This is Not the Story We Wanted

(June 30, 2022) This week’s Journal is not the issue we planned a week ago. On Tuesday, as the Journal staff read copy on its way to press, it was with the Jan....

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Why Brett Watson Needs to Resign

(June 2, 2022) If Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson cares about his city, he needs to resign. Immediately. The third-party investigative report sustaining allegations that Watson engaged in the prolonged harassment of a...

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How to Run Your Life Like a Public Meeting

(July 28, 2022) Good evening, everyone, and thank you for joining us, well, me. We have a very full agenda tonight and I'd like to end by 9 p.m. so I can clear...

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What's to Blame for Mass Shootings?

A handy flowchart for not addressing guns

(June 23, 2022) The recent mass shootings have been deeply painful for all of us, and by "all of us" I mean gun manufacturers, lobbyists and our staunch allies in government. Even...

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Trashfire Girls

Camp for today's world

(May 19, 2022) Welcome, parents, to tonight's Trashfire Girls open house! Please, help yourself to juice and cookies, and once you're settled you can open the brochure on your seat. We're fetching some...

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Climate Inaction Threatens Grandchildren's Future

(August 4, 2022) Recent evidence reveals that California has surrendered to the climate crisis, so prospects for our grandchildren's future look grim. For example, this year the Assembly and state Senate passed no...

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Corporations Aren't People but They Can Be Psychopaths

(August 4, 2022) Manipulative, deceitful, aggressive, remorseless, lacking empathy and affect — all are classic definitions of psychopathic social behavior, according to psychiatric evaluations. These are traits also emblematic of today's legal fictions...

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The Overturning of Roe and What to Do Now

(June 30, 2022) We knew it was coming and still the news launched a million expressions of fury across the media landscape and onto the streets. We've known this was coming for...

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... Meanwhile in Canton

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Monkey Pox & Covid

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No Thanks to Biomass

(August 4, 2022) Editor: In your article on organic waste ("All Hands on Deck," July 21), you said that S.B. 1383 requires cities to procure certain amounts of compost, mulch, bioenergy and biofuel....

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Grateful for Composting Options

(August 4, 2022) Editor: Thank you, Iridian Casarez, for your article on what I would call commercial composting ("All Hands on Deck," July 21). I have had backyard composting since the late 1970s. However,...

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In Praise of Mailbox

(August 4, 2022) Editor: I'm impressed that Jennifer Fumiko Cahill hasn't responded to all the letters her original piece ("It Might Be Time to Get Totally Motherfucking Unhinged," June 2) has generated. She...

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