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Crabbers brace for settlement impacts

Crabbers brace for settlement impacts

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Commercial crabbers are bracing for what could be a shortened Dungeness season as talks on a whale entanglement lawsuit settlement continue.  The potential outcome of a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) was cautiously discussed during a March 21 statehouse hearing.  Chaired by Senator

State responds to ‘horrific’ entanglements

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The state is launching an unprecedented effort to address whale entanglements with commercial fishing gear that were described as “horrific” during a legislative hearing. Chuck Bonham, the director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announced the plan at a Nov. 28 statehouse hearing chaired by

A children’s poverty calamity of historic proportions

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The roots of Humboldt County’s child poverty and trauma crisis require a sustaining, integrated, community-wide response, local authorities say. An ongoing social tragedy, the crisis is “the most significant issue and challenge we in education and this community have faced in a very long time,” said Jon Sapper,

Children’s poverty crisis may worsen

Paul Mann Mad River Union  EUREKA – Stubborn funding losses threaten to bloat Humboldt County’s ruinously high rates of childhood poverty and lifetime trauma. That is the fear of state Senator Mike McGuire (D-2nd District, Healdsburg) who represents the North Coast. Humboldt’s multigenerational health scourge, decades in the making, is about to collide with the

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