Rio Dell's Hash Lab Murder Case

Rio Dell's Hash Lab Murder Case

A garage explodes, a man dies and now four face life in prison

(September 21, 2017) First came the explosion, and it came out of nowhere. Cindy Dobereiner was sitting next door in her canary yellow Craftsman home when the walls shook and the windows rattled....

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Enabling or a Lifeline?

Controversy swirls around drug injection centers

(September 21, 2017) To some, the concept of government sanctioned injection centers is akin to simply giving addicts a free pass to shoot up. To others, it's a proven safety net used...

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Drunk in Public

The challenge and tragedy of policing a public health crisis

(September 14, 2017) In the long, hot month of August, as ash fell from the sky, the sun and moon did a brief astronomical dance and the public's attention darted from national tragedies...

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'Toward Danger'

Arcata Plaza shootout leaves officer wounded, suspect dead

(September 14, 2017) Twenty-six-year-old Ervin Eugene Sweat Jr. was wanted on a pair of warrants and facing imminent arrest when he stepped out of a Ford truck and opened fire on police officers,...

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'Tipped Over the Edge'

Eureka's apparent attempt to publicly shame Floyd Squires may backfire

(September 7, 2017) When city officials released a salacious, unsubstantiated, third-hand allegation of impropriety against the city's most notorious landlord, Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks says the action was meant to impart...

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Resisting Reparations

Rob Arkley's attempts to thwart Indian Island's return to the Wiyots

(September 7, 2017) Twenty days before he went on KINS Radio's "Talkshop" program and touched off a public firestorm by grumbling about the city of Eureka's "giving away" Indian Island to the...

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'The Hollow Men'

The life and death of Daren Borges

(September 7, 2017) Before the arrest and the sobering cell, long before the civil rights lawsuit or the $2.5 million verdict, there was a call for help. It was shortly after 2...

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Cemetery Rising

A small group of volunteers brings back Myrtle Grove, one marker at a time

(August 31, 2017) Two small gravestones with simple, hand-etched inscriptions rest side-by-side at Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery, quietly imparting the loss bore by Henry and Clara Reilinger. One is for their daughter, Amelia,...

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Shot in the Dark

With SB 277 fully in effect, parents explore shrinking options

(August 31, 2017) Despite fears, it appears that California Senate Bill 277, the controversial public health law that prohibits children from attending public school unless they have been vaccinated against a spectrum of...

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Strumming Up a Case

Local troubadour lead plaintiff in Eureka panhandling challenge

(August 31, 2017) Free speech or solicitation? A Humboldt County judge is slated to decide in October whether or not Oscar Leatherman, who has been busking in Eureka for three years, violated the...

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Recruit Then Retain

Who's coming to HSU and too many aren't staying

(August 24, 2017) When Alexander Enyedi arrived in town from Western Michigan in January of 2016 to take over as Humboldt State University's new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, his United...

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'A Work in Progress'

A campus, a community and an uphill climb

(August 24, 2017) When Humboldt State University students left campus last spring, a cloud hung over Arcata. It still does. The April 15 stabbing death of HSU sophomore David Josiah Lawson at an...

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Holding On

A Day at the Hoopa Rodeo

(August 17, 2017) 8:30 a.m. It's already hot. Despite a 3,200 acre fire in nearby Orleans, the sky is mostly clear. The Hoopa rodeo grounds are littered with red Solo cups and...

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One Fish, Two Fish

Ancient DNA and new technology help rewrite the life story of spring Chinook

(August 16, 2017) Tribal fishermen used the cave nestled in the Upper Klamath Basin for untold generations. Now the spring run Chinook bones they left behind — some dating back 5,000 years...

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'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

The conflicting accounts of David Marcus' professional life

(August 10, 2017) Sitting in a coffee shop on Harrison Street and sipping a latte shortly before 8 a.m., embattled Humboldt County Public Defender David Marcus pauses to consider a question. Throughout...

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PenAir No More

Airline abruptly drops Humboldt service, declares bankruptcy

(August 10, 2017) About 18 months after arriving in Humboldt County amid much fanfare, PenAir sent out a press release shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 announcing it was shuttering its route...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Enabling or a Lifeline?

    • In my opinion it is not a bad idea. No, it won't cure anybody, but…

    • on September 24, 2017
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    • Portugal is held up as the gold standard for "decriminalizing" drugs and not "judging" the…

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  • Re: Rio Dell's Hash Lab Murder Case

    • Solid story, Thadeus. After reading a story elsewhere, I was wondering how the process worked,…

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