The Jury's In

The Jury's In

We combed through the civil grand jury reports so you don't have to

(August 22, 2019) By their very nature, Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury reports generally make for pretty dry reading. Not only are they products of deep-dive investigations into the inner workings of...

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Spawning a Solution for McKinleyville's Wastewater

(August 22, 2019) Finding a way to deal with the wastewater produced by a town full of people is a challenge, one that's forced the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) to find some...

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'Ground Zero:' Coastal Commission Approves Safety Corridor Project, Worries Sea Level Rise May Leave it Under Water

(August 15, 2019) While Caltrans' project on the 6-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 that connects Eureka and Arcata is aimed at improving safety for motorists, the agency got an earful Aug....

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Trinidad Rancheria Hotel Project Gets Conditional OK, Off Ramp Moving Forward

(August 15, 2019) The California Coastal Commission went against the recommendation of its staff Aug. 8 and gave the Trinidad Rancheria the go-ahead — or a "conditional concurrence" — to build a five-story...

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Friendly City Police Contract Negotiations Get Feisty

(August 15, 2019) The city of Fortuna is in the process of finalizing a new contract with its police union that appears to be leaving no one happy. At the Fortuna City Council's...

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Outstanding: A Report Expected to Shed Light on David Josiah Lawson's Killing Remains MIA

(August 8, 2019) In the aftermath of the April 15, 2017 stabbing death of David Josiah Lawson, as criticism swirled about the city of Arcata's emergency and police responses and protests mounted, officials...

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The Grove

College of the Redwoods' groundbreaking program to help homeless students

(August 1, 2019) Seven years ago, Annamarie Whipple moved to Humboldt County but when her partner died unexpectedly a couple of years later, she found herself homeless, living at the Eureka Rescue...

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Questions Swirl Ahead of Trinidad Hotel Hearing

A potential well site and an ethics complaint bubble up on eve of coastal commission hearing

(August 1, 2019) At the 11th hour, with a hearing looming before the California Coastal Commission next week, the Trinidad Rancheria believes it may have found a water source for its proposed...

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'Absolutely Preventable'

A family devastated by a fatal tree fall fights to stop it from happening again

(July 25, 2019) JoAnn Duey was still in high school when she first saw the man who would become her husband walk inside the small Carlotta grocery her parents owned. Soon...

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'A Higher Priority'

County, water district square off over zoning changes

(July 25, 2019) If you've read stories about the disaster afflicting Flint, Michigan, you are probably grateful we still have good drinking water in Humboldt County. But the agency that provides water to...

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That Van Life

Dream big, live small: Why living in vans is taking hold in California

(July 18, 2019) A young man in a black windbreaker perches on the roof of his Dodge Sprinter van, looks out at the sunlit creek, and thinks about getting dinner started. The...

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'Outside the Box'

Planning Commission moves draft housing element to Supes

(July 18, 2019) The Humboldt County Planning Commission voted 5-1 on July 11, with Commissioner Alan Bongio dissenting and Commissioner Noah Levy absent, to move an ambitious draft Housing Element update on...

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The Graduate

Meet David Nguyen, college graduate and poster child for CR's college campus within the walls of Pelican Bay State Prison

(July 11, 2019) As the Northern California sunset sinks beyond razor wire fencing and panopticon-style guard towers, David Nguyen reflects on the past 14 years of his life and contemplates the choices that...

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State, Fair Association, County in Standoff Over Sunshine Laws

(July 11, 2019) Some nine months after the Humboldt County Fair Association and the county of Humboldt entered into an eight-year lease agreement for the association to operate the county-owned Humboldt County...

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The Administrator: Five Questions for HSU's New President

Before Tom Jackson Jr. officially took the reins, he sat down with the Journal

(July 4, 2019) When Tom Jackson Jr. strode into the Corbett Conference Room in Humboldt State University's Siemens Hall one morning in June, he hadn't even officially taken over as the eighth...

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Transitional Housing Project Moves Forward, Grand Jury Report Underscores Need

(July 4, 2019) Local philanthropist Betty Chinn plans to erect a small transitional housing village out of modular trailers donated by PG&E that have been lying dormant for months on the city-owned Crowley...

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