Time to Talk

(September 16, 2021) A can of chewing tobacco, a Sprite and the promise of a meal — that's what it took to bring an hours-long standoff with an armed fugitive to a peaceful...

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Failing the Test

(September 2, 2021) If you simply look at COVID-19 as a stress test, there's no denying that Humboldt County, as a community, is failing. It's not just the numbers, which are awful. After...

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Listen to Jon

(August 12, 2021) The woman's voice was unflinchingly confident as she spoke, addressing the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors during public comment. "It is unscientific," she said of the creation of three different...

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Welcome Back to Book Club

(September 23, 2021) Greetings, everyone! I know I said hosting book club would have to wait for our local case numbers to drop and vaccination rates to go up, but now that Scott...

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What the Seven Stages of Severe COVID-19 Look Like Up Close

(September 9, 2021) I'm a respiratory therapist. With the fourth wave of the pandemic in full swing, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patients I see, from admission...

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It's Not a War, It's Biology

(September 2, 2021) The pandemic has brought forth the language of war: We must fight back against the virus, engage in battles, attack the enemy. It's nonsense: Pandemics are biochemistry. Perhaps treating them...

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Summer Fun for Kids

Creative activities to do together at home

(July 22, 2021) Summer's finally here, school's out and kids are at home ... again. The days are now as long as they're going to get and all that evening light is exciting,...

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Robert Durst

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Good Ole Sporting Events

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'Hey, Not Here'

(September 23, 2021) Editor: Having lived in the Trinidad area for more than 40 years, Martin Smuckler's recent letter regarding our trash/litter situation struck a chord in my heart (Mailbox, Sept. 2). When...

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'In Solidarity'

(September 23, 2021) Editor: We on the steering committee of Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) are writing in enthusiastic support of the proposed name change for Patrick's Point State Park...

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Stop That Train

(September 23, 2021) Editor: An anonymous group has been romancing members of our Board of Supervisors in an effort to kill the Great Redwood Trail, and have already filed a request to kill...

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