Paolo Todd

Paolo Todd

How an Arcata man came to give his life to a cause a world away

(November 7, 2019) During a late-night broadcast in February of 2018, the Humboldt Free Radio Alliance, a long-running independent F.M. radio station, played an audio recording from the Kurdish People's Protection Units,...

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A Communications ClusterKerfuffle

Why, on the eve of a blackout, PG&E and Humboldt County were on very different pages for more than 20 hours

(November 7, 2019) It was about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, when, just hours removed from a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff that had cut power to the entirety of Humboldt County...

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Spreading the Gospel of Good Fire

Officials bring in artists to aid controlled burn messaging

(October 31, 2019) It's been clear for decades that re-thinking fire management in the West is as much art as craft and science, so it's fitting that the annual prescribed burning training...

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Humboldt Weathers Blackout, Braces for Another

(October 31, 2019) As this issue of the Journal went to press, most of Humboldt County was emerging from 36 hours of darkness and trying to take advantage of a projected 16...

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The Island's Return

The unprecedented repatriation of the center of the Wiyot universe

(October 24, 2019) There was a time not long ago when this was unthinkable. After all, when Wiyot tribal officials first called Eureka City Hall to request the return of Duluwat Island...

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Eureka, Meet Your City Manager

Minnesota man hopes to be on the job 15 years

(October 24, 2019) The first thing incoming Eureka City Manager Dean Lotter and his wife Wendy did after arriving in Humboldt County was pick up a rental car and hit the streets, set...

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BLACKOUT

Humboldt County emerges from 28 hours of darkness to confront an uncomfortable reality

(October 17, 2019) It was 5:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, when Dorie Lanni's cell phone rang. It had already been a hectic 36 hours for Lanni, the county's emergency services manager...

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A Dark Day in Humboldt

With the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown behind Humboldt County — at least for the time being —the Journal asked readers to share their experiences during those hours when the region went dark. Here is a sampling of their responses.

(October 17, 2019) My husband and I were fully prepared. We have a generator, extra gas, lanterns and extra batteries, plenty of food and water, a barbecue, a propane stove and water heater,...

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'A Brady Cop'

Tensions escalate between Willits police chief and district attorney over hiring of EPD officer

(October 17, 2019) The rift between Willits Police Chief Scott Warnock and Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster over Willits' hiring of a former Eureka Police Officer continues to escalate. As we reported...

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Walter Lippmann in Wonderland: Project Censored's Top 10 Stories of 2019 Project Censored

(October 11, 2019) Every year, Project Censored scours the landscape for the most important stories that the mainstream corporate media somehow missed, and every year the task seems to get a bit stranger....

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Huffman Gets Bleak Input on Fisheries

Congressman's national tour starts in Arcata with grim discussion

(October 11, 2019) Long before the first refugees from the city planted cannabis seeds in the hills of Southern Humboldt, fishermen braved the seas in summer and winter to bring back crab, salmon,...

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'Jolting and Surprising'

UPD officers air grievances with no-confidence vote in chief

(October 11, 2019) Humboldt State University Chief of Police Donn Peterson was with Vice President of Administration and Finance Douglas Dawes on Sept. 30 when he first learned of his officer's no-confidence vote...

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Because Media Literacy Matters

(October 3, 2019) Welcome to our second annual Media Literacy Issue. A lot has changed since last year's inaugural offering (June 7, 2018), penned as the fake news chorus gripped the nation....

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'Insurmountable'

Humboldt's 'old-growth' daily newspaper slammed by another round of cuts

(October 3, 2019) When Daniel Squier returned to the Times-Standard in January of 2018 to take a reporting job covering local courts, he knew he would be stepping into a newsroom fundamentally...

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Journalism at Three Arcata High Schools

Hope is a teen with a reporter's notebook, smart phone and a journalism class

(October 3, 2019) The journalism adviser hands skinny reporter notebooks to students filing into her Arcata High School classroom. Today is a favorite day for English teacher Danielle Witten and her 30-person...

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Endangered

Why local news is a threatened species and what you can do to protect it

(October 3, 2019) Consider the worm. Some species of worm are parasites that live off the human body. But others are essential to our ecosystem. They add nutrients to our soil that...

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