I Sent an Email with a Period Instead of an Exclamation Mark and Everyone Died

I Sent an Email with a Period Instead of an Exclamation Mark and Everyone Died

(December 14, 2017) This happened at my former employer and only now, years later, do I feel like I can speak about it. I'm not making excuses and I still take full responsibility...

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A Men's Guide to Surviving a Sexual Harassment Witch Hunt

(November 9, 2017) It was a surprise when the tidal wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, John Besh, Kevin...

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The Week in Weed

There May Be Scromiting

(December 14, 2017) If you suffer episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that leave you writhing on the floor, wishing for death or calling out to deceased relatives, you probably need to...

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Looking out for the Little Guy

(December 7, 2017) There's a cannabis tug of war going on in Sacramento and it's starting to look like one side may have a lot more heft than the other. The California Department...

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Waiver Worries

(November 30, 2017) A provision in Humboldt County's cannabis land use ordinance has local school districts feeling caught between a rock and a stinky pot farm. The ordinance requires that cannabis grows, processing...

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The envelope. Please.

(November 16, 2017) Count this publisher's column Bay Trail Update No. 10. The last one, No. 9, was April 24, 2014 and I just discovered an error in it. I wrote that my...

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Don't Screw This up Again

(December 14, 2017) One could easily argue that former Humboldt County Public Defender David Marcus' tenure ended much as it began: with a mistake. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Dec....

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Media Maven

The General Concerns

(November 2, 2017) Seeing The General at Arcata High School last month totally changed how I view the Civil War. The silent film about a battle between the Confederate and Union armies premiered...

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Views: Why the RNC is Supporting Roy Moore

(December 7, 2017) The Republican Party has no choice but to support Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in Alabama to keep the small majority it has. The whole purpose of a political party...

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Kudos and Thanks

(December 14, 2017) Editor: Sunday, Nov. 19, was a milestone day along the shores of Humboldt Bay ("The Envelope, Please," Nov. 16). The city of Arcata held its grand opening of the Humboldt...

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Take it Down

(December 14, 2017) Editor: I urge the Arcata City Council to approve the removal of the McKinley statue from the center of the Arcata Plaza ("A Monumental Decision," Dec. 7). Why? 1.) President...

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Morning Irritations

(December 14, 2017) Editor: I read two very irritating articles this a.m. "Looking Out for the Little Guy" (Dec. 7) is so frustrating. Since the 1970s, the small farmer has been taking all the...

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Veterans Support S.B. 562

(December 14, 2017) Editor: Supporting peace at home and abroad, Veterans for Peace Chapter 56 strongly supports single payer healthcare for all ("Healthcare for All," Nov. 30). Peace and security go hand in...

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