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Hemp ban here to stay

Hemp ban here to stay

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union After nearly two years of temporarily banning industrial hemp farming, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that permanently prohibits it. ​The context of the ban is the county’s commercial cannabis industry and the potential of hemp cross-pollination. But there’s recognition of hemp’s value as a source of

Supply uncertainty plagues vaccine rollout

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County supervisors have described an atmosphere of anger, fear and panic as vaccination rollout lurches due to supply issues. ​Uncertainty and confusion over which groups of county residents and workers are eligible for vaccinations and when was discussed as the county’s Board of Supervisors fielded a January

County warned of ‘unsafe’ 911 staffing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s 911 emergency dispatch center has staffing levels that are unsafe, a consultant has told the Board of Supervisors.  The 911 call center’s staffing situation was discussed at the Dec. 8 Board of Supervisors as Jaime Young of the Mission Critical Partners consulting firm presented the results

911 system failures prompt emergency declaration and spending

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County works to fix a 911 communication system that is “rapidly breaking down,” more work needs to be done than expected and paying for it has been approved under an emergency resolution. ​The worrying failures of the county’s 911 communications infrastructure prompted an emergency declaration at

Supervisors support Measure F fire tax

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​The county’s Board of Supervisors is supporting the Arcata Fire District’s Measure F property tax, stating that the greater McKinleyville area will be “at risk” without the funding. ​Sponsored by supervisors Steve Madrone and Mike Wilson, a letter supporting the tax measure addressed to the district’s chief, Justin

Low-cost housing need triggers ballot measure

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​With survey results showing strong support for developing more low-income housing, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved placing a housing measure on the November election ballot. ​At their July 7 meeting, supervisors approved ballot measure language on allowing the county “to obtain state and federal funding to

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