Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

(October 19, 2017) When surveying the neighborhoods reduced to ash in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties over the last week, I think most of us probably felt an acute vulnerability. The devastation was...

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The Week in Weed

What We Get from Oregon

(October 12, 2017) Central Oregon, my friend and I agree, is a little eerie. It's not the people; it's the landscape. The land on either side of Interstate 5 is too flat, too...

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Way. Too. Much. Weed.

(October 5, 2017) California just has too damn much marijuana. Like, way, way too much. The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently commissioned a study attempting to quantify how much weed the...

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Return on Investment

America arrested more people in 2016 on marijuana charges than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery combined

(September 28, 2017) Twenty-nine states have now legalized marijuana in some form, including seven that have passed laws legalizing recreational adult use, and a host of recent polls show that about 60...

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The Choices We Make

(October 5, 2017) Here at the Journal, we pride ourselves on being hyper local. With few exceptions, we throw our limited resources into covering what's going on in and around Humboldt County, covering...

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Save Our Speech

(August 31, 2017) I'm pro-free speech and I am not a Nazi. I feel I have to to start there following news story after news story about people protesting "free speech rallies" when...

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Dark of Night Edits to a Sungrown Ordinance

(October 19, 2017) Well, the secret's out. As Thadeus Greenson headlined in the Oct. 5, 2017 Journal, there's "Way. Too. Much. Weed." He reported that a recent state Department of Food and Agriculture...

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'Simple as That'

(October 19, 2017) Editor: As a long-time Humboldt resident, I lived in SoHum many, many years ago, owned a café in Briceland and the record store in Garberville itself. I can understand your...

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Maximizing Carrying Capacity

(October 19, 2017) Editor: The reason the Earth can not sustain the growing population is because we severely reduced the carrying capacity of the ecosystems that sustain us by depleting resources faster than...

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Carrying Capacity

(October 12, 2017) Editor: In Monty Caid's column encouraging the use of foods native to our area ("Go Local, Go Native," Sept. 21), a major point is missed. Our immediate area (say the area where...

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Selective Amnesia

(October 12, 2017) Editor: In light of the reported 26 percent increase in crime throughout Eureka (NCJ Daily, Aug. 31), I find it rather curious that there appears to be little or no...

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