Opinion articles

Greg King: Why is Sun Valley spraying toxic chemicals on a new Arcata field?

Don’t be fooled by the expanse of pretty irises growing between Foster Avenue and Bay School Road in the Arcata Bottom.  Earlier this year, Sun Valley Floral Farms sprayed that field with the carcinogen glyphosate (aka Roundup) without adequately informing neighbors, the three nearby schools, or anyone in the densely populated Greenview/Windsong neighborhood of Arcata,

Dakota AndersonSpirit’s Panther Report: Waves of climate change awareness wash over the Plaza

Strikes concerning climate change have swept through the U.S. before, but the Climate Strike is different because it is a global event, dominated almost entirely by students, and inspired mainly by one girl, Greta Thunberg.  Greta is a 16 year old teneager from Sweden most noted for beginning a mass strike at her school and

Letters to the Editor Sept. 18, 2019: So many wrongs need righting, but are we right about what’s wrong?

Clamor for solar When I saw the picture in your paper of tPGE consumed all of page 5 (Union, Sept. 4) alerting their customers (us) of impending Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to reduce the risk and damages from transmission line wildfires.  Their only recommendation for emergency electricity production is an operable gas generator. Is

Steve Madrone: Carrots and sticks must guide the cannabis industry to compliance

Concerns were expressed by speakers at the Sept. 10 Board of Supervisors meeting and members of the public about recent Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office raids and the extreme costs and long timelines to get grows permitted. The economy of Humboldt has taken a big hit with the onset of Cannabis regulation, as evidenced by a

Witness to a hammer attack

This morning, Sept. 10,  I witnessed a man attack another man with a hammer. I was in my car waiting for the light to turn green on Myrtle Avenue at Fourth Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. I glanced over at the parking lot of La Patria Mariscos & Grill Restaurant and saw a man with