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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Crossed Lines

(November 7, 2019) Imagine police are responding to a report of a man with a gun. Three officers pull up to find the man standing on a sidewalk. They all exit their patrol...

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In the Dark and On Our Own

(October 31, 2019) Well, that new normal sure hit quick, huh? The Public Safety Power Shutoffs, which first swept over Humboldt County with minimal notice when it was thrust into 28 hours...

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FDA: CBDon't

(December 5, 2019) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning this week about the potential dangers of cannabidiol, the cannabis-derived compound sweeping the nation. Commonly known as CBD, the non-psychoactive...

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Death, Taxes and McConnell's Obstruction

(November 28, 2019) In case you thought the U.S. House of Representatives couldn't impeach and chew gum at the same time, the House made history last week and it had nothing to do...

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Supes Punt on Hemp Ordinance

(November 21, 2019) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Nov. 19 not to take up a hemp cultivation ordinance and indicated it instead intends to extend an existing moratorium for another...

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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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Supernatural Web MD

(October 24, 2019) For years Web MD's symptom checker has helped millions to input their aches, pains, twitches and itches into a flowchart of data that shows what they might indicate. It also...

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The Cat Would Like to Offer an Apology

(September 26, 2019) Good morning. You're probably wondering why I'm here, just a few minutes before dawn, with my full weight pressing down on your chest and my extended claws resting lightly...

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Change in the Masthead

(October 17, 2019) Chuck Leishman, who helped guide this company for most of the last six years, is leaving the Journal, entering a well-deserved semi-retirement after more than 40 years in the business....

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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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The End of the Intertribal Gathering is the End of an Era

(November 28, 2019) Many people were recently left without what has become their fall tradition. For 38 years the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) has put on the Intertribal Gathering and...

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Energy Literacy

(October 24, 2019) Perhaps the biggest breakdown in the recent power shutoff was communication. As I write this, the California Public Utilities Commission has convened an emergency meeting with Pacific Gas & Electric...

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Second leg of the holiday race

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Outta Humboldt County

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One Word: Plastics

(December 5, 2019) Editor: Regarding "Recycling's New Reality" (Nov. 21). I couldn't help but notice the word "plastic." I mean, maybe six or eight times in almost every paragraph? It is obvious that...

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What's Woke

(December 5, 2019) Editor: Mr. Yeo used the word "woke" to shape his Nov. 7 column ("Love the Alien"). What is woke and what isn't? The Nov. 14 Ana Daksina and Jake Pickering...

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(December 5, 2019) Editor: As your Nov. 21 editorial ("Protect Tsakiyuwit, Deny Terra-Gen's Wind Farm") states, "due to Terra-Gen's ownership's other investments, its proceeds could well be used to fund other power sources...

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