Reggae Falling

Reggae Falling

A devastating loss and what it means for a beloved SoHum nonprofit and its flagship festival

(October 12, 2017) At the end of August, the Mateel Community Center addressed a letter to its supporters, inviting everyone to a Sept. 19 public input meeting and sending shockwaves through Southern Humboldt....

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Clarification

(October 12, 2017) The story "Strumming up a Case" in the Aug. 31, 2017 edition of the North Coast Journal contained inaccurate information regarding the songs that Oscar Leatherman was belting out preceding...

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Project Censored

The missing stories and the patterns they expose

(October 5, 2017) In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government...

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Wayward Passage

Study: If tsunami debris brought stowaways across the Pacific, other marine trash can, too

(October 5, 2017) Oregon State University biologist John Chapman can remember the exact moment his scientific world was turned upside down. It was June 5, 2012, and he was standing on Agate Beach,...

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Youth Movement

In tiny Orleans, new volunteers carry on a decades-old tradition of helping their neighbors

(September 28, 2017) In the shade of a sturdy carport sandwiched between Orleans' only gas station and the local community center, eight volunteers clad in yellow T-shirts churn out a steady stream of...

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'Things Can Fall Apart'

Judge allows public defender lawsuit to proceed as attorney exodus hits

(September 28, 2017) A visiting Humboldt County Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 22 that a case challenging the hiring of controversial Public Defender David Marcus can continue, finding sufficient facts have been alleged...

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Clarification

(September 28, 2017) The story "Enabling or a Lifeline" in the Sept. 21, 2017, edition of the North Coast Journal should have specified that the Drug Policy Alliance, Harm Reduction Coalition and California...

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Rio Dell's Hash Lab Murder Case

A garage explodes, a man dies and now four face life in prison

(September 21, 2017) First came the explosion, and it came out of nowhere. Cindy Dobereiner was sitting next door in her canary yellow Craftsman home when the walls shook and the windows rattled....

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Enabling or a Lifeline?

Controversy swirls around drug injection centers

(September 21, 2017) To some, the concept of government sanctioned injection centers is akin to simply giving addicts a free pass to shoot up. To others, it's a proven safety net used...

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Correction

(September 21, 2017) A column in the Sept. 14, 2017, edition of the Journal headlined "Things Stay the Same" incorrectly stated Cody King's age. He is 28. The Journal regrets the error....

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Drunk in Public

The challenge and tragedy of policing a public health crisis

(September 14, 2017) In the long, hot month of August, as ash fell from the sky, the sun and moon did a brief astronomical dance and the public's attention darted from national tragedies...

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Potential Pot Farm Becomes Equine Therapy Center

(October 16, 2017) Savanah McCarty, founder of the nonprofit Wild Souls Ranch, is preparing to move six horses, one pony and a whole lot of tack from Loleta to Fortuna. The nonprofit, which helps...

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Eureka Council to Ponder True Ward Map, Watson's Hiring and Another Chinn Village Tuesday

(October 14, 2017) On Tuesday the Eureka City Council will decide whether to approve new ward boundaries under the city’s True Ward system and whether to move forward with a new transitional housing...

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McKinleyville Man Suspected of Triple Homicide in Nevada Arrested

(October 11, 2017) The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a McKinleyville native who is wanted in Nevada for allegedly killing a woman and her parents at two different locations over the weekend....

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