles blown loudly, one via the bulletin board at a local coffee shop and the other through the Twitter account of...

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Wagging the Dog

(June 13, 2019) There are currently six people whom Eureka voters have entrusted to make city decisions on their behalf. Five councilmembers and a mayor. That's it. But these six people —...

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'Incredibly Disappointing'

(May 16, 2019) Two days and 600 miles apart, a pair of governing bodies held very different conversations about the need for local input into development decisions that will impact Humboldt County for...

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Journal Snags a Dozen Awards

(May 9, 2019) We at the Journal find ourselves with some thanks to pass around. We're gratified on a weekly basis when you pick up our new edition, finding that it adds some...

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Good Night and Good Luck

(April 18, 2019) It's no secret that KHSU had been in some state of turmoil since the seemingly abrupt firing of longtime operations and program director Katie Whiteside last May, and more...

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