'Pretty Disappointing'

'Pretty Disappointing'

California workplace safety agency's response to COVID complaints: letters, not inspections

(October 15, 2020) Paz Aguilar continued working seven days a week at two fast food restaurants and as a janitor, even as Oakland seemed to be grinding to a halt around her. ...

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Yellow with a Chance of Orange

New state 'equity metric' pushes Humboldt into less restrictive COVID-19 category, at least for now

(October 15, 2020) When the state announced Oct. 6 that Humboldt County was going to be upgraded in California's tiered COVID-19 risk assessment, it was cause for celebration in many circles. After all,...

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Maze of Measures

Your guide through the ins and outs of nine local ballot measures facing voters in November

(October 8, 2020) When local residents get their ballots in the mail this week, they'll face a bevy of choices. In addition to the race for the White House dominating all national...

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Reaching for Resilience

New programs were beginning to address the traumatic foundation of Humboldt's health problems. Then came COVID.

(October 1, 2020) Mary Ann Hansen probably understands the landscape of early childhood education in Humboldt County better than most. Before she became the director of First 5 Humboldt in 2015, she...

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What you need to know about voting in November

(October 1, 2020) Even with a global pandemic and raging wildfires to distract, you're probably keenly aware that we are just weeks away from Election Day, which will decide what's possibly the most...

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Four months after their arrival, Arcata's seven FEMA trailers remain empty

(October 1, 2020) On June 19, the North Coast Journal published a story about how seven trailers provided to the city of Arcata to shelter vulnerable populations during the pandemic had been sitting...

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'Worn Out'

Eureka pans syringe exchange nonprofit

(September 24, 2020) At the Sept. 15 Eureka City Council meeting several things were made clear. The council supports the presence of a syringe exchange program in the city. So does the...

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California's unprecedented wildfires — and their smoke — ride an easterly wind toward Humboldt

(September 17, 2020) When dawn broke Sept. 9, Humboldt County was drowning in a sea of smoke, casting everything below in an almost glowing orange apocalyptic haze. The orange dawn turned to...

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A Pandemic Winter

COVID has limited homeless shelter capacity, a concern as inclement weather approaches

(September 17, 2020) The United States' 3.8 million square miles are split into 3,141 counties. Humboldt is one of just 43 identified by an investigative journalism project as having a homeless population...

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Why the face of Humboldt's pandemic response is stepping down and what it means for the rest of us

(September 10, 2020) Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chair Estelle Fennell said she didn't know what to expect when Health Officer Teresa Frankovich called the board into a special update meeting on Sept....

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The Disclosure Question

Why won't counties report workplace COVID outbreaks to the public?

(September 10, 2020) Napa County doesn't collect data about coronavirus outbreaks in workplaces while nearby Sonoma County does, but won't identify them because it would compromise the county's working relationship with employers. Alameda...

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KSLG's Black Voices Humboldt PSAs Spotlight Racist Experiences

(September 10, 2020) Radio airwaves can provide a refuge where people feel at ease listening to their favorite music, but they can also carry messages that challenge the way an audience thinks....

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Reopening Redux

California's new tiered system and what it means for Humboldt

(September 3, 2020) For Jill and Larry Cromwell, owners of Folsom's three Maribou Salons, the last six months have been a neverending series of financial nightmares. How could they pay $26,000 a...

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Code Orange

New tiered system loosens some restrictions locally, tightens others

(September 3, 2020) Humboldt County has implemented the state's new tiered blueprint for reopening and while it imposes added restrictions on some sectors and loosens them on others, County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich...

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Yurok Connected

Why a North Coast tribe used its stimulus funding to invest big on communications infrastructure

(September 3, 2020) When shelter in place hit in March, Rose Sylvia couldn't just stay home. Sure, she had a job that allowed her to telecommute and her son's school had shifted to...

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What Happened on Howard Street

(August 27, 2020) Just after the sun went down on Independence Day, fighting broke out at a Eureka High School party. The kid wanted none of it. He rounded up his four...

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