Not Another Winter to Wonder

Not Another Winter to Wonder

(February 15, 2018) I am one of the coordinators of the extreme weather shelter group in Southern Humboldt. Last year was our first year of sheltering. We opened the doors in alternating churches...

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Healthcare Access is a Human Right

(January 18, 2018) Jim Wood, our state assemblymember, in his Dec. 28 Views column, "Setting the Record Straight," attempts to discredit California Senate Bill 562 and its supporters. Wood cites many disingenuous facts....

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Physicians for Single Payer

(January 11, 2018) Our current profit-driven health care system is closing physician practices and burning out doctors. The average American physician spends nearly nine hours a week wrangling with insurance companies and the...

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'The Jury Heard It All'

Why a new trial won't change the outcome of the Borges wrongful death lawsuit

(January 11, 2018) I read Thadeus Greenson's Dec. 2 posting on the Borges defendants' motions for judgment and/or a new trial ("County Swaps Attorneys, Challenges $2.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict"). I waited until...

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Trinidad, Do the Right Thing

(January 4, 2018) Editor's note: The following is the text of a speech given at a vigil at Tsurai and the memorial to people who lost their lives at sea, in Trinidad, California,...

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Setting the Record Straight

(December 28, 2017) There is a small and very vocal group who continue to criticize and mischaracterize my position on Senate Bill 562, The Healthy California Act, which advocates for a single-payer healthcare...

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The Plaque, The Statue, The General and 1984

(December 21, 2017) The historical plaque recognizing the Jacoby Building in Arcata uses about 65 words in four sentences to inform visitors when it was built and by whom, when he sold it...

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Views: Why the RNC is Supporting Roy Moore

(December 7, 2017) The Republican Party has no choice but to support Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in Alabama to keep the small majority it has. The whole purpose of a political party...

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Healthcare for All

(November 30, 2017) On Nov. 19, the Humboldt Progressive Democrats voted to admonish state Assemblyman Jim Wood for failing to "take steps to move forward" Senate Bill 562, the single-payer, universal healthcare bill...

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Democracy Needs Diverse Local Media

(November 23, 2017) Diversity, competition and localism are the necessary conditions for media to serve democracy — so they are protected under U.S. communications law. But where there is a profit to be...

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I Passed Notes

A former planning commissioner opens up about texting talking points, 'following orders' and the Journal's lawsuit

(November 16, 2017) I believe that the Journal has raised a couple very important points in its lawsuit and accompanying editorial ("Stop Passing Notes!," Nov. 2). The first involves the transmittal of...

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Dark of Night Edits to a Sungrown Ordinance

(October 19, 2017) Well, the secret's out. As Thadeus Greenson headlined in the Oct. 5, 2017 Journal, there's "Way. Too. Much. Weed." He reported that a recent state Department of Food and Agriculture...

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Pity and Fury

In Southern Humboldt, a painful reckoning with the inevitable

(October 12, 2017) The first time I set foot in the Mateel Community Center was in the late 1990s to attend a benefit for a local woman who, it later would turn out,...

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Mending the Mateel

Why the community center needs saving

(October 12, 2017) When the counterculture — the barefoot, longhaired back-to-the-landers — poured into the hills and valleys of the Mattole and the Eel River watersheds in the 1970s, they needed a gathering...

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Grow Local, Grow Natives

(September 21, 2017) Local Food Month promotes local food, local food production and local farms and community gardens. It is meant to promote a sustainable local food system for our local area....

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'Overlooked'

Humboldt's cannabis past, its future and where it all went wrong

(September 14, 2017) Permit me to deliver myself of a considerable amount of pent-up feeling regarding the whole cannabis issue. I've seen it all, having lived in SoHum for 45 years. Phase I,...

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    • We are sheltering this week. Call 223 3679 for info. Our sites are in Redway…

    • on February 17, 2018
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    • Is there info on how to help volunteer for this?

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    • Desiree, not everyone deserves access to healthcare......lots of criminals deserve nothing.......anything man-made is a privilege,…

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