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Articles by Hank Sims

August 2020

Political Commentator and Prominent Husband Matthew Owen to Seek Eureka City Council Seat

Youth Sports Guidelines Will Soon be Available, Says County Health Officer Ahead of Today’s Media Q&A Session

July 2020

The Bad News and the Good News From LOCO HQ: We are Losing Star Reporter Freddy Brewster … but We’re Hiring!

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Are Burning in the Far Northeast of the County

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) Large Grass Fire on Samoa Peninsula Sending Clouds of Smoke Into Eureka

Dr. Frankovich on Non-Mask-Wearing Bus Drivers, Large Social Gatherings and the Possibility of Humboldt County Ending Up on the State Watch List

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) That Smoke Rising Up From the Eureka Waterfront Comes From a Big Pile of Trash on Fire

County Debuts ‘Alert Assessment Tool’ to Quantify Humboldt’s COVID-19 Risk

COVID and the Cannabis Industry, the Sorry State of Testing, Weddings and More: Humboldt’s Public Health Officer Takes Media Questions on the Pandemic

COVID Testing Woes and the Risks of Celebrating the Holiday During a Statewide Surge: Questions for Deputy Public Health Officer Josh Ennis

Arcata City Council to Discuss Big Water/Sewer Rate Hikes, Coronavirus-Related Grant Applications and Oh So Much More Tonight

June 2020

‘Our Time of Personal Responsibility’: In Today’s Media Availability, Public Health Officer Talks About California’s Case Spike, COVID in Kids and Pets, Bars, More

Big Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Have Masked Up For Your Safety

Youth Sports, Bad Hand Sanitizers and the 2020-21 School Year: Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer Again Takes the Media’s COVID Questions

In Video Address to the County, Humboldt’s Public Health Officer Talks About the New Business Sectors Opening Today and Lays Out a Rough Timetable for the Future

Wildberries Marketplace Notifies Customers That One of Its Employees Has Tested Positive for the COVID-19 Virus

Want to Tune In to Today’s Board of Supes Meeting? Here’s How

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) McKinleyville ‘Stand Against Racism and Police Brutality’ Underway

Humboldt County COVID Modeling, Statistics and Asymptomatic Transmission: Deputy Public Health Director Dr. Josh Ennis Takes Media Questions

Demonstrators Gather on Arcata Plaza, Prepare to March on HSU, to Demand Humboldt State Take More Action on Institutional Racism

At Its Meeting Tonight, the Eureka City Council is Set to Put Ranked Choice Voting on the November Ballot

EPD Issues Public Debriefing on Weekend Protests; Says Acts of Aggression Against Demonstraters Are Being Investigated

COVID and Protests: In Today’s Media Availability, Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer Takes Questions on the Potential Impact of Recent Demonstrations on the Spread of the Virus

May 2020

Sheriff Honsal on Casinos, Sports Leagues, Social Distancing, the Necessity of Mask-Wearing and More

Ready to Reopen? Let Humboldt County’s Economic Development Director Walk You Through the Process of Submitting Your Business Reopening Plan

Humboldt County’s Public Heath Officer Takes Lots Questions on the Current State of COVID-19 Testing in Humboldt County

We’re Moving Fast, But We Can’t Move Too Fast: In Today’s Round of Questions, Sheriff William Honsal Addresses Reopening

Spate of Racist Graffiti Appears Around Eureka; Police ‘Aggressively Investigating,’ Says Chief

VIDEO: In Discussion of Newsom’s Announcement Today, Sheriff and Public Health Officer Say Humboldt Should be Ready to Partially Reopen Friday

April 2020

Testing, Modeling and Staffing Up For the Crisis: Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis Answers Media Questions on COVID-19

ELECTION MAPS! See Which Neighborhoods Voted for Who For Supervisor and President, and Also How They Voted on a Couple of Tax Measures

Coalition of Local People Working for Equity Denounces Tradesman Wearing Racist T-Shirt in Viral Facebook Post, Offers Tips for What to do When You Witness Hate

(VIDEO) Sheriff Honsal Talks About (Slowly) Reopening the Economy in His Latest Round of Responses to Reporters’ Questions

All But Five of Humboldt’s 52 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Have Recovered, Says County’s Joint Information Center

In Today’s ‘COVID Minute,’ the Manager of the County’s Public Health Lab Takes Us on a Short Tour of Its Operations

(VIDEO) Hundreds of People Descend on Bayshore Mall to Seek Help at Food For People’s Emergency Distribution Event This Afternoon

Humboldt County’s Census Efforts Undermined by Pandemic; With Stakes High, Locals Urged to Proactively Get Themselves Counted

March 2020

North Coast Businesses Owners! Here is Your One-Stop Site With Advice and Resources to Help You Through the Crisis

Looking to Be Helpful? Do the Easiest Thing You Can Do – Give Blood

(VIDEO) Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer Takes Media Questions on COVID-19

Beachgoers, Beware: National Weather Service Warns of High Potential for Sneaker Waves This Weekend

Still Confused About Humboldt County’s Shelter-in-Place Order? Here’s an Overview, in Broad Strokes

‘We’re Trying to be the Center of Calm’: A Q&A With Nurse Randee Litten, Who is on the Front Lines of Humboldt’s COVID-19 Response

FOOD HERO ROUNDUP: Here is an Updating List of Humboldt County Dining Institutions That are Getting Creative

Board of Supervisors to Consider New Sick Leave, Temporary Telecommuting Policies for County Employees at Special Meeting This Afternoon

(UPDATING) Eureka City Schools Reconsider, Decide to Shutter; Now All Major Humboldt County School Districts Have Canceled Classes

BREAKING: Northern Humboldt Union High School District Closes Schools Next Week ‘Out of Preponderance of Caution’

United to Cut One of its Two Flights Between ACV and Los Angeles Next Month, Reportedly Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

(VIDEOS) Eureka Resident Among Those on the Quarantined Grand Princess Cruise Ship Now Docking in Oakland

ELECTION DAY TIPS! How to Vote, and How to Understand Those Election Night Reports as They Come In