Dying and Destitute

Dying and Destitute

Terminal patients become collateral damage in the war between the Squireses and the city

(January 18, 2018) Craig and Lisa Smith are running out of time. They're dying. He has congestive heart failure and a cancer eating at his kidney. She has a severe respiratory illness and...

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Congressional Chat

Huffman talks civility in the Trump era

(January 18, 2018) Editor's Note: The following are excerpts from an interview with North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, who sat down with the North Coast Journal in his Eureka field office on Jan....

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As the Squireses' bankruptcy case heats up, the couple may be forced to sell off dozens of properties

(January 11, 2018) When notorious Humboldt County landlords Floyd and Betty Squires filed for bankruptcy protection in November, their finances became an open book laid out in a host of court documents filed...

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Students Inside

Humboldt residents bring the arts to Pelican Bay State Prison

(January 4, 2018) The room is about the size of a large walk-in closet. Its walls are industrial beige, the floor gray concrete. Six cages of diamond metal mesh line a wall, each...

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Top 10 Stories of 1017

The biggest stories of 2017

(December 28, 2017) What a year, Humboldt. In the pages of our 52 issues this year — and our daily online content — we've told a lot of stories, reporting on the...

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Top 10 Dick Moves

The year in not cool

(December 28, 2017) What makes something a dick move? Oxford English Dictionaries defines it as "vulgar slang" (fair enough) for "a contemptibly cruel or selfish action." It could be as small an...

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Who Said What

Match the quote to the speaker

(December 28, 2017) This was a memorable year for rants, gaffes and wit from all arenas. Can you match the quotes to a speaker featured in the Journal? Click to the next...

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High Stakes

Starting next month, testing laboratories will decide which buds go to market and which get destroyed

(December 21, 2017) For a couple of years now, cannabis growers throughout the state have been taking their harvests to get lab tested. Sometimes they're simply looking to document a potently high THC...

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Something to Crow About

After a neighbor complains, one man fights to keep his rooster and his coop

(December 21, 2017) To start off the morning, Art Rush likes to pour himself a cup of coffee, gather up his rescue tabby cat "Lily" and head for his small white bungalow's back...

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Maria Garcia, Citizen

After work, ESL students go back to school

(December 14, 2017) The students are from El Salvador, Afghanistan, Chile, Mexico, Indonesia, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic. They are mostly women and mostly young, although there are several middle-aged couples and one tiny...

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'In the Interest of Justice'

Decades after leaving the jungle, Eric Hollenbeck is awarded three Bronze Service Stars

(December 14, 2017) I'm driving in the Safety Corridor when Eric Hollenbeck calls. "Are you in Eureka?" his voice gravels from the car speakers. "I got something I wanna show you." A...

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A Matter of Choice

Humboldt's tradition of open enrollment will likely see some changes next year

(December 14, 2017) The 2,000 or so Humboldt County families with children attending schools outside their home districts may need to do a little extra planning in the future under a draft enrollment...

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A Monumental Decision

The city of Arcata grapples with symbols from its past

(December 7, 2017) One by one, dozens of speakers addressed the large crowd gathered in Arcata's D Street Community Center on Dec. 4, passionately describing divergent views of two vestiges of the...

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Boosters Connect on Hail Mary, Save HSU Football

Massive community fundraising efforts overcome communication breakdown

(December 7, 2017) When the odds seemed their longest and Humboldt State University football seemed destined for the dustbins of history, a Hail Mary pass connected just as time expired. Only this time,...

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A photodocumentary project, three decades later

(November 30, 2017) Thirty years ago, on Friday, Oct. 23, 1987, I helped the late Wayne Miller organize more than 100 local photographers in a countywide photo shoot of the "People, Places and...

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The Big Tent Approach

Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition considers alternative shelter options

(November 30, 2017) With time and options dwindling, it now appears the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition will zero in on finding land where people can safely camp or stay in a large...

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