Gold Bars and Budget Amendments

Gold Bars and Budget Amendments

(August 17, 2017) Things were looking pretty bleak for Anthony Pisarski. A 2012 multi-agency raid on his SoHum property found more than 300 marijuana plants in a pair of greenhouses, loaded guns...

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The Week in Weed

Happy Birthday, Prohibition!

(August 10, 2017) On Aug. 2, 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act passed. Although later laws would codify punishment for cannabis smokers, sellers and cultivators, House Resolution 6385, drafted by Harry Anslinger, the first...

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A Snowball's Chance in D.C.

(August 3, 2017) U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill Aug. 1 that would legalize marijuana federally. "Our country's drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed," the New Jersey Democrat...

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DEU Do's and Don'ts

The sheriff's office releases enforcement guidelines on cannabis

(July 27, 2017) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office wants you to know the circumstances under which it will rip up your weed. On July 11, the agency eradicated 5,491 plants near Hyampom at...

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My Selfish Lens

A business owner's look at health care

(June 22, 2017) On Monday the New York Times published an article on the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “[T]he report...

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Why we are Charlottesville and Charlottesville is us

(August 17, 2017) It was with a deepening sense of horror that we watched the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, unfold last weekend, giving generations-old images of hate and violence new 21st century...

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Media Maven

Keep a Lid on the Id

(June 29, 2017) In my fantasy dinner parties, Lost Coast Outpost Editor Hank Sims is a frequent guest. I am socially reluctant so I don't host actual dinner parties. I invite him...

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Don't Live in a Murder House

Returning Indian Island is good for all of us

(August 10, 2017) Last week on Facebook I came across a post from the Wiyot Tribe in which it tagged my friend Rachel Sundberg. The tribe was thanking her for helping members...

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(August 17, 2017) Editor: As I sit here pondering the theses of Misters Evans, George, and Mann (Mailbox, Aug. 10) that free will is an illusion and irrelevant in human affairs, a...

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Get Out of the Murder House

(August 17, 2017) Editor: The savage efficiency with which European invaders destroyed the indigenous cultures of America was the original sin of the United States and other nation-states. Their ruthless and exploitative...

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'Gifted and Devoted'

(August 10, 2017) Editor: I am writing to thank Linda Stansberry and North Coast Journal for their brilliant cover story about Humboldt Wildlife Care Center ("Oh, Mercy," July 20). I have been a...

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'A Tissue of Illusions'

(August 10, 2017) Editor: A footnote to Douglas George's letter to the editor (Mailbox, Aug. 3) about the fiction of free will and how the mechanics of cognition prove it is an illusion....

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