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Articles by Hank Sims

December 2021

Eureka Man Arrested Yesterday on Charges Connected to Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

(VIDEO) Let’s All Watch This 18-Minute Interaction Between a YouTube Activist and an APD Officer to Figure Out What it Says About Dumb America in 2021

November 2021

Redistricting Nears the Finish Line! Your Final Supervisorial, Congressional and Legislative Districts are Almost Certainly Going to Look Like This For the Next Decade

(UPDATE: BLOWN UP) Eureka Police, Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Looking at Suspicious Device in Downtown Eureka

The North Coast Could Have Some Open Seats in Congress and the Legislature if These New Redistricting ‘Visualizations’ Come to Pass

October 2021

Redistricting Committee Kiboshes Radical Eureka Split; Votes Thumbs Down on All Supervisor Maps Drawn So Far

The County’s Redistricting Process Has Been a Shambles, and the Maps it is Now Considering are Both Measurably Worse Than the Status Quo

More Later, But Here are Pirated Versions of the County’s Newly Revised Redistricting Maps if You, Like Many, Can’t Get the County’s Versions to Work for You

END OF AN ERA: Starting Sunday, You Gotta Dial ‘1-707’ Even If You’re Just Calling Someone In Town

A WEDDING to REDDING? There Are Ideas to Join Us With Shasta County at the State and Federal Level, and the State Citizens’ Redistricting Commission Would Like Your Feedback

(UPDATED WITH BETTER MAPS) The County’s Draft Redistricting Maps Have Been Released, and a Couple of Them Are Real Doozies

Redistricting Surprise? The County’s Advisory Committee is Looking Seriously at a Plan That Would Move a Distant Quarter of Eureka Into Arcata’s Supervisorial District

September 2021

Vaccine Mandate for City Employees, Beefed-Up Police Oversight on Next Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Agenda

CENSUS RESULTS: Eureka’s Population Shifted Pretty Dramatically in the Past Ten Years, and You Can Help Fix the Problems That Caused!

City of Eureka Deems Downtown Motel Uninhabitable; Boards Up Windows, Evicts Tenants

(UPDATING) Fire at Eureka’s Waste Management Transfer Station

In Open Letter, Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization Charges That County has ‘Wasted’ Measure Z Funds, Threatens to Take the Question Back to Voters

(UPDATE) Officer-Involved Shooting in the Arcata Bottoms: Sheriff’s Office, Other First Responders Investigating

August 2021

Red Cross Taking in Fire Refugees at Fortuna’s Fireman’s Pavilion

CENSUS RESULTS! The Northern Part of the County Has Boomed, and It’s Going to Make Local Redistricting a Little Tricky

CENSUS RESULTS! Humboldt County Has Grown a Little, and at Least on Paper It’s a Little Less White

Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo Will Run for Fourth District Supervisor Next Year

Cal Poly Humboldt Prospectus: Doubled Student Body, Huge New Dorm and Facilities Construction Projects and a Wide Palette of New Academic Offerings On Tap in the Coming Years, HSU Projects

New Humboldt Masking Order to Go Into Effect Saturday, Following Strong Case Surge and ‘Unprecedented’ Levels of COVID Hospitalization

Crescent City Company Looks to Solve Humboldt’s Recycling Crisis With New Center in Arcata

Highways 299 and 36 Closed as Trinity County Wildfires Continue to Grow

July 2021

FIRE WATCH: Red Flag Warning in Effect for Northeastern Humboldt, Trinity

Who Will be Arcata’s Next Councilperson? Former Councilmembers, Planning Commissioner, Chamber of Commerce Person in the Hunt for Appointment; Candidates Forum Scheduled for July 28

Health Department Closes Eureka Stalwart Angelo’s Pizza Due to Rat Infestation

‘A Transformational Day’: McGuire Announces That $16.5 Million for the Great Redwood Trail Has Been Added to the State Budget

June 2021

Do You Feel More Like Redding or San Rafael? The California Citizens Redistricting Commission Wants to Know

Last Night’s Fire Along 96 is Contained, Hoopa Fire Chief Reports

(UPDATING) Wildfire in Samoa Sends Smoke Into Eureka; New Navy Base Road Closed at Samoa

Looking for the Safest Local Seafood to Eat, Mercury-Wise? Baykeeper Has an Updated Chart for That

Arkley Threatens Lawsuits, Referendum, Recall Drive Over City of Eureka’s Plans to Convert Parking Lots to Housing

May 2021

YESTERDAY in SUPES: A Bad Drought Year Coming, and What Should We Do About It? Plus: An Embarrassing About-Face on an Expensive Non-Solution to Our Payroll Problems

Newsom Proposes $433 Million to Transform Humboldt State Into California’s Third Polytechnic

There Are Three Overturned Big Rigs Around Humboldt County This Morning

April 2021

Planning Commission Approves Sun Valley’s 8-Acre Weed Farm in the Arcata Bottoms, a Crucial Step Forward for the County’s Largest Cannabis Cultivation Project

(UPDATING) Two Boys, 11 and 7 Years of Age, Injured in King Salmon Knife Attack

(UPDATED) King Salmon Closed to Traffic as SWAT Team Deploys to Take Domestic Violence Suspect Into Custody

March 2021

Humboldt Will Open Vaccine Eligibility to Adults and Kids 16 and Over Along With the State, Says Public Health Officer in Today’s Media Availability

Google Is Putting Money Into That Fast Undersea Internet Cable Between Eureka and Singapore, and They Think It’ll be Done by 2023

KHSU AFTERMATH: Citing Mob Harassment and Religious Persecution, Former Station Manager Peter Fretwell Files Federal Lawsuit Against CSU System

Tsunami Test Today! Get Ready for Sirens and Emergency Alerts (but They’re Not Gonna Buzz Your Cell Phone This Time)

Rally Against Police Brutality and Bigotry at Courthouse This Evening

Officers Named in Sac Bee Article Placed on Administrative Leave; Chief Says Outside, Impartial Investigator Will be Brought In to Examine Hateful Group Texts

Sac Bee Investigation Details Vile Group Chat Among Members of One EPD Squad

February 2021

REDDENED: State Lowers Humboldt County COVID Tier to ‘Substantial’; New Business Activity Will Be Allowed, More Schools Can Reopen

Myers Flat Dogs That Attacked Woman Last Month Declared ‘Vicious,’ Euthanized; Victim Has Required Additional Surgery