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Past articles by Jackson:

Humboldt County supervisors approve a slate of offshore wind actions

The other approved items — the supervisors adopted every staff recommendation — included forming two ad hoc committees to work on offshore wind-related issues, enact agreements with the Humboldt Ba… → Read More

Humboldt County supervisors OK emergency storm declaration

The declaration, brought forward by Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal, allows the county to pursue state and federal funding to address storm damage following the slate of winter storms beginn… → Read More

Additional litigation filed in Richardson Grove highway battle

Caltrans — which has tried for over a decade to begin a project on Highway 101 through Richardson Grove that would expand the road to allow larger commercial transportation trucks through the area … → Read More

Worried about high utility bills? PG&E says prices will fall this month

Pacific Gas and Electric announced that the state is distributing the California Climate Credit, a biannual subsidization of power bills, early this year and in tandem with March’s normal decrease … → Read More

Humboldt County cannabis growers strongly oppose pot initiative

Humboldt Cannabis reform initiative — which received over 7,000 petition signatures and will be on the March 2024 ballot — would eliminate mixed-light and indoor farming, limit the number of permit… → Read More

Judge to rule on Brett Watson restraining order before March 22

Judge Timothy Canning told the parties that he would take the matter under submission and he will make a ruling before the temporary restraining order’s expiration date on March 22. The attor… → Read More

City staffers testify in Brett Watson restraining order hearing

“The thought of going in and out of my office and running into him is scary,” Arcata city attorney Nancy Diamond said in testimony Wednesday morning. → Read More

McKay housing project approved, but construction is years away

“This county needs housing, it needs housing, to meet the needs of the hospital community, it needs housing to meet the needs of the new Cal Poly Humboldt community, it needs housing,” Kramer said.… → Read More

Humboldt County Supervisors appoint Sarah West new planning commissioner

The unanimous vote was taken after a straw poll using a points-based system where each supervisor ranked their first, second and third choice out of four candidates. West received ten points, sligh… → Read More

AFD, university, Arcata establish working group in response to fire concerns

Increasing housing density in Arcata can mean increasing the size of buildings allowed in town, but that begs the question: Will people be desperate enough for housing to move into units the fire d… → Read More

Courts | Defendants in 2020 Samoa homicide sentenced

Ian Pease — who was given 14 years — and Travontae Hutson — who was sentenced to 12 years and eight months — both pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges over the fatal shooting of 34-year… → Read More

Caltrans seeks to move forward on Richardson Grove widening project

The highway expansion initiative has languished in recent years after several environmental groups, including Arcata-based Environmental Protection Information Center, sued to halt the project. Cal… → Read More

Court roundup | Hilfiker homicide sees plea deal, Arcata fatal shooting case rescheduled

Daniella Moore, who is pleading guilty to killing 19-year-old Hannah Hayhurst, was considered not mentally competent for trial for the majority of her over three-year incarceration at the county ja… → Read More

Arcata Planning Commission discusses dire need for more housing

“Either create more vacancy, or it will kill housing projects,” David Loya, the Arcata community development director, said. → Read More

Weather cuts power for thousands of county residents, makes roads hazardous

As of Monday afternoon, several county and state roads were also closed due to snow, downed powerlines and fallen trees and 8,900 county residents were without power. There was no estimated time of… → Read More

Arcata Marsh cleanup collects over 700 needles, 3,000 pounds of trash

“(The marsh is) a wildlife refuge for all our waterfowl, you know, so when that stuff hits the water, they could see that as food and consume it. You look at all the plastics they find in our water… → Read More

Arcata House Partnership opens emergency shelter until Sunday

The shelter is one of three in the Humboldt Bay region — the other two are the Eureka Rescue Mission and the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center — to try and bring people out of the snow with nowhere else … → Read More

Coastal Humboldt County snow to taper off soon, NWS says

The National Weather Service Office in Eureka has officially measured roughly an inch of snow fallen at their Woodley Island location as of Thursday afternoon, but have received reports of one to t… → Read More

Rio Dell City Council talks road fixes

The council focused their attention on Second and Ogle avenues, which were going to see general repairs as part of the city’s five-year infrastructural maintenance program, but damage to the roads&… → Read More

Arcata residents voice need for shelters as temperatures dip

Throughout the week, Arcata is forecast to see wet weather, a possibility of light snow and temperatures ranging from 27 to 50 degrees. → Read More