(October 17, 2019) Ignorance is no longer an excuse, if it ever was. In the wake of the PG&E blackout that darkened Humboldt County for some 28 hours last week, two things should...

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In Praise of Sunshine

(September 26, 2019) They say sunshine is the best disinfectant and North Coast readers need only look at Senate Bill 1421 for evidence. The landmark police transparency law, which the California Legislature passed...

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We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

(September 12, 2019) Now and then, the Associated Press, which dictates the grammar and style for most American newspapers, sends us updates on its rules and guidelines. Mostly we follow them. AP Style...

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Blackouts and Tokage Fees

(October 17, 2019) When darkness cast its PG&E-sized cloud over Humboldt County on Oct. 9, some among us were not willing to go quietly into the night. "Even though the lights aren't...

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Ryan's Law

(October 11, 2019) There's a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that could radically change end-of-life care options for some patients in California hospitals. Senate Bill 305, which passed both chambers of...

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Make Greta Proud

(September 26, 2019) There's been a lot of attention on global climate change this week, what with Greta Thunberg's fiery, scornful speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 23 and the...

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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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New Baby Names

(September 12, 2019) Naming your baby can be a daunting task. After all, it's literally how they'll introduce themselves to the world in person and on résumés. You need something you can coo...

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A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

(August 15, 2019) In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, by a white supremacist gunman who left a violent, racist manifesto before he murdered 22 people, Fox News...

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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 Unraveling of the Times-Standard

(October 3, 2019) It's difficult to watch what's been happening at the Times-Standard over the last several months, even from my seat on the sidelines. If you're unaware, the region's only daily...

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Cannabis Raids and Our Economy

(September 19, 2019) Speakers at the Sept. 10 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting expressed concerns about recent sheriff's office cannabis raids and the extreme costs and long timelines needed to get grows...

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'Some Urgency'

Supes tap citizens group to join Climate Action Plan process

(September 19, 2019) At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, First District Supervisor Rex Bohn introduced a measure calling for the creation of a citizen advisory council on...

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Duluwat Island

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Getting Cut

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First They Came for the Truckers Parade

(October 17, 2019) Editor: A letters submission decried the recently restored Truckers Christmas Parade as a waste of fuel (Mailbox, Oct. 10). It is a much loved family friendly event but some find...

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'A Powerful, Deeply Moving Movie'

(October 17, 2019) Editor: I'd like to provide a different perspective on From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, the Kevin McKiernan film that was reviewed in last week's Journal (Through the Eyes of...

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What is Eureka's Homelessness Plan?

(October 17, 2019) Editor: Required for some funding, Eureka needs to finish its Housing Element. The current draft contains innovative approaches for housing, big projects and tiny ones. The approach for homelessness needs work....

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