Three Strikes

Three Strikes

Another DA down in Del Norte

(June 29, 2017) The office had just emerged from what Del Norte County Assistant District Attorney Katherine Micks describes as "a very dark time," and there was, she says, a genuine sense of...

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Writing a New Story

Creating a legacy for Fortuna man killed in school shooting

(June 29, 2017) A Fortuna author is using her work to convert a family tragedy into an opportunity for others. Jennifer Bailey, who writes young adult fiction under the pen name J. Lynn...

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Get to Work

As schools push toward 'measured and mandated,' a local jewel may be lost unless a community and an industry come together to save it

(June 22, 2017) At a little house on Maplewood Drive, the radio is tuned to KRED and a country song swings its way across the windswept, sunny lot in McKinleyville's newest 32-acre subdivision....

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'Undermined'

Attorney alleges public defender hire is treating the indigent like 'guinea pigs'

(June 22, 2017) Local attorney Patrik Griego is arguing that he should be allowed to proceed with his case alleging Humboldt County's public defender doesn't meet minimum state qualifications for the job. "By...

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'Undermined'

Attorney alleges public defender hire is treating the indigent like 'guinea pigs'

(June 22, 2017) Local attorney Patrik Griego is arguing that he should be allowed to proceed with his case alleging Humboldt County's public defender doesn't meet minimum state qualifications for the job. "By...

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Unpopular Opinions

(June 15, 2017)  This is Genius In this oh-so-polarized country of ours, it's important to give voice to the voiceless, to make sure people hear the unpopular opinions of the day, right?...

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Causes and Conditions

Grand Jury investigates child welfare system

(June 15, 2017) Humboldt County's children are not being afforded the protection they deserve. This is the conclusion of the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury, which recently released two reports about our child...

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EPD Chief Headed to Santa Cruz

Mills looks forward to new challenges, better travel options

(June 15, 2017) The straw that broke Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills' will to stay in Humboldt County seems to have come not through politics or crime reports but, instead, through a pair...

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Masterpiece

An arrest, a police chief, a defendant and a conversation that can change a community

(June 8, 2017) It was an atypical meeting, with the police chief sitting across from the defendant in the chief's office. The captain in charge of patrol sat nearby as the two,...

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Neighbors Successfully Sue the Squireses

Meanwhile, the city of Eureka's long-standing case continues its courthouse march

(June 8, 2017) Residents along a stretch of G Street say they had one main goal in mind when they grouped together to take Eureka's most notorious landlords to court: They wanted...

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Swept

The city of Eureka's multi-year effort to clear the PalCo Marsh homeless camp, amid infighting and public backlash

(June 1, 2017) Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series looking back at the May 2, 2016, clearing of homeless encampments from the PalCo Marsh. Part one is "Prelude...

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Country Music Singer Tries to Mainstream Humboldt Cannabis

(June 27, 2017) Continuing his now decades-long attempt to strum along to the zeitgeist of popular culture, country music singer Toby Keith recently released a song titled "Wacky Tobaccy," and, guess what? Yeah,...

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Sheriff's Office IDs Inmate Who Died in Custody

(June 23, 2017) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who died in custody at around 3 a.m. this morning as Colleen Marie Branch, 36, of Eureka. Branch was in the...

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Alleged Energy Scam Has Eureka Residents Up in Arms

(June 21, 2017) A video of a Humboldt Hill resident chasing two alleged scammers down the street while exchanging insults has generated more than 15,000 views on Facebook. The video, posted Tuesday evening...

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