Oh, Mercy

Oh, Mercy

How the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center keeps wild animals wild

(July 20, 2017) The patient lets out a low, chittering growl, a warning. Lucinda Adamson reaches down and lifts him up onto the scale, her thick leather gloves protecting her from the juvenile...

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Siren Song

Tsunami warning system rides out budget

(July 20, 2017) When an earthquake that struck a string of remote islands off Russia was revised up to a magnitude-7.7 on July 17, the National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory...

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Buddy's Blues

A bluesman goes back on the road

(July 13, 2017) It's 11 p.m. on a Saturday and the parking lot outside the Speakeasy echoes with rough, jangly guitar. Inside the packed bar, Buddy Reed, all 5 foot 6 of him,...

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Off the Top

What California's audit of a skilled nursing giant might find

(July 13, 2017) "We're understaffed almost every single day. Sometimes we don't have enough soap or towels," said Maria Martinez at a recent hearing before California's Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Martinez, a certified...

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Community

The Journal's annual photo contest

(July 6, 2017) Stunning sunsets. Lupine fields. Towering redwoods. Races. Parades. Smiles. Protests. Stolen moments (we see you, couple kissing in the hollowed out stump!). We asked you to think about the word...

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Public Defender's Job May Rest on His Words

(July 6, 2017) The future of Public Defender David Marcus' so-far short but contested tenure could rest on the answers he gave under oath to a local attorney and one-time member of the...

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Three Strikes

Another DA down in Del Norte

(June 29, 2017) The office had just emerged from what Del Norte County Assistant District Attorney Katherine Micks describes as "a very dark time," and there was, she says, a genuine sense...

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Up and Down in Del Norte

A timeline of recent events in the Del Norte County district attorney's office

(June 29, 2017) November, 2002 Michael Riese wins his first bid to become Del Norte County district attorney. He had previously served in the position on an interim basis after a previous DA...

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Writing a New Story

Creating a legacy for Fortuna man killed in school shooting

(June 29, 2017) A Fortuna author is using her work to convert a family tragedy into an opportunity for others. Jennifer Bailey, who writes young adult fiction under the pen name J. Lynn...

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Get to Work

As schools push toward 'measured and mandated,' a local jewel may be lost unless a community and an industry come together to save it

(June 22, 2017) At a little house on Maplewood Drive, the radio is tuned to KRED and a country song swings its way across the windswept, sunny lot in McKinleyville's newest 32-acre subdivision....

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'Undermined'

Attorney alleges public defender hire is treating the indigent like 'guinea pigs'

(June 22, 2017) Local attorney Patrik Griego is arguing that he should be allowed to proceed with his case alleging Humboldt County's public defender doesn't meet minimum state qualifications for the job. "By...

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'Undermined'

Attorney alleges public defender hire is treating the indigent like 'guinea pigs'

(June 22, 2017) Local attorney Patrik Griego is arguing that he should be allowed to proceed with his case alleging Humboldt County's public defender doesn't meet minimum state qualifications for the job. "By...

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Unpopular Opinions

(June 15, 2017)  This is Genius In this oh-so-polarized country of ours, it's important to give voice to the voiceless, to make sure people hear the unpopular opinions of the day, right?...

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Causes and Conditions

Grand Jury investigates child welfare system

(June 15, 2017) Humboldt County's children are not being afforded the protection they deserve. This is the conclusion of the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury, which recently released two reports about our child...

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EPD Chief Headed to Santa Cruz

Mills looks forward to new challenges, better travel options

(June 15, 2017) The straw that broke Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills' will to stay in Humboldt County seems to have come not through politics or crime reports but, instead, through a pair...

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Masterpiece

An arrest, a police chief, a defendant and a conversation that can change a community

(June 8, 2017) It was an atypical meeting, with the police chief sitting across from the defendant in the chief's office. The captain in charge of patrol sat nearby as the two,...

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