Swerving with Merv

Swerving with Merv

The story of a rock and roll medicine man

(October 18, 2018) To say that Merv George was a local legend is an understatement. He was a man who led by example. He stood out among his peers as the righteous savior...

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Measure Madness

Sanctuary, statue and tax measures — what's at stake on your November ballot

(October 11, 2018) While it's always the candidates that generate the most buzz, there's a lot at stake in Humboldt County on Nov. 6 beyond who ultimately ends up taking seats on...

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The Real Fight Against Fake News

Project Censored's top 10 censored stories

(October 4, 2018) Fake news is not a new thing. With the return of its annual list of censored stories in Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion, Project Censored's vivid cover art...

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The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

(October 4, 2018) In 125 days, we may be looking at a very different Arcata Plaza. A 10-month investigation into alleged liquor license violations at two bars, Sidelines and Toby and Jack's, came...

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Casino Hotel Project Concerns Neighbors

Environmental review document aims at moving target

(October 4, 2018) Trinidad Town Hall's big room gradually filled on the evening of Sept. 27 as residents of Trinidad, Westhaven and the Trinidad Rancheria drifted in. Members of the Humboldt Alliance for...

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Owls of the Bell Tower

Learning from the loss of Ferndale's feathered family

(September 27, 2018) Paul Beatie still remembers that January night in 2017 when he first turned on the video feed from the camera he'd set up in the bell tower of a...

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EPA Considers Hoopa Mine for Superfund Designation

(September 27, 2018) Yellow tinted water flows out of a mine shaft located below a small stretch of State Route 96, just outside of Hoopa. A metallic smell engulfs the mountainside as the...

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Commission OKs Asphalt Plant Near Big Lagoon

Planning commissioners approved plans despite pleas to wait for more information

(September 27, 2018) The Humboldt County Planning Commission has approved plans for the continued operation of an asphalt plant less than a half-mile from iconic Big Lagoon despite objections that all the relevant...

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'A Giant Falls Among the Redwoods'

John Hudson, a Purple Heart veteran who lived for 37 years with HIV, and the indelible mark he leaves on Humboldt

(September 20, 2018) Sister Merry Peter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence remembers the December day clearly. In her role as Mistress of Missions with the Sisters' San Francisco house, Peter had been...

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'Grief and Despair'

After an outpouring of emotional victim impact statements, Marci Kitchen is sentenced to 8 years in prison

(September 20, 2018) Judge Kaleb Cockrum on Tuesday sentenced Marci Kitchen to eight years in prison for driving drunk and running down two 14-year-old girls, including her own daughter, saying he didn't believe...

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Dishing it Out

Humboldt servers spill about their jobs

(September 13, 2018) How is everything over here? We asked career restaurant servers in Humboldt the same question — and a few more — they ask us every day. We spoke to...

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Remembering Richard Guadagno, passenger 19A on Flight 93

(September 13, 2018) September is an especially difficult month for Diqui LaPenta. On Tuesday, she marked 17 years since her boyfriend Richard Guadagno was killed amid the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His...

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The Humble Humboldt Roots of the World's Largest Coastal Cleanup Event

(September 6, 2018) When you stand on the Earth's surface, it seems infinite, a place beyond dimension. A human is less significant than an ant fallen into the mid-Pacific. Nothing. From space...

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Marci Kitchen Jailed Until Sentencing in DUI Manslaughter Case

Opts not to fight prosecutors' efforts to jail her

(September 6, 2018) On the eve of a hearing to determine if she should be taken into custody pending sentencing in her vehicular manslaughter case, Marci Kitchen surrendered her bail bond and voluntarily...

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Static at KHSU

Amid a 'caustic work environment,' HSU's radio station charts its future

(August 30, 2018) The July meeting of the KHSU Community Advisory Board (CAB) went an hour overtime. It was the third such meeting since the sudden firing of longtime KHSU Program and...

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Get Out of Jail Free

Humboldt officials brace for impact of landmark bail bill

(August 30, 2018) As the Journal went to press Aug. 28, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that will reshape California's criminal justice system. It will also directly prompt the closure...

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