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Letters to the Editor, May 8, 2019

Letters to the Editor, May 8, 2019

The city could easily solve homelessness if it wanted to Oh boy, here Arcata goes again.  Given a $400,000 grant to help all the town’s homeless, officials are going to spend it on five one-bedroom modulars, which means five people or couples will get sheltered and housed. Great planning, great reasoning, HA! Take that $400,000

Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2019

Bumbling disregard In the late 1970s, when the puppeteers of California State University Chancellor’s Office (CSUC) held fewer and looser ropes on Humboldt State University, I was a journalism major at HSU. I was on The Lumberjack newspaper, raking muck. I was on KHSU, writing and reading news; playing music; and hosting Talkback, KHSU’s call-in

Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2019: McKinleyville’s new name will be…

KHSU action and acknowledgement My feelings about the disembowelment of KHSU have been articulated eloquently, knowledgeably and passionately by letters that have appeared in the opinion pages of the Mad River Union, the North Coast Journal and the Times-Standard.  I’d like to thank everyone for expressing their dismay, anger and frustration about the decimation of KHSU

Trinidad Tidings: Fishing fleet, council protest crab closure

The Trinidad City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2019-08 “In Support of the Local Dungeness Crab Fishing Industry” at last week’s council meeting.  Most of the 17 commercial crab fishermen and their crews were in attendance to voice dismay at the “abrupt closure of crab fishing” mid-season because of concerns over whales and turtles potentially being

Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2019

Whooosh… (smooch!) So glad to hear that Pete is being well taken care of. He certainly was an Arcata fixture for many years.  Thank you, Amy Erickson. Blow him a kiss from me. Tisa Jewell Westhaven/Trinidad Bohn’s bad remark Recently, I was informed that Supervisor Rex Bohn made a statement at a non-profit fundraiser about

Letters to the Editor, March 27, 2019

Homer’s heart is happy The following is taken from Personal thoughts and recollections: Humboldt State, HOMER P. BALABANIS, Faculty Emeritus: “The development of this program (Nursing Program) in which I took a real personal interest, entailed ‘Blood, sweat, and tears,’’ for it started from nothing except for some basic science courses. For years it was