Re: “After They Lifted the Statue Up,

Great poem. Love that ending.

Posted by jakable on 03/22/2019 at 11:10 AM

Re: “ACLU Lawsuit Accuses St. Joseph Hospital of Transgender Discrimination (Updated with Statement from St. Joseph)

Dr. Stokes has been a practicing doctor for many years. Did he not know the policies of St. Joe's hospital? I'm sure he had a clue. Since he has privileges at Mad River which is not a Catholic hospital why didn't he schedule procedure there? Just asking.

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Posted by Barbara Sue1 on 03/22/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “ACLU Lawsuit Accuses St. Joseph Hospital of Transgender Discrimination (Updated with Statement from St. Joseph)

Good grief. I can't imagine how devastated you must have felt. I'm so sorry this happened to you, and I truly hope the ACLU not only wins the lawsuit, but also brings this hospital's medieval mindsets into public scrutiny. You'd think the Catholic Church would have better things to do than stop one person from living their life authentically as who they were meant to be, which isn't hurting anyone. You needed a medical procedure, and it was approved. Church opinion shouldn't even enter into the equation. The hospital staff acted just as badly, too, insisting on a pink gown? How childish and utterly lacking in empathy is that? The lack of professionalism, common courtesy and basic human decency in this entire organization is appalling to me. When this goes before a judge, I hope some retraining is involved for the entire medical staff, because they certainly are in desperate need of it.

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Posted by badger on 03/22/2019 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Music Tonight: Thursday, March 21

I need to make a correction. In the description of the band The Bandage, I made a typo. The sentence was supposed to read "blender genre" not "blander genre."
I apologize for the error and regret the mistake.

Posted by Collin Yeo on 03/21/2019 at 4:29 PM

Re: “The Bully of Oz

Stunning and sad to read a letter decrying bullying by a former HSU administrator who oversaw the undermining of due-process employment rights victimizing thousands of auxiliary staff, including many students, since 1986.

Victims and perpetrators alike are the models for our children.

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Posted by Anon. on 03/21/2019 at 1:41 PM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

I am currently watching this series on Netflix. I am starting episode 5 this evening.

While I admit one can take different aspects of the show and make a case for any number of issues, the more important point is that the program is inaccurate on so many key points they are not even worth mentioning here.

I moved to the area in 1989. My house and 40 acres are a short drive from the Nonagon. I was the Music Director at KMUD as well as a programmer for many years. I was a volunteer fire fighter and first responder in the area. I have also worked as a real estate agent in Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino. Hell, I was even on the Board of Directors for Little League.

I had never heard of the area being called Murder Mountain. It was always known as Rauncho. But, I am assuming that was not sexy enough for the title of the show. Because of the very title, I think all should be circumspect before jumping to any judgements.

I will wait until I finish the show in its entirety before coming to some final conclusions.

A couple of things jump out though:

It is painful to watch so many of the locals involved in the program take on the sensationalized point of view of the director.

If you are such a good person, good friend to many and a good son, why in the hell would you get involved with a known violent drug addict when so much money was at stake in illegal activity?

And, why is there so much anger and blame directed at law enforcement in the show? Pot was illegal until recently.

Folks in the hills in Southern Humboldt depended upon the cops not doing their jobs by letting them grow weed. Nearly everyone got away with it. It is self righteous to hold them to a high standard in this case when everyone counted on them to not do their jobs adequately for so long.

Posted by Michael Davis on 03/21/2019 at 1:39 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

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Posted by grace wanjiru on 03/20/2019 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Digital Nomad: A Bipolar Man's Slow Slide into Homelessness in Humboldt

Now imagine you are this man's spouse or child. It doesn't matter so much WHY he is abusive, it matters that he IS, that it does not stop despite all the pleas to the contrary. You still need to seek safety for yourself, for your child. It's a pity he's ill. It's a pity he inflicts so much suffering on others, as well.

Posted by dplantagenet on 03/20/2019 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Eureka Code Enforcement Uncovers Large Hash Lab

Price Support Plunge Protection Team At Work!

Posted by Opinionator on 03/19/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “HumBug: Silver Spotted Tiger Moth Grows Up

How long did it take for them to emerge as adults once they had pupated?

Posted by Kara Froese on 03/19/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “St. Joseph Hospital Donates $2 Million to Jumpstart HSU's New Nursing Program

How nice to have some good news for a change.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 03/19/2019 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Trinidad Rancheria Unveils its Revised Hotel Proposal

it's ugly....back to the drawing board

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Posted by Chris Stone on 03/18/2019 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Early Routes Out of Humboldt

I know this is *way* old, but I keep thinking about it, and what an awesome bike ride you could create from this.

Posted by Korina on 03/18/2019 at 4:41 PM

Re: “14-Year Old's 2014 Killing Gang Related, Says EPD

Yall blame Mexicans but white people are the ones who do mass school shootings and stuff like that tall ignorant if all illegals were departed I bet nothing will change

Posted by lil jojo on 03/16/2019 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Digital Nomad: A Bipolar Man's Slow Slide into Homelessness in Humboldt

I found this article engrossing but noticed an absence concerning the role of medications in this individuals struggle with bipolar disease. I have known a handful of people in my life who have also dealt with this disease, and their adherence to a prescribed regimen was/is a key factor in avoiding extreme situations. For some, I understand, the medications do not always work.
One of these people, a close friend of my brother, confided to my brother that he was stopping the meds because the highs are soooo good, you cant believe. A pioneering medical practitioner, he lost within months his family, his home and his practice.
Im not judging here. Im a recovering alcoholic, and about 30 years ago, after eight years sobriety, I made a similar decision that I would be able to control my drinking this time around. I, too, lost a lot in the ensuing five years.
But it would have been informative to know the difficulties Mr. Stretton has faced getting treatment and securing medication, the differences he has experienced when on or off his prescribed meds as well as the current availability of them to him. The struggle to get proper medication could be a story in itself. By the same token, any failure to take them could explain a lot about his challenges.

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Posted by Brian Nash on 03/16/2019 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Grand Jury Declines to Indict in Lawson Case

By law, the process included the opportunity for the Grand Jury to subpoena evidence and witnesses.

Posted by Annie Bond on 03/15/2019 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Charmaine Lawson Vows to Keep Fighting for Son, Plans to Attend Tomorrow's Vigil

The world doesn't revolve around Charmaine Lawson and her concerns. There are 7+ billion other people on Earth with their own concerns.

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Posted by vkqw4721 on 03/15/2019 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Charmaine Lawson Vows to Keep Fighting for Son, Plans to Attend Tomorrow's Vigil

I live in Eureka and have come to know and love Mrs. Lawson for her compassion, love of her family and generous heart. She comes back here to not only fight for justice for her murdered son, but also to lovingly give to those in need. She is welcome in my community and home any time.

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Posted by Meg Stofsky on 03/14/2019 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Charmaine Lawson Vows to Keep Fighting for Son, Plans to Attend Tomorrow's Vigil

I am a member of Humboldt County. Ms Lawson has been returning here since the murder of her child to meet with HSU leadership and students. She returned to get information on the investigation from law enforcement and the DA's office. Ms Lawson sent her son to college and he was murdered. I do not know the the level of grief she carries in her heart. She has come here to feed hungry community members. She has come here to collect clothing to keep community members warm. Ms Lawson sent her son to college and he was stabbed to death. Ms Lawson is welcome here. Your opinion is your own. I do not share it. May you never know the despair of having your child murdered. May you never know the judgement of a neighbor that lacks compassion.

Sharrone Blanck

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Posted by Sharrone on 03/14/2019 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Charmaine Lawson Vows to Keep Fighting for Son, Plans to Attend Tomorrow's Vigil

If there was ever a day in Humboldt County when there was much goodwill from the vast majority of residents for Ms. Lawson, that day passed quite some time ago. Ms. Lawson has gone much farther than having merely worn out her welcome. She has decisively alienated all but an astonishingly small group of people. Ms. Lawson, you are no longer welcome in Humboldt County. Kindly do not return. Condolences to you.

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Posted by Reading NCJ on 03/14/2019 at 7:44 PM

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