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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.






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...

Duration: 00:17:44

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.

Duration: 00:18:03

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...

Duration: 00:25:24

‘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...

Duration: 00:13:36

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...

Duration: 00:13:55

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...

Duration: 00:13:28

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...

Duration: 00:14:11

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...

Duration: 00:19:59

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...

Duration: 00:14:07

‘Violence imposed on volunteers’ halts community cleanups; Humboldt’s last week of news

A nonprofit that aims to reduce overdose rates among other things says they’re axing regular community cleanups after violence was imposed on their volunteers. HACHR Executive Director Brandie Wilson says the violence stems from misinformation (11:31). Also: The first person shot and killed by Arcata police in 37 years, a murderer tries to be a smartass at the courthouse, an Occupy Eureka protester gets a settlement, an alleged Winco purse-snatcher potentially with the bonehead move of the...

Duration: 00:27:01

Floyd Squires denies salacious accusations related to arson fire; Humboldt’s last week of news

After Eureka put out a press release including a salacious and so-far-unproven accusation regarding notorious landlord Floyd Squires, the property owner did respond to at least one reporter’s request for comment. North Coast Journal Assistant Editor Kimberly Wear is interviewed about her coverage. Also: An officer-involved shooting in Arcata leaves a suspect dead and an officer wounded, a Ferndale mom accused of trying to murder her daughter is using a temporary insanity defense, top local...

Duration: 00:17:52

[Audio] Humboldt-shot Kirsten Dunst thriller ‘Woodshock’ screens earlier here

A new and unique Humboldt-shot thriller starring Kirsten Dunst called “Woodshock” will debut locally a little earlier here. Our film commissioner gives us an inside look. Also: More on Rob Arkley’s desire to buy Indian Island, a new armored vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office thanks to Trump, too many kids in foster care, the Mateel is in debt over poor Reggae attendance, another fast food fail, a Humboldt magazine makes it into a new Netflix series, allegations of a sex-for-apartment...

Duration: 00:23:53

Former local in music ‘supergroup’ slams Trump with punk icon; Humboldt’s last week of news

(12:36) Warning: Explicit language. Mike Patton -- the Humboldt-raised musician who hit it big with Faith No More and other bands -- made national headlines last week when his “supergroup” Dead Cross joined former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra onstage at a show in Berkeley to do a version of the 80s song “Nazi Punks Fuck Off,” this time with the title “Nazi Trumps Fuck Off.” Also: The Miami Dolphins sign Rey Maualuga, alleged arson brings down part of the Blue Heron in Eureka, the...

Duration: 00:20:04

Commuted sentence for woman who aided pimp in Eureka murder; Humboldt’s last week of news

Last week Governor Jerry Brown announced he would commute the sentence of a woman who was convicted in the murder of a Eureka man back in 2001. Also: Blue Lake has the only all-female city council in the state, a rattlesnake's dry bite, HSU welcomes new students, jobs lost for Humboldt Creamery, librarian out, comments on potential hate groups in Humboldt, a reporter helps cops arrest a man for assault and arson, other crime updates, and much more.

Duration: 00:12:53

Comedian defending Guy Fieri gets national coverage; Humboldt’s last week of news

New York based comedian Shane Torres has been receiving a lot of national coverage and praise after coming to the defense of Humboldt’s own celebrity chef Guy Fieri. Also: A happy ending for a pit bull that was pointlessly shot in the neck, yoga on the inside, police chasing a topless woman, 420 in Arcata, a bounce house on the river, crime updates, and much more.

Duration: 00:12:42

LEGOLAND provides more details on their own little Ferndale; Humboldt’s last week of news

LEGOLAND comments on their miniature version of Ferndale at their theme park location in Southern California. Also: Portland nixed from the airport, a box of puppies, that reggae fail, Rob Arkley’s statements regarding the future of Indian Island, a Eureka-native NASA star, crime updates, and much more.

Duration: 00:10:19

Accused child rapist and former restaurateur headed to trial; Humboldt’s last week of news

Accused child rapist and former restaurateur Chad Smith will face a jury and possible life sentence in prison after a judge ruled there was enough evidence to take his case to trial. Also: Differing views on a police officer shooting and killing a bulldog, medical detox finally comes to Humboldt, a Humboldt man was shot at Ruth Lake, the lighthouse in Trinidad will probably be moved soon, painting outside of the box, possible changes at the Crabs’ lab, crime, and much more.

Duration: 00:17:25

Eureka Police Chief chats before starting new gig in Santa Cruz; Humboldt’s last week of news

After almost four years of service as the Police Chief of Eureka, Andy Mills has taken a gig as the top cop in Santa Cruz. Also: That new mural in Eureka, a cannabis farmers market is nixed for now, speculation that a recent prostitution arrestee is actually a victim, an attempted plane ride with pounds, an officer involved shooting, crime, and much more.

Duration: 00:23:15

FBI, others asked to look into past corruption within Sheriff’s Office; Humboldt’s last week of news

The Sheriff’s Office has been looking into how an office they oversee has been illegally allowing the sale of dead people’s stuff to their own employees. LoCO reporter Ryan Burns guests. Also: Some of our local news TV stations were bought out by a company that has drawn criticism for its conservative leanings (former North Coast News reporter Jeremy Chen guests). A local gets the rare Citizen’s Distinguished Service Medal, there’s a military general in our midst, that “oh ship” moment,...

Duration: 00:23:53

Sex trafficking victim and activist talks CNN interviews; Humboldt’s last week of news

Elle Snow, a local sex trafficking victim and activist, was on CNN last week discussing her experiences and efforts to end “the game.” Also: A press conference on the case of an HSU student murdered at a house party, Betty Chinn is stolen from and the community rallies, possible energy karma, a new Humboldt-launched app, a corruption investigation within the Sheriff’s Office, a viral video of an altercation at a local business leaves you furrowing a brow, crime updates, and much more.

Duration: 00:15:10

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