The Race to Rep Humboldt's County Seat

The Race to Rep Humboldt's County Seat

Two challengers and an incumbent make their cases to represent the Fourth District

(May 24, 2018) Humboldt County's Fourth Supervisorial District stands apart from the rest. First and foremost, it's the most urban district in the 4,000 square miles that make up Humboldt County and...

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A Fierce Fight for the Fifth District

As the race turns a bit nasty, the candidates weigh in on the issues

(May 24, 2018) The race to represent Humboldt County's sprawling Fifth Supervisorial District is in full swing, with accusations and hard feelings aplenty. The campaign pits two-term incumbent and California Costal Commissioner...

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What's In 10 Years' Worth of Sequoia Park Zoo Animal Autopsies

(May 17, 2018) "Monty" was not feeling well. The 17-year-old male Pygora goat's osteoarthritis had stopped responding to medication. In the extreme upper age range for his species, which usually lives to 14,...

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The Surprisingly Dramatic Race for Auditor-Controller

(May 17, 2018) Does slow and steady really win the race? Mike Lorig, an accountant with the Department of Health and Human Services and a contender in this year's auditor-controller election, certainly hopes...

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Two Local Attorneys Vie for Humboldt's First Contested Judgeship in Decades

(May 17, 2018) On June 5, Humboldt County will see its first contested judicial election in 20 years, when voters will choose either Lathe Gill or Lawrence Killoran to fill the seat...

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Summer of Fun!!!!!

(May 10, 2018) Don't freak out but it's May. Which means we're a graduation cap's throw from June and we've got to find something to do with the kids this summer. Lucky...

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What we did, and didn't, learn from the state's audit of skilled nursing facilities

(May 10, 2018) Brius Healthcare, LLC, did nothing illegal when its local skilled nursing facilities spent millions of dollars on related party transactions, according to a state auditor's report on the practice that...

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Lao New Year

Feeding the ancestors

(May 3, 2018) Just after 9 in the morning on April 21 in the Humboldt Grange parking lot, a handful of people are unloading covered foil trays from cars as a low...

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Supes Fundraising: Madrone closes gap in Fifth, Bass steamrolls in Fourth

(May 3, 2018) If we judge by campaign fundraising alone, it seems the race to become Humboldt County's next Fifth District supervisor has become a dead heat. While incumbent Ryan Sundberg finished...

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An Arcata Woman's Quest and the Federal Government's Efforts to See a Centuries-Old Statue Returned to Mexico

(April 26, 2018) Intricately carved by the hands of an artist in central Mexico some 200 years ago, the delicately painted statue of baby Jesus with crimson lips and outstretched arms has...

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Supes Candidates Square Off in First Forums of Election Season

(April 26, 2018) The races for two seats on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially kicked into gear April 23 with the public watching the candidates square off in real time at...

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A Listicle to Save the World

What each of us can do to reduce our environmental footprint

(April 19, 2018) With all the bleak environmental news out there — climate change, rising sea levels, endangered species, starving abalone — it can be easy to feel lost and disheartened, unsure...

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SCRAP vs. Weed Waste

(April 19, 2018) With legalized cannabis comes a bumper crop of plastic packaging, cutting sharply into how green your weed is. The creative reuse mavens at SCRAP Humboldt took up the challenge and...

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Languishing or Progressing?

Arcata and its former investigator both say David Josiah Lawson's murder is solvable, but that's about all they agree on

(April 19, 2018) Tom Parker, a retired FBI agent who recently stepped down from assisting the Arcata Police Department's investigation into David Josiah Lawson's murder, says he's convinced the case could be solved...

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Exit Interview with Bill Damiano

What the retiring probation chief has seen, learned and is still mad about

(April 19, 2018) Humboldt County Chief Probation Officer Bill Damiano has less than a week left on the job and he's using the time to break in a new pair of hiking...

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Arcata Chief Abruptly Resigns Amid Growing Frustrations and the Looming Anniversary of an HSU Student's Slaying

(April 12, 2018) Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman abruptly resigned his post April 10, sending a departmentwide email saying he felt the timing was right "not only for [him] but for the...

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