Time to Talk

(September 16, 2021) A can of chewing tobacco, a Sprite and the promise of a meal — that's what it took to bring an hours-long standoff with an armed fugitive to a peaceful...

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Failing the Test

(September 2, 2021) If you simply look at COVID-19 as a stress test, there's no denying that Humboldt County, as a community, is failing. It's not just the numbers, which are awful. After...

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Listen to Jon

(August 12, 2021) The woman's voice was unflinchingly confident as she spoke, addressing the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors during public comment. "It is unscientific," she said of the creation of three different...

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Nobody Wants to Hench Anymore

(October 21, 2021) Like a lot of business owners, the pandemic forced me to put projects on hold. People weren't traveling to the kinds of international tourist attractions I typically obliterate with a...

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Welcome Back to Book Club

(September 23, 2021) Greetings, everyone! I know I said hosting book club would have to wait for our local case numbers to drop and vaccination rates to go up, but now that Scott...

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Utilize Indigenous Knowledge to Prevent Wildfires

(October 21, 2021) We need a dramatic shift in our efforts to curb wildfires in California. Instead of reacting to wildfires, we need to utilize the knowledge of Indigenous people on managing the...

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Moving Forward on Priorities for Indian Country

(October 14, 2021) When President Joe Biden nominated me to be the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, I felt the profound importance of what that moment meant for Indigenous peoples in our country....

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What the Seven Stages of Severe COVID-19 Look Like Up Close

(September 9, 2021) I'm a respiratory therapist. With the fourth wave of the pandemic in full swing, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patients I see, from admission...

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(October 21, 2021) Editor: It is shameful that it remains unclear how many county employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 (NCJ Daily, Oct. 14). If Sheriff William Honsal "believes people should get vaccinated" then...

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(October 21, 2021) Editor: The article on the refurbished Eureka Theatre, aided by the astute writing of Gabrielle Gopinath, well describes this Moderne architectural civic treasure ("Moderne Beauty," Oct. 14). One that deserves...

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'Bigots and Bullies'

(October 21, 2021) Editor: In reference to the article by Thadeus Greenson about the hiring difficulties of the Eureka police department, I believe the solution to the hiring dilemma for the police is pretty simple:...

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