Awards and an Invitation

(September 24, 2020) We are elated to announce that North Coast Journal arts and features editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's 2020 award for best food writing, while...

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Such a Shame

(September 17, 2020) It's a such a shame," is a phrase we hear a lot when a restaurant shuts down. Since the shelter-in-place order came down in March, it's been on constant...

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We Thank You, Doctor

(September 10, 2020) It's important to remember that Teresa Frankovich never asked for any of this. There's no indication she ever desired to issue orders that impact people's lives and livelihoods, nor that...

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Haunted House 2020

(October 29, 2020) In the darkness, a whisper like a branch scratching a windowpane: "Get out." "Who's there? What are you doing in my house?" "Get out ... leave this place." "How did...

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A Publisher's Rant

(August 13, 2020) How will history judge this one, particularly chaotic week in time? Whose fault is it our country is failing in so many ways? Top of the list is the president,...

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A Plea for Understanding

(October 15, 2020) I grew up in a neighborhood in Queens, New York, which was probably about a quarter Jewish, a quarter Catholic, a quarter Protestant and a quarter other. I didn't realize...

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This is Climate Change

(September 17, 2020) California is no stranger to wildfires. Hundreds have died over the years, tens of thousands of structures have burned and entire communities have been devastated. This year, like the devastating...

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I Don't Trust Humboldt Area Foundation on Race, Safety and Belonging

(August 20, 2020) Social justice and racial equity in Humboldt and Del Norte counties will not be defined or achieved by the four white women who signed the Humboldt Area Foundation statement...

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How to Win Friends

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COVID

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Climate Refugees Cometh

(October 29, 2020) Editor: Humboldt is beginning to take in our first climate refugees ("Cold Comfort," Oct. 22). These are not folks from far-flung lands but from communities like Paradise and Happy Camp,...

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'The Very Least We Could Do'

(October 22, 2020) Editor: I agree with Fhyre Phoenix's suggestion about offering refuge to people who are living with an intolerable degree of smoke (Mailbox, Oct. 8). We here on the coast are...

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'Concerned'

(October 22, 2020) Editor: There have been various worries relating to voting but I am concerned about the efficiency of our county elections office ("Pandelection," Oct. 1). Months before the primary, I went, in...

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