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Articles by Ryan Burns

May 2022

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

Evenson Drops Out of Auditor-Controller Race, Throws Support Behind Challenger Cheryl Dillingham

New Auditor-Controller Candidate: Cheryl Dillingham, 30-Year County Employee With Experience in A-C, CAO’s Offices, Enters Race

With Just One Day Left Before the Candidate Filing Deadline, Here’s Where County Races Stand

Fortuna City Council Directs Staff to Send Letter Expressing ‘No Confidence’ in Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez

TODAY in SUPES: Delinquent Financial Reports are Making County’s Budgeting Process a Challenge, Chief Financial Officer Says

(UPDATE: POSTPONED) McKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: Board of Supes Set to Decide Fate of Proposed 320-Unit Development in Cutten

Attorney General’s Office Confirms ‘Final Notice’ to Auditor-Controller Was Not Sent By Mistake

Staff, Supervisors Cite Ongoing Communication Problems With Auditor-Controller in Heated Payroll Hearing

(UPDATED) Paz Dominguez on the Offensive: Auditor-Controller Riles Supervisors, Staff With Allegations of Fiscal Shenanigans

February 2022

Humboldt County’s Interim Human Resources Director Resigns

(UPDATED) Attorney General’s Office Threatens Legal Action Against Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez Over Failure to Submit Financial Transactions Report

Three Candidates Now Vying to Become Humboldt County’s Next Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters

Outpost Editor Hank Sims Wins Journalism Award for His Reporting on the County’s Redistricting Process

For Black History Month, Ferndale Reverend Calls BLM ‘Evil’ and Says the Movement is ‘Built on Sin’

Snow Level Expected to Drop Below 1,500 Feet; Berry Summit Could Get More Than Six Inches, National Weather Service Says

Beloved Local Activist Betty Chinn to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Cal Poly Humboldt

TODAY in SUPES: Board Talks Drought, Weed Irrigation Curtailment; Madrone Confronts a Geologist

With Just Days Left for Public Comment, Enviro Groups Seek More Detail, Assurances in Nordic Aquafarms’ EIR

Following State’s Lead, Humboldt County Will Lift Indoor Mask Mandate Next Week, But Not in Schools or Hospitals

With the Local Cannabis Industry Reeling, Supervisors Slash 2022 Cultivation Tax by 85 Percent

(UPDATED) ‘Extremely Bad News’: Caltrans Sanctions County, Freezes New Project Funding Because of Overdue Audit Report

YESTERDAY in SUPES: After Bushnell Recuses Herself, Board Considers Tax Relief Options for Struggling Cannabis Growers But Postpones Decision

January 2022

Supervisors to Consider Cannabis Tax Relief Amid Growing Concerns Over Industry’s Long-Term Viability

Former Fiscal Manager for Wiyot Tribe and North Coast Co-op Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud

TODAY in SUPES: In-Person Meetings to Resume in March; Samoa Wastewater Project Moves Forward, Eel River Groundwater Plan Approved

‘Not Enough Tests’: County Health Officer Says Sick People Should Take Priority With Limited Supply