After Roe

After Roe

What Happens to Abortion in California?

(June 30, 2022) The constitutional right to abortion in the United States is no more. June 24 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its landmark Roe v. Wade precedent in a 5-4 decision,...

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'We Are Not Going Back'

Humboldt County reacts to End of Roe v. Wade

(June 30, 2022) Hundreds gathered in Humboldt County to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, joining hundreds of thousands across the nation in decrying the ruling that abruptly ended...

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Clear Skies for Second Annual Ferndale Pride March

(June 30, 2022) Editor's Note: Portions of this story originally appeared in The Enterprise's June 16, 2022 edition. The Enterprise is owned by the North Coast Journal, Inc. Ferndale on a Sunday morning...

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Coming Home

Prey-go-neesh returns to Yurok Country

(June 23, 2022) On March 25, a California condor landed on the North Coast. Unlike his predecessors, the bird known as No. 746 didn't travel on thermals, using his massive, nearly 10-foot...

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The Grand Jury Weighs In

Jurors call for office of tribal affairs, new facilities, more affordable housing

(June 23, 2022) Just a couple weeks after creating a swirl of controversy by releasing a sharply critical report of incumbent Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez just days before the June 7 election, the...

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Opium Dens and 'Morphine Fiends'

Humboldt County's current opioid epidemic parallels its first

(June 16, 2022) When Charles Martin addressed the Judge, his condition invoked the sympathy of everyone in the room. "Standing in the prisoners' dock, he presented a pitiable sight," the Humboldt Times...

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The Emerald Gang

(June 16, 2022) While Arcata's William Whaley spent the proceeds of his international smuggling operation with a "lavish hand" on champagne baths and other luxuries in San Francisco, the "thorough scoundrel" and...

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For the Love of the Game

In college softball's biggest year, Ferndale's Hailey Dolcini grabs her dream

(June 16, 2022) Hailey Dolcini sacrificed a lot while growing up in Ferndale. In grade school, she'd skip afternoon playdates with her friends to pitch to her dad in the driveway. When her...

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At the 11th hour, the Humboldt County Civil Grand jury waded into the auditor-controller race

(June 9, 2022) In an unprecedented move, the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury interjected itself directly into the county's auditor-controller race less than a week before Election Day. On June 2, the...

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Truth and Healing Commission Subpoena Authority Becomes Sticking Point

(June 9, 2022) Efforts to create a federal commission to explore the legacy of the nation's Indian boarding schools has hit a stumbling block. Subpoena authority is triggering warnings in a key House...

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Dillingham, Eads, Madrone Win Big, While Arroyo Teeters Toward Runoff

(June 9, 2022) When the dust settled from an Election Night short on drama and long on waits, it left a handful of candidates looking to take office with what can fairly...

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Kinetic Rides Again

(June 2, 2022) The rest of the world is trying to get back to "normal" but here in Humboldt, we're just happy to go out in the fresh air and get weird...

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FPPC: Bushnell Right to Recuse Herself from Cannabis Tax Vote

(June 2, 2022) Humboldt County Second District Supervisor Michelle Bushnell was correct to recuse herself from discussing and voting on local cannabis tax relief earlier this year, the California Fair Political Practices Commission...

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To Audit and Control

The unprecedented battle for fiscal oversight of the county of Humboldt

(May 26, 2022) As a thought exercise, take out a piece of paper and write down the names of Humboldt County's last two auditor-controllers. It's a safe bet that if you correctly scribbled...

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Cheryl Dillingham - Questionnaire

(May 26, 2022) How would you ascertain the current state of Humboldt County's fiscal controls and what are your plans to enhance them? (200 words) I would start by doing an internal control...

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Karen Paz Dominguez - Questionnaire

(May 26, 2022) How would you ascertain the current state of Humboldt County's fiscal controls and what are your plans to enhance them? (200 words) I would describe the current state of Humboldt...

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