All Creatures Great and Small

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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Needles, Needles, Needles

The problem is pointedly obvious, but solutions remain elusive

(October 19, 2017) The stark reality of the local heroin epidemic spilled into the streets of Eureka last spring when the public restrooms in Old Town overflowed, clogged with thousands of syringes...

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Correction

(October 19, 2017) In "Purple Yam Dim Sum" (Oct. 12), the instructions for the steamed buns should have indicated adding 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of yeast, not teaspoons. The Journal...

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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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Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

(October 21, 2017) The Eureka City Council unanimously approved several hot-button issues on Tuesday night despite an unprecedented amount of pushback from Mayor Frank Jager and a smatter of spirited public comment. The...

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Hearing Set in Public Defender Case Amid Settlement Offer, Allegations of Delay Tactics

(October 20, 2017) The Humboldt County Superior Court has set a hearing next month to determine whether embattled Public Defender David Marcus meets the minimum state qualifications to hold his job. But Patrik...

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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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