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A summary of Humboldt's last week of news when you want it.

A summary of Humboldt's last week of news when you want it.
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A summary of Humboldt's last week of news when you want it.






Girl testifying against ‘spooky storyteller’ backed by bikers; Last week’s top stories

A girl who testified against a ‘spooky storyteller’ accused of child molestation was backed in the courthouse by members of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The president of the local chapter said they show up in situations such as this only when invited and stressed their mission to protect and empower abused children while following a number of protocols. Also: Cannabis farmers tell local officials taxes and fees are preventing them from success, an actor joins us in spreading the word about...


[Listen] HSU grad, SpongeBob creator, given lifetime achievement award; Last week’s top stories

HSU grad and SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenberg was given lifetime achievement nod at the Annie Awards. “...Hillenberg, who was diagnosed with ALS this past year was (in attendance) and received a standing ovation,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter. “Tom Kenny, who is the voice actor for SpongeBob, made the stage presentation and accepted the award...” Also: Win tickets to see Afroman in Blue Lake Feb. 15, Lonely Planet selects Humboldt as the most compelling vacation destination of 2018,...


Late HSU student, theater standout, awarded posthumous degree with honors; Last week’s top stories

(11:43)A late HSU student and theater standout was awarded a posthumous degree with honors. Also: An alleged serial killer awaiting an unrelated trial is possibly linked to one of Humboldt’s missing, the “missing woman” starring on a show with millions of viewers, Humboldt is enticing if you know how to do it right, a Supervisor’s private flight to Sacramento is questioned, crime updates, and other top stories from last week.


Accused murderer of ex foster parent likely headed to adult court; Last week’s top stories

Named by the DA’s office, a teenager accused of murdering his former foster parent is likely headed to adult court. The victim had two adopted sons and dozens of foster children over the years. Two of the victim’s family members provide details on the victim, the teenager, and how they interacted over the years... Also: Finders keepers in not the HSU way, rent went up and the home vacancy rate went down, a hotline aimed to fight ICE, a pure and udder debate on raw milk, more college...


Family member praises lifesaving dog after fire, seeking housing; Top stories from last week

(10:48) A family member is praising a lifesaving dog after a house fire in Eureka. They're also in need of housing. Also: A Eureka mom said a woman tried to steal her truck with her baby inside, a condemned property displacing families, a Humboldt-shot film makes a Rolling Stone list, illegal outdoor cannabis woes, Mateel woes, good news for Eureka’s economy, the HSU alum headed for the NFL draft gets a huge nod, a hero, the Chronicle’s choice of the coolest thing to do in Humboldt, top...


Coordinator chats about LA flights starting this summer; Top stories from last week

Humboldt County Aviation Program Coordinator Emily Jacobs discusses what what it’ll take for the upcoming LA flight to remain long-term, the benefits of the flight, price expectations, the airport’s name, and much more. Also: The memorial lighthouse in Trinidad is moved, Safeway no longer open 24 hours, the Fortuna ice rink won’t happen next winter unless they find new organizers, another Nickelodeon cartoonist with Humboldt ties, an officer who fought cancer is back on the job, a local...


Local woman featured on ‘Jerry Springer Show’ discusses experience; Top stories from last week

A Eureka woman discusses she and her boyfriend’s appearance on “The Jerry Springer Show” a few months back. The poor character they exemplified on the show was exaggerated. Also: A great achievement by a local cheerleader, a Kringle arrested in Arcata before Christmas, dumb criminals, a heartfelt thank-you and good advice from a family going through a difficult time, an Arcata art educator gets a major nod from the Governor, memorial lighthouse issues in Trinidad, an Arcata mom continues...


Man that allegedly shot deputy near Ferndale pleads not guilty; Humboldt’s last week of news

TS reporter Will Houston discusses an incident near Ferndale that has a Mexican national accused of shooting a Sheriff's Deputy. Regarding the incident he discusses a press conference, court appearance, national coverage, and how the suspect’s citizenship status could impact his case moving forward. Also: Fortuna High School’s football team wins state, an incredible act of anonymous kindness, needle disposal kiosks are now installed in Eureka, AT&T talks outages, protecting the Humboldt...


Reporter discusses high-profile Manila murder coverage; Humboldt’s last week of news

LoCO reporter Rhonda Parker discusses what’s believed to have happened the night of a high-profile murder in Manila, who the suspects are in relation to each other, unproven accusations of child molestation as a possible motive for the murder, and how a flipped suspect could impact the case moving forward. Also: An alleged hitman hiring, a school district looks to resolve past complaints of racial discrimination against Native American students, a national hat-tip to a couple HSU football...


'The Office' actor on shooting indie comedy in Humboldt; Humboldt’s last week of news

Actor Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is The End, Pineapple Express) discusses shooting the indie comedy "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn" in Humboldt County. The film is set to premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival. Also: Bill Murray impressed Humboldt, a local artist continues to achieve amazing things, a section of uplifting stuff, a ticket giveaway to see Flobots in Arcata Dec. 12, crime updates, and other top stories from last week.


LA director on season as trimmigrant: ‘It wasn’t worth it’; Humboldt’s last week of news

An LA director is developing a scripted series based on her experiences as a "trimmigrant" in Humboldt. An anonymous seasonal cannabis worker analyzes her article for Salon, a website which according to them reaches 20 million unique visitors a month. Also: A local lawyer boss exits after a controversial nine months, Humboldt wins as a vacation destination, an NFL-bound HSU student achieves another first, that heart-warming dad proud of his musician son, crime updates, movie updates, and...


Real scratch and sniff cannabis ads possibly first of their kind; Humboldt’s last week of news

These real scratch and sniff cannabis ads are possibly the first of their kind. Humboldt Seed Company's founder discusses how they came up with the idea, how they prevented the inclusion of psychoactive elements in the ads, how an organization in Britain was conversely using scratch and sniff cannabis cards (probably without real terpenes) as a law enforcement tool, and perceptions of cannabis in the “brave new world.” Also: A date is set to determine if our Public Defender boss meets the...


Congressman not sure if God exists, reactions to rare announcement; Humboldt’s last week of news

North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman isn't sure if God exists -- he made a rare announcement that he is a Humanist. A local pastor and two local politicians share different perspectives. Also: Those “killer” robbers in SWAT-style gear, potentially sick sea lions, NFL-bound HSU student Alex Cappa is smart, a defendant turns on another in the Manila murder case, statue perspective, fresh-cut karma for local thieves, and other top stories from last week.


Public Defender boss facing lawsuit over qualifications; Humboldt’s last week of news

Public Defender David Marcus has faced criticism over how he was hired back in Feb., a lawsuit over his eligibility, 17 of his own employees alleging he is unqualified, and even an alleged verbal assault on one of his employees. North Coast Journal Editor Thadeus Greenson is interviewed about his coverage so far. Also: A missing 14 year old, the Sheriff visits HACHR, big changes for pediatrics, President Trump nominated a Humboldt native for U.S. Attorney, an arts and crafts bar opening...


‘Self defense’ concluded after woman fatally stabbed boyfriend; Humboldt’s last week of news

After a woman fatally stabbed boyfriend earlier this year, it was concluded as "self defense." The Sheriff's Office provides background on domestic violence and domestic violence statistics. Also: The former suspect in the murder of an HSU student filed a claim against Arcata, the woman accused of drunkenly running over and killing her daughter and her daughter’s friend gets another trial delay, Humboldt’s opioid problem, fines for illegal growers, one of the teenagers recently accused in...


Carson Mansion dollhouse a reminder club now allows women; Humboldt’s last week of news

A Carson Mansion dollhouse, sold for over $32,000 to the CEO of Nike, spawned some interesting questions about the Ingomar Club as they move forward from excluding women and harassment allegations. In the podcast: More details from the dollhouse maker, correspondence with Ingomar Club President Karen Pingitore, more club history, more club mystery, some membership requirements, more from an anonymous employee, and comments appreciating the club’s preservation of the mansion. Also: Love for...


Without communications upgrades we could ‘actually die’; Humboldt’s last week of news

As wildfires south of us caused immense devastation, a seemingly preventable AT&T outage once again left Humboldt unable to call 911, get in touch with loved ones, make necessary connections online, and complete other crucial tasks. You can hear a local citizen's scathing rant, an analysis of AT&T's response, and much more. Also: Grave desecration in Trinidad, more reported rapes at HSU, crime coverage, Humboldt’s most adorable kid of the week, an update on a man allegedly lit on fire in...


McKinleyville mom trampled during ‘Vegas shooting, recounts experience; Humboldt’s last week of news

Some of our neighbors here in Humboldt will never be the same after what happened in Las Vegas. A McKinleyville mom said she was trampled by those running away from the devastation. She shares her experience. Also: A catchy song for trimmigrant season, McKinleyville High varsity football is in hot water, Jerry Springer involves himself with the locals, recreational pot purchases will be a thing in Eureka, dogs need to be adopted, an update and support for the Humboldt toddler who nearly...


NFL-bound HSU student talks teamwork, kneeling, concussions, program; Humboldt’s last week of news

Humboldt State University student Alex Cappa is very likely going to be the first HSU football player drafted into the NFL since 1991, and he certainly didn’t shy away from any hot topics surrounding his sport in a recent interview. Also: Wild weed robberies, a Humboldt toddler is in critical condition after being rescued from a lake, Humboldt Pride, reactions on fundraising to save HSU sports, strong reactions after an HSU student convicted of child porn charges will be allowed all over...


APD seeing if arsonist meant to target sleeping man, church, or both; Humboldt’s last week of news

After a man was allegedly lit on fire while sleeping on the steps of a church across from Wells Fargo in Arcata, APD is trying to zero in on what exactly the suspect’s motives were. Also, a similar incident may have happened in Eureka five days later. Also: Humboldt gets another Mexican restaurant, Kirsten blunts, you can win tickets to see funny performers at The Minor, the latest on the murder of David Josiah Lawson, a former jail employee arrested for child molestation, concerns in the...


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