Physicians for Single Payer

(January 11, 2018) Our current profit-driven health care system is closing physician practices and burning out doctors. The average American physician spends nearly nine hours a week wrangling with insurance companies and the...

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I Sent an Email with a Period Instead of an Exclamation Mark and Everyone Died

(December 14, 2017) This happened at my former employer and only now, years later, do I feel like I can speak about it. I'm not making excuses and I still take full responsibility...

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The Week in Weed

A Zealot's Stand

(January 11, 2018) California had its mellow harshed a bit last week when, just days after cannabis became legal for recreational users, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions announced he was rescinding Obama-era...

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The Weed Gets Freed

(January 4, 2018) Dozens lined up on Eureka's F Street on New Year's morning, waiting to become the first people in Humboldt County to legally purchase recreational cannabis. Laura Montagna was the first...

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A Brief Consumer's Guide to Legal Weed

(December 28, 2017) The day is almost here, after months of planning and speculation and decades of anticipation. On Jan. 1, Californians over the age of 21 who just want to get high...

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What a Year

(December 28, 2017) On Nov. 26 President Trump tweeted that he had turned down the "offer" to be Time magazine's Person of the Year for the second year in a row. Long-term...

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Civility Matters

(December 28, 2017) A few weeks back, we posted a guest opinion piece on our website from the chair of the local Republican Party, John Schutt Jr., weighing in on the special U.S....

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Media Maven

The General Concerns

(November 2, 2017) Seeing The General at Arcata High School last month totally changed how I view the Civil War. The silent film about a battle between the Confederate and Union armies premiered...

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'The Jury Heard It All'

Why a new trial won't change the outcome of the Borges wrongful death lawsuit

(January 11, 2018) I read Thadeus Greenson's Dec. 2 posting on the Borges defendants' motions for judgment and/or a new trial ("County Swaps Attorneys, Challenges $2.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict"). I waited until...

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That Rooster Never Bothered Me

(January 11, 2018) Editor: After reading your article on "Something to Crow About" (Dec. 21, 2017), I felt the need to comment. I have lived in this unincorporated area of Humboldt County for...

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Knocking on Wood for Single Payer

(January 11, 2018) Editor: I identify as part of the "small" very vocal group Dr. Jim Wood refers to in "Setting the Record Straight," (Dec. 28, 2017). Whenever people say that there are insurmountable...

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Honor and Praise Native People

(January 11, 2018) Editor: There is a tremendous amount of sick sniveling going on here in Liberal Country. The column by Tony Platt ("Trinidad, Do the Right Thing," Jan. 4) goes on with...

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A Question of Counsel

(January 4, 2018) Editor: During the Public Defender Fiasco of 2017 — which began when the Board of Supervisors hired the incompetent David Marcus as chief public defender — the board received legal...

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    • I have had dealings with the public defenders office and it's investigative staff, both of…

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    • Waste of taxpayers dollars on an engineer who was hard up for money.... It doesn't…

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    • Who really thinks it's a good idea that the Trinidad city council support's relocating the…

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