Flash Fiction 2017

Flash Fiction 2017

(November 16, 2017) Judging the Flash Fiction Contest is a binge in small bites — a tasting menu from a multitude of cuisines. In the course of reading 134 submitted 99-word stories and...

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Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

Court sets Dec. 13 hearing to determine minimum qualifications for the job

(November 16, 2017) Next month, visiting Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Marjorie Carter will attempt to block out all the noise surrounding Public Defender David Marcus — the allegations of political witch hunts...

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The Journey of Radioman

(November 9, 2017) "This play is so important. I've never read anything like this." "Same shit, different war" "My father. My uncle. My sister." "You gotta get through it somehow." "It's a tense...

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The Impossible Possible

California fires and winter cold prompt action on 24-7 homeless shelter

(November 9, 2017) With roughly three weeks on the clock, members of the Humboldt Homeless and Housing Coalition are fighting time, weather and the specter of past failures to accomplish an utterly reachable...

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Play It Forward

Arcata's Greenview Park breaks new ground by taking down barriers

(November 2, 2017) When Ernesto Cappuccio arrived in Arcata with his family just over four years ago, a lot about his life changed. There were all the usual things that such a move...

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(November 2, 2017) An article headlined "Away from the Rain" in the Oct. 26, 2017, edition of the North Coast Journal inaccurately paraphrased Peg Anderson, who has worked with the Southern Humboldt Emergency...

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(November 2, 2017) A review headlined "Microcosm of LIfe on Avenue Q" in the Oct. 26, 2017, edition of the North Coast Journal stated that Nichole Riffenburgh recently played Mary Poppins and Marticia...

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A Homeless Survival Guide

(October 26, 2017) The leaves in some states will be changing soon, colors of every hue — reds and yellow, brilliant orange, still a little bit of green and finally brown — will...

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Away from the Rain

The state of extreme weather shelters across Humboldt County

(October 26, 2017) The first deluge of winter has come and gone, but it will be at least another month before extreme weather shelters open across Humboldt County. The shelters generally open when...

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All Creatures Great and Small

The Blessing of the Animals at St. Alban's

(October 19, 2017) It's late afternoon on a blustery October day. Rev. Sara Potter of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Arcata bends over the leaf of a plant outside the wall of the...

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Freshwater Native, Triple Amputee Inspires Students

Wendi Locatelli's new life: 'I miss my toes. But I try to stay positive.'

(October 19, 2017) The last thing Wendi Figas Locatelli remembered was falling asleep. The 34-year-old mother of three, who grew up in Freshwater and attended Eureka High School, did not know that her...

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in our blogs...

Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Resigns

(November 20, 2017) The sudden resignation of Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Bill Gillespie, announced this morning by the Humboldt Bay Fire Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors, wasn’t accompanied by much in the...

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Huffman, Thompson Blast Trump Admin for Leaving California out of Disaster Funding

(November 18, 2017) North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman and his predecessor issued a scathing joint statement yesterday, blasting the Trump administration for leaving wildfire-ravaged California out of its disaster funding request. Huffman released...

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New State Cannabis Regulations Allow for Limitless Grow Sizes

(November 17, 2017) It looks like you’ll be able to munch down on that cannabis beef jerky come January but the stony shrimp cocktail will have to wait. California dropped its long-awaited emergency...

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