The Time is Now

(December 26, 2019) On this very page, we closed 2018 by noting it would be remembered as the year it became increasingly clear the president of the United States "repeatedly puts personal gain...

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Protect Tsakiyuwit, Deny Terra-Gen's Wind Farm

(November 21, 2019) Long before there was a company named Terra-Gen, an electrical grid or climate crisis threatening the planet, the Humboldt Bay region was inhabited by Wiyot people — as many as...

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Crossed Lines

(November 7, 2019) Imagine police are responding to a report of a man with a gun. Three officers pull up to find the man standing on a sidewalk. They all exit their patrol...

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The Need to Study Weed

(January 16, 2020) The head of the federal government's medical research agency told C-SPAN recently that cannabis' status as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act prevents scientists from researching its...

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'A Very Groundbreaking Thing'

(January 9, 2020) Want to invest in a cannabis farm? Well, all you have to do is buy some stock. Santa Cruz-based Goldenseed has become the first cannabis farm in the nation to...

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New Laws and Greening the Senate

(January 2, 2020) If you spent New Year's Eve rolling around town smoking joints in the back of a party bus, you may have had a rude awakening after the clock struck...

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Welcome to the Launch of MDVL

A Middle Ages-inspired wellness and lifestyle brand

(January 16, 2020) Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for joining me here in this muddy field for the launch of MDVL. I'm sure some of you rolled your eyes when you got...

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Happy Holidays from the O'Briens! 

(December 19, 2019) Dear Friends and Family, Once again it's that time of year when I curl up with a glass of eggnog in front of the fire and share what our family...

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Save the Date: PG&E Blackout Reveal Parties

(November 21, 2019) Last month's Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Humboldt County taught all of us here at PG&E a number of valuable lessons. First and foremost was that our communication flow with...

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A Reasonable Ask

Why can't we have affordable healthcare, America?

(January 16, 2020) I place another log in the wood stove, sit down at my dining table, mug of hot coffee at my fingertips. The fire puts out a steady warmth. Windows fill...

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Terra-Gen Electrified the Conversation. What Now?

(January 16, 2020) Terra-Gen's Humboldt Wind Project was flawed but it would have offered this: a large and sudden pulse of low-carbon energy, enough to fill approximately 56 percent of Humboldt's total electricity...

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The (Single-Payer) Elephant in the Room

(December 5, 2019) There's the ancient Buddhist story about blind men describing an elephant. One grasps the tail: "An elephant is like a rope." One has an ear: "An elephant is flat...

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The Invasion of Ole King Tide

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Mideast Policy

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Yes We Can ... Drive 55

(January 16, 2020) Editor: Once again, Mitch Trachtenberg has hit the nail on the head about Terra-Gen (Mailbox, Dec. 26, 2019). And Lynn Robbins added five important words to his argument, "curb our...

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(January 16, 2020) Editor: My favorite Torgerson has been matched by that guy in the back ("Evolution Isn't Progress," Dec. 18, 2019). "Evolution is a random process!" Ha ha ha! Convergent evolution should convince...

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'Love to All'

(January 16, 2020) Editor: To you Peter Childs (Mailbox, Jan. 2), I wish a wonderful, enlightening and renewable Winter Solstice and a Happy Hanukkah; also, from an agnostic like me, a Happy New...

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