Same Team

How someone can be racist and not know it

(May 11, 2017) Many painful questions will be asked after the killing of black Humboldt State University student leader David Josiah Lawson. Was the killing motivated by racism? Were the responses of first...

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Hypocrisy Now!

Why going vegan is the single greenest thing you can do

(April 20, 2017) As residents of Humboldt County, we often pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious. Many of us are already taking steps toward living more sustainably. Perhaps you ride your bike (or...

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It's What, Not How, You Grow

(March 23, 2017) Economics 101 teaches us that carrots are more effective than sticks in encouraging compliance by any industry. So what are the incentives for the cannabis industry? Why is cannabis being...

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A Singular Solution

As Republicans squabble over healthcare, California should lead the way

(March 16, 2017) The reason Republicans haven't come up with a credible plan to replace Obamacare over the last seven years is because they've never thought it was important for all Americans...

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The Need for Sanctuary

The case for protecting the vulnerable among us

(March 9, 2017) Sanctuary city ordinances will be considered soon by the Arcata (April 5 agenda) and Eureka city councils and efforts are also under way to make Humboldt County a sanctuary county....

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'My Hope'

What one local Republican wants from a Trump presidency

(January 26, 2017) The 2016 presidential race was remarkable for many reasons, but what stood out to me was the level of flat-out lies thrown back and forth and how the media failed...

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Humboldt Harbor: The Heart of Our Community

(January 19, 2017) Humboldt Bay is the heart of our community. Its pulse is the rhythm of the tides. Each tide disperses everything from micronutrients that sustain vital natural resources to cargo destined...

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Last Chance

(January 5, 2017) Back in November a dear friend and I took our annual trip to Ashland, Oregon, to enjoy the fall leaves in Lithia Park. I love most of the drive, first...

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Top 10 Dick Moves

The year in bad actors and bad looks

(December 29, 2016) Some ill deeds, large or small, illegal or just plain wrong, go unpunished. This year had its share of shady deals and self-serving choices, not to mention a few...

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Teens These Days

A teacher's dispatch from Fortuna High School

(December 1, 2016) In 1982, I was in my second week speaking from the intimidating side of the podium at Fortuna High School when an unknown high school senior named Barry Mendenhall —...

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Let's Talk About It: Bridging the Divide

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need...

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Let's Talk About It: Aftermath

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need...

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Let's Talk About It: The Safety Pin

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need safe...

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Let's Talk About It: Engage, Engage, Engage

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need safe...

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Let's Talk About It: Choosing Civility

(November 17, 2016) Editor's note: This is one in a series of opinion pieces solicited by the Journal. In the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8, it became very clear that people need safe...

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