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1 hr ago | Times-Standard

Re-elect Bass as county supervisor

There's a very good reason why our local elections are nonpartisan. Unlike Pam Service's letter of last week suggested, we need to elect the best candidate we can to represent us -- regardless of the political party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Edwards, US News, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Times-Standard

Fishing the North Coast: Coastal saltwater season about to take off;...

First up is the May 1 Pacific Halibut opener. The season will run through Oct. 1, but will be closed for the month of August due to changes to the existing catch sharing plan that are expected to reduce catch levels that are closer to the allocation for California's recreational fishery.

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Related Topix: August, CA, California, Mendocino, CA, Crescent City, CA, Eureka, CA

10 hrs ago | Times-Standard

Guilty plea in NW killing spree with Eureka victim; sentencing set for Aug. 4

A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 -- including a Eureka man -- pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

10 hrs ago | Times-Standard

Prices continue to rise at the pump in Humboldt County; officials say ...

With summer months fast approaching, gas prices are continuing to inch -- and now practically leap -- toward the $4.50 a gallon mark.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, Fortuna, CA, Arcata, CA, McKinleyville, CA

11 hrs ago | North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

NewsInternet Dreamin'Humboldt County's online evolution is far from over

Clad in a busy floral tie, white shirt and slacks, Larry Goldberg sits on the handrail of a single lane wooden bridge, with a bulky computer on his lap and a cellular phone the size of a dictionary beside him.

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Related Topix: Arcata, CA

11 hrs ago | Times-Standard

Do no disturb: Swallows return to Humboldt County

The tiny aerobatic birds, with chirps that often make mating pairs searching for a nesting site sound like a bickering couple, are in the midst of migrating to Humboldt County to breed.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Times-Standard

McKinleyville boy, 12, reported missing

Aaron Small, 12, was last seen on McKinleyville Avenue at 12:30 p.m. today wearing this shirt, according to a message sent to the Times-Standard.

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Related Topix: McKinleyville, CA

Times-Standard

Supervisors nix request for marijuana grow ordinance meetings;...

With marijuana growers already beginning preparations for the planting season, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to deny the planning commission's funding request for two additional meetings on a land use ordinance regulating outdoor medical marijuana grows in residential areas.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Willow Creek, CA, Blue Lake, CA, Eureka, CA

Humboldt Beacon

Garberville man arrested for warrant, had meth in his pocket

On Tuesday, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Deputy was patrolling in downtown Garberville when he saw Michael Lee Russell, 27 years old, a local transient.

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Related Topix: Garberville, CA, Drugs, Prison

Times-Standard

Fortuna council approves railroad letter; election sign time limit extended

The Fortuna City Council unanimously approved Monday the authorization of a support letter for a planning study on a proposed railroad project and passed an ordinance eliminating the time period political signs could be displayed.

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Related Topix: Fortuna, CA, Eureka, CA, Arcata, CA

Times-Standard

Feds offer hand up to local ranchers: Farm bill offers financial assistance for loss of cattle

Humboldt County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Katie Delbar said there are multiple programs to help producers that have experienced cattle deaths and grazing losses, adding that the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will probably be of the most interest here.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Eureka, CA, Ferndale, CA

Times-Standard

Safe Haven seeks public's support against domestic violence

On a quiet street in Humboldt County, an elegant two-story house faces east. It was once owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, who generously donated it to Redwood Community Action Agency many years ago.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Times-Standard

Woman wanted in pitchfork attack

On Saturday, at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call of a stabbing that occurred in the 400 block of Phillipsville Loop Road, Phillipsville.

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Related Topix: Phillipsville, CA

Times-Standard

April Open Mic Jam

Everyone is invited to the Open Mic Music Jamboree on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fortuna Monday Club.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA

Times-Standard

Board of Supervisors slogs through a third of Housing Element; public ...

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors made slow, steady progress during its Monday review of the General Plan Update's Housing Element, covering about a third of the planning commission's nearly 40 recommended changes and making some alterations of its own.

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Times-Standard

What it takes to be district attorney

In June, Humboldt County voters will make a critically important decision -- who will serve as their district attorney.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty, Prison, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Redwood Times

Eureka resident suspected of DUI hits Bayside post office pole

Arcata Police Department officers arrested a Eureka man on Sunday after his car hit the pole outside the Bayside Post Office and overturned.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, Arcata, CA

Redwood Times

Update on SoHum homicide case, one arrest

On Friday, at about 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Office detectives arrested Melinda Elaine Carter age 41 for conspiracy and accessory to a homicide, auto theft and arson after developing information that a homicide had occurred in the Garberville area.

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Related Topix: Garberville, CA, Eureka, CA, Redway, CA

North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

Coroner Identifies Motorcycle Crash Victim

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a Eureka motorcycle accident early Sunday morning as 26-year-old Tommy Ricardo Ruiz.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, McKinleyville, CA

Times-Standard

Sheriff's Office: Man arrested after stealing donation box for hungry children

On Sunday, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Deputy on patrol drove through the rear entrance of Safeway, 2555 Harris Street, Eureka.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA

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