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McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

‘Off the charts’ spike for Hepatitis C

Note: This article was first available to Premium Subscribers on June 21. Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt public health staffers have told the Board of Supervisors that the county is seeing a “frightening increase” in the Hepatitis C infection rate. A needle exchange program aims to control it. Hepatitis C is an