Dude, Am I Stoned?

Dude, Am I Stoned?

(April 26, 2018) The frat-boy favorite Breathalyzer keychain may have a new, laid-back little friend. Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a prototype smartphone app designed to answer its namesake question,...

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News from Home

(April 19, 2018) As we gape and cringe at cable news chyrons, push notifications and presidential tweets — sweet mother of Murrow, the tweets — it's easy to think of national stories as...

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We Are Humboldt — All of Us

(April 12, 2018) We see it overtly in online comments sections, the sentiment that "if they don't like it here, they should leave." And we see it subtly in things like the recently...

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Redemption Stories

(April 5, 2018) As our country and our communities become increasingly polarized, it seems the recognition of humanity is often the first victim. Locally, many among us have become so frustrated with property...

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The Week in Weed


Results from the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau's cannabis survey

(April 19, 2018) Even as the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau was taking a bit of a public beating about its lack of cannabis marketing during the April 3 Board of Supervisors...

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Don't Smoke Fake Weed

When real news loses its novelty

(April 12, 2018) The science of why smoking cannabis screws with your memory is kind of fascinating. Memory itself is kind of fascinating. The current understanding is that our brains are kind of...

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Cannabis Convention and Visitors Bureau?

(April 5, 2018) Where's the cannabis? That's the question asked, pointedly at times, during an annual presentation from Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Tony Smithers to the county board of...

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Breakup Letter from President McKinley's Statue

(April 12, 2018) Dear Arcata, I didn't want to do this by letter but I know if I try to get this all out in person, I'll freeze up. We've had a good...

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Good Guy with a Howitzer

A proposal for private tank ownership

(March 22, 2018) Dear President Trump: I have been retired for more than 15 years and I need a hobby. I thought about trout fishing or bird watching, but they are too benign....

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New Cannabis Strains for Today's Stress

(March 15, 2018) Jefferson Beauregard Express. With a mellow cornbread, Brill Cream and Klansman hood scent, this Indica offspring of Reefer Madness and Jim Crow rolls up on you like a black SUV...

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Kill the Ivy. Kill it All.

(April 19, 2018) World got you down? Feel helpless, like you don't know how to make a difference? Do I have a mission for you. You can save the world from ivy, starting...

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Charmaine Lawson: 'Why Doesn't My Son's Life Matter Enough?'

(April 12, 2018) It's been a year since my son, David Josiah Lawson, was senselessly murdered and I'm still waiting for justice. His murderer or murderers are still walking free and this tragedy...

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Did Trump Appoint a Non-Native to Native American Ambassadorship?

Marmalade and misrepresentation

(March 22, 2018) Amid a maelstrom of "fake news reports" of indictments, sullied security clearances, resignations, forced resignations, removals and other such sundry vitriol among the many faces of the presidential administration, one...

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Elections Matter

(April 26, 2018) Editor: It sounds like good news that Mercer-Fraser has withdrawn its controversial cannabis facility permit and zoning change application next to water district wells on the Mad River ("Mercer-Fraser Co....

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Kudos to KHSU

(April 26, 2018) Editor: I have been confused and even a little mystified by the long-ongoing coverage of the Josiah Lawson murder investigation ("Languishing or Progressing?" April 19).  Many of my questions were...

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Plaque Build Up

(April 19, 2018) Editor: Driving down 101 from Eureka's music festival, while breakfasting at the Eel River Café in Garberville, I read about the disputes over removing the McKinley statue ("Long Road to...

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