Game Changer

Game Changer

State bill brings sweeping changes for cannabis industry

(June 22, 2017) With little fanfare, state lawmakers passed a landmark bill last week that will have reverberating impacts on the state's budding marijuana industry. Attached to the Legislature's votes on the state...

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The Week in Weed

A Cannabis Chasm

(June 15, 2017) Community Development Director Rob Holmlund found himself navigating some strange territory last week while taking the Eureka City Council's input on the future of recreation marijuana in the city....

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Home-court Advantage

(June 8, 2017) Get your shovel ready — the days of buried cannabis cash may soon come to an end. Congress is set to consider a bipartisan amendment that would allow federally regulated...

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Follow the Money

(June 1, 2017) While hitting the bong might make it harder for you to remember where you put your keys, it may make it easier for grandma to find hers, according to a...

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A Culture of Civility

(June 22, 2017) Do you have an inalienable right to anonymously spew hate speech in our comments section or anyone else's? That's a question that's been thrown around a lot lately, mostly...

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Media Maven

Land of the Free and Uncomfortable

(May 4, 2017) If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. That's the maxim my parents and teachers taught me. Somewhere along the line, that turned into this: If someone...

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Black Lives and Good Faith

(June 15, 2017) Last week, the Humboldt Bay Fire District Joint Powers Authority told firefighter Matt McFarland after a hearing that he can't wear a small Black Lives Matter pin on his...

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About the Fourth Estate

(June 22, 2017) Editor: Mr. Rick Brennan in the June 8 edition (Mailbox) claims that "The press is the enemy of the people..." This view is directly opposed to the founders' views about...

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What's that Smell?

(June 22, 2017) Editor: According to a Ryan Burns article posted June 14 on the Lost Coast Outpost, Journal Publisher Judy Hodgson recently spoke to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and "urged...

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(June 22, 2017) Editor: I have lived in Humboldt County for 37 years and I have known Mr. Blaze Boyle both as a friend and employer for about 20 years ("Masterpiece," June 8)....

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In Condemnation of MSG

(June 22, 2017) Editor: I am not sure if you had an article about the negatives of MSG but since you are defending it ("In Defense of MSG," June 15), I would like...

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