'Off the Ride'

(January 30, 2020) In so many ways, last week's cover story ("'Tarnished'") should reinforce people's faith in the Eureka Police Department. The story, based on the internal affairs investigation that sustained allegations...

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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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Pete's Pot Flop

(February 13, 2020) For a brief, contentious moment, cannabis took center stage at the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire when mayor-turned-maybe-kind-sorta frontrunner Pete Buttigieg was pressed about disproportionate drug arrest...

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Bern One Down

(February 6, 2020) Just days before the Iowa caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders doubled down on his promise to legalize cannabis if elected president. "On my first day in office, through executive order, we...

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Lung Roulette

(January 30, 2020) In the umpteenth sign that vaping illicit THC concentrates is a terrible idea, state officials announced Jan. 28 that tests conducted on a random sample of the more than 10,000...

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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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Thanks for all the help

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Start of the Supervisor Race

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Yes, Yes We Do

(February 13, 2020) Editor: Does the NCJ ever print a letter that isn't anti-Trump, demonizing Republicans, stereotyping those with opposing views, mocking the "Christian God," against any growth, not questioning climate change and...

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(February 13, 2020) Editor: The Terra-Gen vote on TV, for all of Humboldt County to see, showed that Rex Bohn voted in favor after it was obvious the proposal would go down. So...

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Responding to the Climate Crisis

(February 6, 2020) Editor: Thanks for reporting on local governments' climate action planning ("County Climate Action Plan Plods Forward," Jan. 30). The graph of our county's emission sources also gives a sense of...

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