In Praise of Sunshine

(September 26, 2019) They say sunshine is the best disinfectant and North Coast readers need only look at Senate Bill 1421 for evidence. The landmark police transparency law, which the California Legislature passed...

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We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

(September 12, 2019) Now and then, the Associated Press, which dictates the grammar and style for most American newspapers, sends us updates on its rules and guidelines. Mostly we follow them. AP Style...

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31 Points About Mass Shootings

(August 8, 2019) We were at a loss for words. Two shootings — in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — in less than 24 hours. Thirty-one dead. Fifty-one injured. As information...

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Ryan's Law

(October 11, 2019) There's a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that could radically change end-of-life care options for some patients in California hospitals. Senate Bill 305, which passed both chambers of...

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Make Greta Proud

(September 26, 2019) There's been a lot of attention on global climate change this week, what with Greta Thunberg's fiery, scornful speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 23 and the...

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Banking and Vaping

(September 19, 2019) The U.S House of Representatives will vote later this month on a bipartisan bill designed to allow cannabis businesses access to the federal banking system, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer...

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The Cat Would Like to Offer an Apology

(September 26, 2019) Good morning. You're probably wondering why I'm here, just a few minutes before dawn, with my full weight pressing down on your chest and my extended claws resting lightly...

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New Baby Names

(September 12, 2019) Naming your baby can be a daunting task. After all, it's literally how they'll introduce themselves to the world in person and on résumés. You need something you can coo...

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A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

(August 15, 2019) In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, by a white supremacist gunman who left a violent, racist manifesto before he murdered 22 people, Fox News...

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The Unraveling of the Times-Standard

(October 3, 2019) It's difficult to watch what's been happening at the Times-Standard over the last several months, even from my seat on the sidelines. If you're unaware, the region's only daily...

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Cannabis Raids and Our Economy

(September 19, 2019) Speakers at the Sept. 10 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting expressed concerns about recent sheriff's office cannabis raids and the extreme costs and long timelines needed to get grows...

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'Some Urgency'

Supes tap citizens group to join Climate Action Plan process

(September 19, 2019) At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, First District Supervisor Rex Bohn introduced a measure calling for the creation of a citizen advisory council on...

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Getting Cut

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Believe there is good in the world

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'Simple Acts'

(October 11, 2019) Editor: For those individuals concerned for the Earth, I have a few simple things anyone can do right now (NCJ Daily, Sept. 26). Plant a tree, pick up a bag...

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(October 11, 2019) Editor: As British investigative journalist George Monbiot remarked, calling our planet's temperature increase "climate change" is like describing an invading army as "unexpected guests." The children striking on the Arcata...

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(October 11, 2019) Editor: Ah, the relief when news broke that the Eureka Trucker's Parade had no sponsor this year; this fuel-wasting, folksy tradition would die a natural death, and perhaps be replaced...

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