Together Apart

Keeping community and our distance

(March 26, 2020) As of 12:01 a.m. March 20, Humboldt County residents have been ordered to shelter in place, sitting tight at home to protect one another from the spread of COVID-19,...

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This is Very Real

(March 19, 2020) As the full reality of the COVID-19 pandemic washed over California and the United States the weekend of March 14, prompting virtually all Humboldt County schools to shutter indefinitely and...

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Cliff, the N-word and Missed Opportunities

(March 5, 2020) At the end of a Feb. 17 interview with the Times-Standard editorial board, First District supervisorial candidate Cliff Berkowitz used the N-word. He didn't direct it at anyone or tell...

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Puff, Puff, Don't Pass

(March 18, 2020) Whatever you do, you cannot pass the dutchie to the left hand side. People love to get high. And people love to to do it socially. Those are just...

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Cognalyzers and the Greening of the Bible Belt

(March 12, 2020) Roadside sobriety tests may one day include a brain scan. The Government of Ontario recently awarded a $1 million grant to Zentrela, a tech company that claims it has created...

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Taxes and Terroir

(March 5, 2020) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors overstepped when it modified the cannabis tax approved by voters in 2016, a judge recently ruled. Passed with 66 percent of the vote, Measure...

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COVID-19: An FAQ for Asian Americans

(March 12, 2020) Greetings, fellow Asian Americans! While we prefer to discuss community issues at our secret monthly meetings, where we tackle such topics as whether it's time to reclaim Tiger Woods...

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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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Ready, California?

(February 20, 2020) It came in my mailbox the day of the Iowa caucuses: the ballot for March 3. It seemed flimsy and insignificant. I'll only be making four choices and four marks...

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Milken's Unpardonable Redwood Felonies

(March 5, 2020) Some crimes cannot be forgiven. There's Harvey Weinstein's sexual assaults, the Sackler family's (alleged) opioid proliferation and, for Humboldt County, Michael Milken's junk bonds. So when President Trump pardoned...

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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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Social Distancing Option

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The end of Old Man River?

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(March 18, 2020) Editor: Let's not be too hard on our commander in chief for his slow response to the corona virus pandemic. Administration health experts warned him of the looming dangers of...

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'Wishful Thinking'

(March 18, 2020) Editor: Ms. Brown writes: "... science has known there are more than two sexes for decades ..." (Mailbox, March 5). However: Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, (1956) defines sex:...

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A Disservice'

(March 18, 2020) Editor: Once again, Humboldt County's majority spoke loud and clear in the 2020 primary election ... they didn't vote (NCJ Daily, March 5). According to the latest tally from Humboldt...

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