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Winchell Dillenbeck: Assemblymember Wood’s political double talk on single-payer

The Guest Opinion piece, “Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions,” (Union, Jan. 10) written by Assemblymember Jim Wood is nothing more than political double talk. Surveys show 65 percent of Californians support Single-Payer Health Care. The people are moving towards a Single-Payer Health Care system and it is only a question of

Letters to the Editor: Let us remake ourselves, our towns and society in a more rational fashion

McKinley again?!? His head is once again on the chopping block, which happens about every 20 years. Whether to keep him or not, that’s always the big question. However, there are a few other things to consider. The McKinley statue was a gift to the City of Arcata and that gift was accepted by a

Trinidad Tidings: So much going on the seaside village

“Creating Calm and Well Being,” an Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) class, begin Feb. 21 at Trinidad Library and continues each Wednesday through March 14. Explore a few simple and fun mindfulness practices that create states of happiness and joy instead of worry. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience, learn how you can use your mind and

Blue Lake Notes: Paint it, hide it, find it

The little town of Blue Lake is bustling with people enjoying the late winter sun. While it may end up cold, and sometimes foggy or even misty in the morning, the days have been sunny and beautiful here in Blue Lake. We love seeing new faces and old enjoying our trails and our businesses. Rock

Letters to the Editor, February 14, 2018

McKinleyville confronting race issues For many, McKinleyville is a vibrant and welcoming community.  We are the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity, a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring that this is the case for all residents and visitors. We believe that by engaging our neighbors to focus on the issue, we can solve

Jan Phelps: Bring the Worker Bees

I spent my working life as a worker bee. I always had a job, for over 45 years, and never worried about a career. I wanted to spend my free time with family and friends doing things that interested me and not worrying about what was going on in the office. I am the descendent of

Rob Smith: How HSU damaged its football program and lost a successful coach

(The following is a statement posted on the website footballscoop.com from former Humboldt State University Football Coach Rob Smith, who announced his resignation last week.) It is with strong emotions that I announce my decision to resign as Head Football Coach at Humboldt State University. The past 10 years have been very special to me

Jim Wood: Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions

The opinion piece, “Wood performs dog & pony show for supes,” written last week by Mr. Winchell Dillenbeck, faithfully reiterates the basic talking points of the advocates for SB 562, the bill that provides an undeveloped solution for single payer health care. The statistics he quotes about the cost of health care are important —

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