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Articles by Ryan Burns

July 2022

Final Environmental Impact Report for Nordic Aquafarms Project Released; Planning Commission Hearing Planned for Later This Month

June 2022

[UPDATED] Karen Paz Dominguez’s Resignation is Official; Dillingham Ready to Step In as Auditor-Controller, County Administrative Officer Says

Former Sizzler Building in Eureka, Now Showing ‘Obvious Signs of Transient Activity,’ Catches Fire

‘Scary Situation’: Lack of Fiscal Clarity Prompts Board to Adopt Hiring Freeze, Approve ‘Placeholder’ Budget

BREAKING: Karen Paz Dominguez to Leave Office Early, Possibly Within a Week; Board to Appoint Dillingham as Interim Auditor-Controller

County Planning Director John Ford Set to Get a 15 Percent Raise After He Almost Left for Fort Bragg Job

Eel River Organic Beef Nearly Doubles Its Business With Recent Expansion of Whole Foods Contract

BREAKING: Roberta Luskin-Hawk Stepping Down as Chief Executive of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

NPR’s ‘Planet Money’ Comes to the Redwoods, Asks, ‘What the Heck Happened to Orick?’

Here’s the Moment the Planning Commission Learned That John Ford is Not, in Fact, Leaving for Fort Bragg

State Controller’s Office Releases Draft Report From Inquiry Into County Financial Practices, But Not Publicly

Humboldt Parents Surrender Their AR-15 in Response to the Uvalde Tragedy and Hope Others Will Do the Same

Arcata High School Briefly Goes Into Lockdown as a Prankster Rides a Motorcycle Through Campus

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Influx of Funds for Homeless, Plus Grants for Weed-Impacted Watershed Restoration

Parent May Be Charged With Child Endangerment for Recent Weed Gummy Incident Among Third Graders

Surface Transportation Board Rejects Shady Company’s Bid to Take Over NCRA Rail Line for Coal Exports

Supes Advance Climate Action Plan Despite Bushnell’s Skepticism About Its Compatibility With ‘Rural Living’

With More Than 20,000 Ballots Yet Uncounted, Final Election Results May Not Be Known for a Month

Great Redwood Trail Agency Uncovers Poorly Redacted Financial Data, Calls Bullshit on Coal Train Interests

Paz Dominguez Disputes Findings of Civil Grand Jury Report, Gets Served With Lawsuit Accusing Her of Misappropriating Public Funds

[2ND UPDATE] Civil Grand Jury Report Lays Blame for County’s ‘Financial Chaos’ Mostly at the Feet of Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez, Noting $2.3M in Losses, $9.7M at Risk

[UPDATED] Some Folks Missed the Reporting Deadline, But Here are the Local Campaign Fundraising Totals With Less Than a Week Before Election Day

May 2022

When Exactly Did Larry Doss Move to Orick? He Has Several Different Answers.

[UPDATED] Jacoby Creek Students Taken for Medical Attention After Third-Grader Inadvertently Shares Weed Gummies

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Mental Health Crisis Brings Local Resources to a ‘Breaking Point’; County Seeks Housing Trust Fund Money; Fiscal Management Woes Continue

[UPDATED] Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford Resigns

As School Districts Pursue Developer Impact Fees, Local Builders Say Added Cost Will Stifle Development

Why Was Adrian Kamada Fired From the DA’s Office? The Candidate and the Current District Attorney Disagree.

County Supervisors Approve Deal to Bring in $4.8M Federal Recovery Funds for Local Childcare Industry

Not Only Did County Supervisors Vote Not to Defend Paz Dominguez Against State Lawsuit, But They’re Adding a Cross-Complaint Against Her on Behalf of the County

Civil Grand Jury Calls for Improvements, Modernizations in County’s Weed Grow Permitting Process

Local Class Action Lawsuit Targets Partnership HealthPlan Over ‘Massive Data Breach’ of Personal Info

ARCATA VOTERS BEWARE: The Instructions On Your Sample Ballot Are Wrongy-Wrong-Wrong

TODAY in SUPES: Board Agrees to Send Revised Letter to SF DA About City’s ‘Open Air Drug Market’

Rex Bohn Proposes Letter Threatening to Sue San Francisco for Allowing ‘Open Air’ Fentanyl Market

[UPDATED] State Sues Paz Dominguez and Humboldt County for Failure to Comply With Reporting Requirements

April 2022

[UPDATED] CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: Conservative Challengers Rake in the Dough, With Newman and Doss Leading the Money Race

Supervisors Decide to Leave Payroll Duties With Auditor-Controller for Now, Hire an Outside Firm for Payroll Audit

Supervisors Agree to Forward Workforce Development Board’s Concerns Over Paz Dominguez, Funding Issues to State Agencies

Paz Dominguez is Deleting Comments and Banning People From Her Campaign’s Social Media Pages. Is That Legal?

Environmental Groups Hint at Lawsuit, Demand More Mitigation Measures for North McKay Ranch Subdivision

County Supervisors Unanimously Censure Auditor-Controller for Abusive Conduct; Paz Dominguez Addresses Complaints in YouTube Video

County Planner Accuses Supervisor Michelle Bushnell of Misconduct in a Cannabis Meeting, Prompting Board to Revisit Its Code of Conduct

March 2022

Investigating the Auditor-Controller’s Allegation That the County ‘Forged’ a Report to the State

Supervisors Approve 320-Unit McKay Ranch Subdivision in Cutten Despite Developer’s Refusal to Make Any Project Modifications

Sheriff’s Office Responds to Allegations from Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez

Investigation Finds Paz Dominguez Fostered an Atmosphere of Hostility and Bullying While Her Financial Decisions Cost the County Money, According to Staff Report

Board of Supervisors to Consider Censuring Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez

Here’s Your Final List of County Candidates for June’s Primary Election, Including Four Running Unopposed

Auditor-Controller Submitted Overdue Report to the State After 10 Last Night; Special Meeting to Present Proof Behind Her Recent Allegations Canceled