Tools in the Toolbox

Tools in the Toolbox

Looking for ways to restore and protect the state's beleaguered bull kelp forests and in turn, red abalone stock

(April 15, 2021) The fragile future of the North Coast's beleaguered bull kelp forests is perhaps best captured in a single photograph taken off the Mendocino County coast last summer. The image...

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Deciphering the Gaps

Health Officer, Latinx providers talk COVID disparities

(April 15, 2021) In an effort to address persistent disparities in COVID-19's impacts on the local Latinx community, Humboldt County Public Health Officer Ian Hoffman recently met with LatinoNet, a network of...

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A System in Need of Upcycling

The California CRV system's problems continue to trickle down to Humboldt

(April 15, 2021) When overwhelming demand closed Humboldt County's last California Refund Value redemption service at the Eureka Recycling Center last September, it left residents with few options to get their CRV...

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Carrots, Sticks and Jabs

What will California do to win over vaccine skeptics?

(April 8, 2021) Beginning April 1, all Californians 50 and older became eligible to get their coveted COVID-19 vaccine — including one politically imperiled 53-year-old governor. Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated this latest...

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Four Years Later

With the Lawson homicide anniversary approaching, civil cases plod forward

(April 8, 2021) Next week will mark the fourth anniversary of the fatal stabbing of David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old Humboldt State University sophomore whose still unsolved killings left fissures throughout the local...

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Saturday Morning Shots

Inside Mad River Community Hospital's mass vaccination clinic

(April 1, 2021) The vaccine clinic starts at 9 a.m. By 8:45 a.m. the lines stretch from the breezeway of Pacific Union School's main building in Arcata all the way through the...

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Looking for McKinley

Where is the statue? Only the Timken Foundation knows

(April 1, 2021) Two years have passed since the statue of President William McKinley was taken off his pedestal on the Arcata Plaza in a quiet pre-dawn operation and, since that morning,...

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The Foilies 2021

Recognizing the Year's Worst in Government Transparency 

(March 25, 2021) The day after the 2021 inauguration, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut took to Twitter to declare: "Biden is making transparency cool again."  This was a head-scratcher for many journalists...

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A Year Apart

Four readers on the mark left by a pandemic year

(March 25, 2021) I remember vividly the last time I shook someone's hand. It was Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at a hastily called press conference at the county Department of Health and Human...

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'Abhorrent'

Reported text message scandal leaves two EPD officers on leave, a community angry

(March 25, 2021) The city of Eureka has put two of its police officers on paid leave and hired a third-party to investigate allegations in a bombshell report by the Sacramento Bee that...

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'Vindicated'

A federal indictment alleges police corruption in cannabis seizures

(March 18, 2021) After an investigation launched to determine exactly what happened to 3 pounds of Humboldt County cannabis, the FBI is alleging that the Rohnert Park police officer who headed his...

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County Loses Cannabis Tax Appeal

Ruling could result in return of millions in revenue

(March 18, 2021) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors overstepped when it modified the cannabis tax that county voters approved in 2016, a three-judge appellate court has ruled, upholding a Humboldt County Superior...

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State Awards $30 Million to Study Cannabis

HSU nabs grant to research economic impacts

(March 18, 2021) We're soon going to learn a whole lot about cannabis in California. An often overlooked provision of California's landmark legalization measure — Proposition 64 — set aside funds for research...

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Feeding Humboldt's Hungry

The nonprofits scrambling to keep local residents fed

(March 11, 2021) Who feeds the hungry in Humboldt County? And how are they managing to fulfill their mission during this time of job loss and lockdown? Prior to the pandemic, 20...

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Remembering Denver Nelson: 1941 to 2021

(March 11, 2021) If you ever had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Denver Nelson, chances are the retired neurosurgeon and staunch environmental advocate known for a proclivity to speak his...

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Fight of the River People

The generational push that brought Berkshire Hathaway to the table and put dam removal back on track

(March 4, 2021) It was a Friday in late August when four jet boats made their way up the Klamath River under a cloudless blue sky. The boats carried three tribal chairs....

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