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Articles by Ryan Burns

August 2020

County Health Officer Discusses the Risk-Benefit Analysis for Allowing Kids to Return to In-Person Instruction

Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Hoopa Tied to Family That Traveled Out of County, Tribal Chairman Says

Following Years of Protest, Cell Tower Equipment Atop Trinidad Head Will Soon Come Down

July 2020

With Klamath Dam Removal Plan Going Sideways, Gov. Newsom Pleads With Warren Buffett to Salvage Deal

Local Businesses Embrace a Worker-Owned Cooperative Model They Say Could Transform the Humboldt Economy

TODAY in SUPES: After a Marathon Debate, Board Postpones Permit Decision for Fallen Billboard

Reports that Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Are Just Plain Wrong, County Says

Bear River Casino Responds to News That An Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19

(VIDEO) We Can Expect to See a Lot More COVID-19 Cases in the Fall and Winter, Deputy Public Health Officer Says

Through Attorney, Judge Denies Assaulting Deputy Public Defender at Lake Shasta Celebration

As Unemployment Grows and Businesses Struggle, County Looks to Launch Grant Program Using Federal CARES Act Funding

(VIDEO) Honsal Says It’s In Kids’ Best Interest to Return to School: ‘We Can’t Hit the Pause Button on Our Children’

Feds Approve Partial Transfer of Ownership of Four Hydroelectric Dams on the Klamath

A Charter High School is Moving Into a Former Bowling Alley Building in Arcata

TODAY in SUPES: Trying to Balance Business Woes With Health Concerns, Officials Agree to Delay Enforcement of State’s Re-Closure Order

[CORRECTED] Ship Conducting Undersea Surveys Ordered to Pause Work Following Has Messy Conflict With Local Crab Fishermen

RE-SHUTDOWN: Governor Orders Statewide Closure of Bars, Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Zoos and More in Response to Spiking COVID-19 Numbers

(VIDEO) Sheriff Honsal Says Prison Inmates Due to be Released in Humboldt Pose Contagion Risk to Community

Civil Grand Jury Finds ‘Failures’ and ‘Ineptitudes’ But No Direct Evidence of Racial Bias in Review of Josiah Lawson Homicide Investigation

(VIDEO) Frankovich Addresses Testing Holdup, High Infection Rate Among Latinos and Safety Plans for Returning Prison Inmates

As Humboldt’s Case Count Climbs, the COVID-19 Testing Facility at Redwood Acres Has Stopped Taking Reservations

TODAY in SUPES: Frankovich Warns ‘There is No Safe Spot’ From COVID-19; Board Puts Low-Income Housing Measure on November Ballot

(UPDATED) Neighbors Who Responded to Alleged Blue Lake Murder Describe Trying to Save the Victim’s Life

Broadway and Mill Creek Cinemas Reopening Friday; Is It Safe to Return to Movie Theaters?

June 2020

Fortuna’s New Police Chief is Trained to Use Nunchucks, Much to the Delight of Stephen Colbert

Anti-Racism Sign Outside Ferndale Home Attracts Flowers and Notes of Appreciation, Solidarity

(UPDATED) Local Youth Baseball Teams Playing Out-of-State Competitors Despite Ongoing Ban on Team Sports

TODAY in SUPES: Madrone Says Trinidad Being Overrun by Mask-Shunning Tourists; Sheriff’s Use-of-Force Policies Criticized

McKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: Environmental Groups Voice Concerns About 81-Acre, 320-Unit Development Planned in Cutten

Shortage of Qualified Staff Causing Problems at County Jail and Juvenile Hall, Civil Grand Jury Report Finds

Despite Public Health Advice, Some Local Assisted Living Facilities Still Aren’t Testing Staff for COVID-19

TODAY in SUPES: Conflicting Community Views on COVID-19 Health Protection Measures Rise to the Surface

Proposed County Budget Cuts General Fund Spending by Four Percent to Account for COVID-19-Related Revenue Declines

Trinidad Rancheria Asks for Pipeline Extension to Get Water Via Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

(VIDEO) Sheriff Wants to Prove to the Community and the Country that Law Enforcement Officers Aim to Serve and Protect, Honsal Says

County Receives $300K in EPA Funding to Continue Toxic Cleanup and Development on the Samoa Peninsula

‘District in Decline’: With Enrollment and Budget Woes, SoHum Schools Need New Ideas, More Effective Leadership, Civil Grand Jury Finds

(UPDATE) Body Found on Hwy. 101 Safety Corridor Near Mid-City Motor World

County to Start Collecting More Data to Inform Discussions About Whether McKinleyville Should Maybe One Day Incorporate as a City

(UPDATED: CHP Cannot Confirm Antifa Buses) Sheriff Honsal Stands By ‘Antifa Bus’ Reports Despite Evidence That It Was All a Hoax

(VIDEO) Bars, Gyms, Campgrounds, Zoos and More Are Next Up for Modified Reopening, Dr. Frankovich Says

That Big Orange Ship Moored in Humboldt Bay is a World-Class Science Vessel Whose Crew Has Been Studying Glaciers in Antarctica

The Coast Guard Plans to Remove The Old Marine Railway at Station Humboldt Bay. Local Historians Are Unhappy.

Local Artist’s ‘Flatten the Curve’ Stained Glass Was Purchased as a Gift for Dr. Anthony Fauci

Winfred Grissom, Former T-S ‘Paper Man’ and Docent at Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum, Dies from COVID-19

(VIDEO) Salons and Barbershops Could Possibly Reopen as Soon as Next Week, Local Officials Say in Latest COVID Update

Police Fire Less-Lethal Projectiles at Protesters in Eureka; Two Arrests Made

May 2020

HSU Announces Unexpected Retirement of University Police Chief Donn Peterson

(UPDATING) Protesters Clash With Traffic, Demand Justice as They March Through Eureka, Demonstrating Against Racism and Police Brutality

(VIDEO) County Health Officer Says She Probably Won’t Be Eating Out, Advises Seniors and Immunocompromised to be Wary