Charmaine Lawson Calls on Witnesses to 'Do the Right Thing'

(April 18, 2021) Standing before about 150 people who turned out to support her on Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary of her son’s killing, Charmaine Lawson delivered a simple plea. “To...

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Man Fatally Stabbed in Chaotic Arcata Fight

(April 18, 2021) Arcata police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred at about 1:20 this morning. Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn said the incident began outside the Arcata Theater Lounge on G...

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NCJ Preview: Bull Kelp, Hog Heaven, CRV Fixes and Latinx COVID Impacts

(April 17, 2021) Our Green Issue hits stands this week so we're looking a some eco-centric stories in the paper, including the hope for reviving the bull kelp population in our waters. We've...

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Denver Flights are Coming Back

(April 16, 2021) Nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport out of Humboldt County are scheduled to resume June 3, adding to some new travel options announced in recent months. The United...

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Public Health Confirms 9 New COVID-19 Cases, Expects 7.5K Vaccine Doses Next Week

(April 16, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases today, making 71 this week — a more than doubling from last week's tally. Public Health also reported the county...

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'People are Dying as We Wait': Bid to Tighten California Nursing Home Oversight Sputters

(April 16, 2021) An effort to fix problems with the oversight of California’s nursing homes has stalled, sparking fears that the bill is doomed — and prompting elder care advocates to warn that...

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Public Health Confirms 37th Local COVID Death, Walk-in Vaccine Clinics Available Tomorrow and Sunday

(April 15, 2021) A 37th Humboldt County resident has died with COVID-19, Public Health reported today. The resident who died was in their 70s, Public Health announced in a press release, while...

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Releases on the Trinity River to Significant Increase Flow This Week

(April 15, 2021) Restoration flows will begin tomorrow, April 16, on the Trinity River to help improve conditions after another critically dry water year. A flow schedule based on the expected amount...

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Tools in the Toolbox

Looking for ways to restore and protect the state's beleaguered bull kelp forests and in turn, red abalone stock

(April 15, 2021) The fragile future of the North Coast's beleaguered bull kelp forests is perhaps best captured in a single photograph taken off the Mendocino County coast last summer. The image...

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Deciphering the Gaps

Health Officer, Latinx providers talk COVID disparities

(April 15, 2021) In an effort to address persistent disparities in COVID-19's impacts on the local Latinx community, Humboldt County Public Health Officer Ian Hoffman recently met with LatinoNet, a network of...

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A System in Need of Upcycling

The California CRV system's problems continue to trickle down to Humboldt

(April 15, 2021) When overwhelming demand closed Humboldt County's last California Refund Value redemption service at the Eureka Recycling Center last September, it left residents with few options to get their CRV...

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APD Renews Call for Witnesses as Fourth Anniversary of Lawson's Death Approaches

(April 14, 2021) As the fourth anniversary of his death approaches, the Arcata Police Department is once again calling on witnesses to step forward in the April 15, 2017, stabbing of Humboldt...

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Public Health Confirms 13 COVID-19 New Cases; 30K Residents Fully Vaccinated

(April 14, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases today, with one case removed after it was found to be a duplicate, making 54 positive cases this week and totaling...

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Fish and Wildlife: Don't Take the Fawns (with Video)

(April 14, 2021) Fawn season is here and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding the public that mother deer after hide their young in tall grass or brush, at...

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Public Health Confirms Seven New COVID-19 Cases

(April 13, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases today, making 42 so far this week and bringing the county's cumulative case count to 3,560. The cases were confirmed...

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The NCJ Reader Survey is open for your input!

And the Survey Says ...

(April 13, 2021) The North Coast Journal wants to hear from you, dear readers. Take a bit of time to answer a our survey so we know what you like (and also...

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UPDATE: Feds Pause Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, HumCo Follows Suit

(April 13, 2021) UPDATE: Humboldt County Public Health has announced that it will follow federal recommendations and immediately pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Further, Public Health urges anyone experiencing...

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HumCo Fentanyl Overdoses Coming at "Staggering" Rate in 2021

(April 13, 2021) Humboldt County is in the midst of a surge of fentanyl-related overdose deaths, alarming local officials who have long braced for the powerful opioid’s impact on the North Coast. Fentanyl...

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Public Health Confirms 35 New COVID-19 Cases

(April 12, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that it has confirmed 35 new COVID-19 cases since Friday — more than were confirmed all of last week — bringing the county's...

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Hoopa and Karuk Tribes Get Millions in Affordable Housing Grants

(April 12, 2021) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted more than $90 million to 24 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the nation, including the North...

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Man Fatally Stabbed in Chaotic Arcata Fight

(April 18, 2021) Arcata police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred at about 1:20 this morning. Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn said the incident began outside the Arcata Theater Lounge on G...

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A Feast in Redway

(April 17, 2021) Redway could use more places to eat, especially on Evergreen Drive, and now it's got that and then some. In January, Laura Lasseter and her family have opened up Cafe...

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Denver Flights are Coming Back

(April 16, 2021) Nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport out of Humboldt County are scheduled to resume June 3, adding to some new travel options announced in recent months. The United...

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