The Other Trump

The Other Trump

Building on the legacy of its founder, a small land trust looks to do big things

(April 27, 2017) Maybe you like to picnic at Moonstone Beach or surf Houda Point. Or perhaps a solitary walk along Luffenholtz Beach is more your thing, or tide pooling at nearby...

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Two Days That Shook Humboldt

25 years later, a look back on the quakes that changed the course of tsunami awareness

(April 27, 2017) Twenty-five years have passed since that warm spring morning on April 25, 1992, when the Cascadia subduction zone delivered a far-reaching message — a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that shook the...

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'Grab it by the Horns'

Harnessing the environmental, and political, power of our local food system

(April 20, 2017) One of the many things that have been made abundantly clear since Jan. 20: Much-needed shifts toward environmental and community sustainability will not be coming from the top down....

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The Butterfly Effect

Could the entire city of Arcata become a certified wildlife habitat? These guys think so.

(April 20, 2017) Daniel Viellieux stepped out onto the Arcata Plaza followed by his friend and partner Joseph Ferber. The pair walked counter clockwise around the square and pointed to different plant...

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Easy Steps to Reduce Your Food Footprint

(April 20, 2017) In the grocery store: Look for labels like "grassfed," "pastured" and "animal welfare approved" for meat, eggs and dairy products. Be wary of labels like "natural," "humanely raised," "cage...

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Banned

An Iranian student's struggle to reunite with his girlfriend and continue his education at HSU

(April 13, 2017) When Mohammad Maleki finally arrived at the small Turkish hotel room down the road from the airport, he put down his luggage — which held a bag of Iranian...

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Slip, Sliding Away

There are no easy answers to Last Chance Grade

(April 6, 2017) Mother Nature is just not on Last Chance Grade's side. Caught between an eroding coastline and three massive landslides on unrelenting marches toward the ocean, the long-failing highway section...

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Naming and Blaming

New evidence of financial sleight of hand in troubled skilled nursing chain

(April 6, 2017) For as long as the public eye has been on the woes of Humboldt County's skilled nursing facilities, all but one of which are owned by the same company —...

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Alternatives to Last Chance Grade

(April 6, 2017) Alternative A1 (Rudisill Road to LCG Tunnel) This alternative, which includes a 2,000-foot tunnel under Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, is 3.2 miles long at a cost of...

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Past Lives of the Coral Sea

Diving dogs, treasure hunters and drug smugglers, ahoy!

(March 30, 2017) After sitting neglected in a Florida harbor for weeks, home only to some dirty dishes and a feral cat that lived in the engine room, the Coral Sea was...

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Red Handed

EPD's new serial shoplifter policy: deterrent or overreach?

(March 30, 2017) The Eureka Police Department has a new weapon in its arsenal to combat serial shoplifters: The threat of jail time. Dogged by complaints that, due to realignment and a...

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Young and Hungry

Humboldt's next generation of entrepreneurs and the plot to keep them here

(March 23, 2017) The students in the first period culinary arts class at Zoe Barnum High School are restless. They check their phones and turn around in their chairs to talk to...

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Playing Hardball

Eureka City Schools takes charter school to court

(March 23, 2017) The harbinger of Eureka City Schools' controversial proposal to cap transfers in an effort to stem the tide of students leaving for other districts — taking the state funding that...

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40 Acres and a Permit

Cannabis cultivation applications send rural property values skyrocketing

(March 16, 2017) Kris Sundeen, who has worked in local real estate for more than a decade, clearly remembers the day he realized the market was about to explode. It was early...

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The Carrot and the Stick

While urging compliance, county does little to ramp up enforcement

(March 16, 2017) By law enforcement estimates, there are about 10,000 marijuana farms in Humboldt County. About 2,300 of them have applied for the county permits needed to legitimize under local and...

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Culture Change

Two men, two towns and a shared vision

(March 16, 2017) Mark Rowley has spent just about all of his 62 years in Willow Creek and says he's never been tempted to move. That is, until now. Why — after...

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