Wagging the Dog

(June 13, 2019) There are currently six people whom Eureka voters have entrusted to make city decisions on their behalf. Five councilmembers and a mayor. That's it. But these six people —...

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'Incredibly Disappointing'

(May 16, 2019) Two days and 600 miles apart, a pair of governing bodies held very different conversations about the need for local input into development decisions that will impact Humboldt County for...

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Journal Snags a Dozen Awards

(May 9, 2019) We at the Journal find ourselves with some thanks to pass around. We're gratified on a weekly basis when you pick up our new edition, finding that it adds some...

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This is Not a Weed Tampon

(June 13, 2019) I'll admit to eye rolling at some cannabis marketing. I'm pretty sure when that CBD burger came out you could actually hear my eyes click into my head like a...

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Ready, Set, Grow!

(June 6, 2019) By and large, growers are a proud bunch. If you've spent much time hanging out with Humboldt County cultivators, you've almost assuredly been treated to ribbing — most of it...

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The Black Market's Legacy

(May 30, 2019) Fifty dollars worth of weed. That's reportedly what led four young men to arrange via Snapchat a meeting with a 16 year old on the dark Arcata street. According to...

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Totally Exonerated

A partially redacted breakup letter

(April 25, 2019) Hey, everybody. Some of you may have already heard that Laura and I have broken up. In our six months together, cohabitating for the last two months, we loved, laughed...

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Should You Blame the Media?

A decision flowchart for people in trouble

(April 4, 2019) Illustration by Jonathan Webster...

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More on Galleries, Art and Money

(April 25, 2019) Yes, local art sales have slumped and local galleries are closing. From the perspective of a working artist though, I have been amazed that this area has hung on so...

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Changing of the Seasons

One native's perspective

(April 18, 2019) It has been a cold winter with what used to be normal amounts of rain. Floods have taken lives locally and we even had snow down to the sand...

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Genocide and Fugly Chairs

What Antiques Roadshow left out of Seth Kinman's legacy

(April 11, 2019) Recently, Antiques Roadshow did an appraisal of a Colt Model 1851 pistol that apparently belonged to early Humboldt County settler Seth Kinman. Spoiler alert: It's supposedly worth $50,000. During...

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'I'm a Wind Turbine'

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So What Makes You Think You Can Buy a House?

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'Beautifully Written'

(June 13, 2019) Editor: We wish to thank Jennifer Fumiko Cahill for the beautifully written article about our local Muslim Community ("Iftar: Breaking the Ramadan Fast," June 6). How wonderful to learn how...

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'Not Impressed'

(June 13, 2019) Editor:  I was not impressed by the leadership style of Alanna Powell, executive director of Humboldt Made, as described in the article "A Comedy of Errors" (June 6).  From a leadership perspective,...

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In the Wind

(June 13, 2019) Editor: I'm excited about the Humboldt Wind Project because I'm very concerned about climate change ("The Cost of Wind," June 6). Last year, scientists were tasked by the International Panel...

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  • Re: In the Wind

    • Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point in Humboldt County and the entire state of California…

    • on June 18, 2019
  • Re: This is Not a Weed Tampon

    • This might be my favorite thing you've ever written, Jen. Hahahah

    • on June 17, 2019
  • Re: In the Wind

    • Sylvia De Rooy is spot-on. The last article on the proposed wind turbines should not…

    • on June 15, 2019
  • Re: Wagging the Dog

    • The City Council would do well to follow Mr. Greenson's well-reasoned advice. The coverage and…

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      THANK YOU.

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