Better Together

(December 13, 2018) On this week's cover, you'll find an expansive story that spills more than 4,500 words trying to explain Humboldt County's housing shortage and what it means. It's the product of...

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Fight for Trans Rights

(November 8, 2018) Trans rights are human rights, civil rights. It's that simple. Consequently, the Trump administration's recent move to narrowly define gender as an "immutable" condition determined by genitalia at birth...

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New Fairgrounds Lease Leaves the Public in the Dark

(October 25, 2018) In case you missed it, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors decided Oct. 16 that you don't get to have input into how the county fairgrounds are operated or...

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We All Need a Hero

(October 11, 2018) When my 6-year-old daughter was afraid to put her head and face under water during swim class recently, I explained what it means to be brave. I said bravery isn't...

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The Marlboro Man Cometh

(December 13, 2018) Just about every year I've worked as a reporter in Humboldt County, the rumor has made its way into my newsroom: Philip Morris is buying up local properties, looking to...

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Testing and Taxes

(December 6, 2018) The state of California is in the midst of its first large-scale cannabis testing scandal. Sequoia Analytical Labs, based in Sacramento, was one of just 44 licensed testing facilities...

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Canada Comes Knocking for Cannabis

(November 29, 2018) Canadian companies are starting to show a lot of interest in North Coast cannabis. On Nov. 27, Vancouver-based Chemistree Technology Inc. announced that it has entered into a "strategic partnership"...

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Mindful Bitchface

(October 18, 2018) After a lifetime of strangers scurrying from my path, coworkers asking if I'm angry with them and people looking back at me with a panicked "What?" I accepted my diagnosis....

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The Right Time to Come Forward with Your Sexual Assault

(October 4, 2018) So you've been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual contact — what the U.S. Bureau of Justice defines as sexual assault. The Centers for Disease Control estimates you're...

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Don't Let Access Humboldt Go the Way of Net Neutrality

(December 6, 2018) Humboldt is in grave danger of losing its public access television station. Operated by Access Humboldt, the station is the sole outlet for the artist who creates her own video...

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One Native's Perspective on Turkey Day

(November 22, 2018) The fourth Thursday in November is always a special day in many Native households. For most it's about time off from work (if they have a job as the national...

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Facing the Wind

A fisherman's take on offshore wind

(October 18, 2018) Local fishermen are on the verge of forever losing local fishing grounds to wind power as California trades one renewable resource (seafood) for another (electricity). The state of California and...

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Return to Indian Island

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It's Your Turn

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Feeling Blue

(December 13, 2018) Editor: Whew! This well-done story about the gang-related killing of Jesús Romero-Garcia dredeged up many feelings ("Blue on Blue," Dec. 6)! Jesús was a Sunny Brae student of mine. Despite...

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Kudos and Action

(December 13, 2018) Editor: Excellent and useful article! ("Don't Let Access Humboldt Go the Way of Net Neutrality," Dec. 6.) It took me a full day following up, searching for and reading pertinent ...

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Coming Together

(December 13, 2018) Editor: If we want to be less divided, I suggest we not insult people by implying that their opinions are the result of brainwashing (Mailbox, Nov. 29). Perhaps students fear...

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