Plenty of Canni, No Fest

Plenty of Canni, No Fest

(June 14, 2018) It's official. Humboldt County — long considered the heart of California's marijuana country — will not have a cannabis festival in the foreseeable future. The Ferndale Enterprise reported this...

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A Word from the Lying Media

(June 7, 2018) We live in a media landscape that's far more complicated than any in human history. Here in Humboldt County — in addition to the litany of national and local...

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News from Home

(April 19, 2018) As we gape and cringe at cable news chyrons, push notifications and presidential tweets — sweet mother of Murrow, the tweets — it's easy to think of national stories as...

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We Are Humboldt — All of Us

(April 12, 2018) We see it overtly in online comments sections, the sentiment that "if they don't like it here, they should leave." And we see it subtly in things like the recently...

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The Week in Weed

Why We Weed

(June 7, 2018) We hear it when we release our annual cannabis issue — Isn't every issue the cannabis issue? — and we hear it at some point in just about each...

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A Gubernatorial Pot Primer

(May 31, 2018) When Californians head to the polls Tuesday the cannabis industry won't be on the ballot but it has a lot at stake. Most notably, the state's next governor will oversee...

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Hold My Oreo, There's Weed to Smoke

(May 24, 2018) With little fanfare, the state of California released its revised cannabis industry regulations last week. The updated regs are largely seen as a baby step between the initial rules released...

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Facebook Update

(June 7, 2018) Hello. Mark Zuckerberg here with a few announcements about our Facebook community. Call me Mark, though. Many humans call me Mark. Just kidding. About the humans. It's been a...

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The Cat Would Like to Open a Dialogue

(May 31, 2018) Let me start by saying I am here to listen and this is a safe space. I want you to know that and feel comfortable. Maybe you could start by...

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Realistic Sex Robots to Save Us All

A word from your friends at HotBotix Engineering

(May 17, 2018) The Southern Poverty Law Center has categorized "incels," involuntarily celibate men who share and promote a virulently misogynist and violent ideology, as a male supremacist hate group. Self-proclaimed members of...

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Why I'm Pulling My Support from KHSU After 25 Years

(June 14, 2018) I first heard of Katie Whiteside's firing from my dear old Mom and thought to myself, "You must have heard it wrong. No, that just can't be." After a few...

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Media Basics for Activists

(June 7, 2018) You have a cause. It's important. You might think that alone would spark media interest. And yet you find your emails going unanswered, your events uncovered, your press releases...

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A Real Answer to the Single-Payer Debate

(May 24, 2018) We pay taxes and local fees for water, sewage, garbage and protection, for essential services and infrastructure — an expected, rational cost for the common good. But there is one...

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Media Maven

Sinclairly Yours

(June 7, 2018) Hi, I'm Marcy Burstiner. My greatest responsibility is to serve my community. I am extremely proud of the quality, balanced journalism that I produce, but I'm concerned about the...

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'Incomparably Magnificent'

(June 14, 2018) Editor: You think anyone would dare pitch you a humor column after reading the incomparably magnificent "The Cat Would Like to Open a Dialogue" (May 31) by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill?...

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'Cancel Your Contributions'

(June 14, 2018) Editor: Regarding the firing of longtime KHSU employee Katie Whiteside ("Consternation at KHSU," June 7), though I, along with many others, have emailed, written and/or called KHSU General Manager Peter...

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Good News

(June 14, 2018) Editor: Your June 7 paper, "The Media Literacy Issue," is fantastic. Thank you so much for putting this out. It is very necessary. Every article, "A Word From the Lying...

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