'A Single Purpose'

'A Single Purpose'

Local tribes come together for the 20th annual Salmon Run, the last that will pass the Klamath dams

(June 1, 2023) At the mouth of the Klamath where the river jets cool, fresh water into the Pacific Ocean, several carved wooden salmon were dipped into the waters and ceremoniously blessed before...

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CSU Title IX Investigation Finds Distrust in Leadership, Lack of Accountability

(June 1, 2023) The law firm Cozen O'Connor released a preliminary oral report on the findings of its investigation of the CSU System's Title IX program at a recent CSU Board of Trustees...

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Wounded Healers for Post-Pandemic Times

Field Guide to a Crisis at Morris Graves and Old Town Ink Lab

(May 25, 2023) Michelle M. Miller did her first acrylic paint pour in the fall of 2019. A self-described agoraphobic at the time, Miller says she almost never left her home as...

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Defense Attorneys Reviewing Deputy's Cases

Public Defender: 'Who knows what else he's been lying about?'

(May 25, 2023) The Humboldt County Public Defender's Office has begun a review of all cases it has handled involving sheriff's deputy Maxwell Soeth after a recent North Coast Journal story raised...

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Caring for the Condors

Funds being raised to prepare for a possible local avian flu outbreak

(May 25, 2023) On May 12, all eight of the North Coast's California condors were inside the release enclosure where they began their new lives — and from which they took off on...

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Drag for the Next Generation

Why all-ages drag shows go on despite backlash

(May 18, 2023) Dressed as a fairy princess in a purple gown and pointed ears, the drag performer known as Tucker Noir spoke in a bedtime story voice, telling the kids and grownups...

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Fear Vs. Fact

Children are sexually abused in Humboldt at alarming rates, but not at drag shows or by LGBTQ+ groups

(May 18, 2023) Peppered throughout the national and local debates regarding drag, and particularly all-ages drag shows, is loaded language suggesting — or flat-out charging — that these shows serve to "groom" children...

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'Encouraged to Leave'

Facing an uncertain future, Cal Poly Humboldt Native Studies chair speaks out

(May 18, 2023) Speaking publicly for the first time since the future of her tenure at Cal Poly Humboldt became uncertain, Native American Studies Department Chair Cutcha Risling Baldy said she felt...

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Summer of Fun

Camps, activities and more for the kids

(May 11, 2023) General & Multi Activities Arcata Camp Combo Option. Mon., June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. City of Arcata, Arcata. City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Camp Combos....

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Miss Indian World Tori McConnell's Song of Gratitude

(May 11, 2023) On April 29, 23-year-old Tori McConnell of the Yurok Tribe and Karuk heritage, won the beaded crown of Miss Indian World 2023 at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in...

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The Soeth Files

Local officer's record includes two shootings, $1.1 million in settlements, mistruths and little accountability

(May 4, 2023) The moment the dog bit, five officers were on top of the prone suspect. Two knelt atop their legs, another held their handcuffed left arm, one knelt on the middle...

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Where There's Smoke

Cal Poly Humboldt at center of feud between CSU, community college systems over fire management degree

(April 27, 2023) As two California higher education systems continue to feud, lawmakers have entered the equation using a route usually reserved for irate retirees: a strongly worded letter. The matter at hand —...

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Community Brings Attention to Drink Spiking in Arcata

(April 27, 2023) While a spate of recent social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Reddit have warned of increased drink spiking at Arcata bars, the North Coast Rape Crisis Team says it...

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Police Shooting Investigation

Two suspects in critical but stable condition

(April 27, 2023) Four Humboldt County Sheriff's Office officers remain on paid administrative leave following an April 18 police shooting at a busy Eureka intersection after two suspects in an armed robbery and...

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'Poke the Bear'

Once defiant, a local developer agrees to tear down his dream home

(April 20, 2023) It's January 19, 2022, and local developer Travis Schneider is getting ready to leave the county — and the country — in a matter of hours. He's also hoping...

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Six Years Later

As David Josiah Lawson's mother renews call for justice, APD says witnesses are essential to move the case forward

(April 20, 2023) On April 14, one day before the sixth anniversary of David Josiah Lawson's unsolved killing, Charmaine Lawson stood on the Humboldt County Courthouse steps to once again call for justice...

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