March 2019

SKIP THE SLIP? Sacramento Lawmakers and Lobbyists Debate Bill That Would Ban By-Default Paper Receipts

Governor Newsom Halts Death Penalty in California, Closes San Quentin Execution Chamber

California Has a Giant Surplus … of Ideas for New Taxes. What’s Up With That?

‘Common Sense Regulations’ or ‘An Extended Middle Finger’: How Far Will California Go on Charter Schools?

California Legislature Considers Funding Care for Pets of Homeless Citizens

Three Things to Know About California’s Data Privacy Fight

February 2019

California Republicans Select First Millennial Latina as New Chair

Embrace Trump, Ignore Trump or Reject Trump: How Can California Republicans Get Back in the Game?

Between Floods, Fires and Quakes, Should California Government Just Take Out a Big Disaster Insurance Policy on Itself?

LAST CHANCE GRADE: North Coast State, Federal Reps Back Caltrans Plan to Ask for $40 Million to Put Toward Fixing Imperiled Stretch of Highway 101

January 2019

McKINLEYVILLE! Sen. Mike McGuire Has Invited You to an Interactive Coffee and Community Collaboration Conversation, and He Could Not Be More Excited About It

November 2018

Assm. Jim Wood — a Forensic Dentist — is in Paradise, Helping Identify the Dead

October 2018

Child Suspect in Murder at Eureka Cemetery Cannot Be Tried as an Adult, Due to Legislation Just Signed by Gov. Brown

September 2018

END OF THE LINE: Gov. Brown Signs McGuire Bill to Eviscerate the North Coast Railroad Authority, Start Trail Planning

McGUIRE LEG UPDATE: Governor Signs Two More of Senator’s Bills, Changing the Process for Discarding Mail-In Ballots for Mismatched Signatures and Requiring Fire Districts and Such to Maintain Websites

Governor Signs Two New Opioid Bills From Assm. Jim Wood; Laws Will Require Co-Prescription of Lifesaving Drugs, Electronic Prescriptions

August 2018

The Bill Formerly Known as ‘The Great Redwood Trail Act’ Has Passed the Assembly

HUMBOLDT RESPONDS: Gov. Brown Signs Major Criminal Justice Reform Bill Doing Away With Cash Bail

McGuire Bill Cracking Down on Illegal Timberland Conversion Goes to Governor’s Desk

Up Against Legislative Deadline, McGuire Scales Back ‘Great Redwood Trail’ Plans in Hopes of Getting Bill Past Assembly, Governor

June 2018

(VIDEO) Assm. Jim Wood Rails Against Big Soda as Bill Banning Local Taxes on Sugary Drinks Heads To Governor

May 2018

‘Great Redwood Trail Act’ Passes State Senate Unanimously; Assembly Left to Wrestle With All the Details

April 2018

Shows Will Go on at the Mateel (For Now), Says Board President, Despite Suspension Order From California Attorney General’s Office

March 2018

It’s Official: Sen. Mike McGuire Introduces ‘Great Redwood Trail Act’

(UPDATE) END OF THE LINE? State Senator Mike McGuire Drafting Legislation to Dissolve North Coast Railroad Authority, Form ‘Great Redwood Trail Agency’ to Manage Humboldt, Mendocino Assets

California Has Already Issued More than 2,000 Cannabis Cultivation Licenses. Are Growers Being Set Up to Fail?

December 2017

Gov. Brown Selects Arcata Teacher to Lead California Arts Council

Huffman, McGuire Blast Republican ‘Tax Scam’ Bill, Which Congress Passed Today

PRICE SUPPORTS FOR GROWERS! North Coast’s Legislative Delegation Lobbies State Weed Official to Keep Cannabis Production Tiny

November 2017

Assm. Jim Wood Says ‘Health Care For All is Our Goal,’ as Select State Committee Prepares Second Hearing

Democrats Divided: Assm. Jim Wood Officially ‘Admonished’ By Humboldt Progressive Club, Setting Up Prog-Versus-Establishment Wars to Come

September 2017

McGuire Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Heads to Governor’s Desk

Assm. Jim Wood Cautions Pro-Single-Payer Protesters Who Will Demonstrate at His Local Offices Tomorrow: Don’t Expect to Get Everything You Wish For

August 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes Sentence of Woman Serving 25-to-Life for 2001 Eureka Murder

July 2017

State Transportation Commission Raises Eyebrow at North Coast Railroad Authority Finances, Asks Perennially Beleaguered Agency to Prepare ‘Shutdown Plan’

March 2017

New Fiber Optic Line a Go! State Pledges $47 Million to Dredge Internet Up From the Sea, Thread Fat Pipe From Eureka to Redding

February 2017

Redwoods-Adorned License Plates are a Big Flop, So Far — If You Want to Change That, Act Soon!

December 2016

Gov. Brown Pardons Two Humboldters for Piddling Decades-Old Weed-Related Offenses

June 2016

New Weed Tax Coming, Maybe! Local Legislator’s Bill Passes Assembly With Bipartisan Support

May 2016

California Smoking Age Raised to 21 After Gov. Brown Signs Local Assemblymember’s Bill

April 2016

Bill to Help ‘Specialty Cottage’ Weed Growers Moving Through Legislature

January 2016

Proposed Law Would Require Caltrans to Keep Maps of Fiber-Optic Lines

October 2015

Caltrans on New Willits Bypass Lawsuit: ‘All Historical Preservation Laws are Being Followed’

Mendo County Tribes Sue Caltrans for ‘Knowingly Destroying’ Historic Sites During Willits Bypass Construction

July 2015

State Agency Cites Caltrans, Contractors for ‘Serious Violations’ Leading to Willits Bypass Collapse

SoCal Senators Get to Know the North Coast

‘Fish, Flows and Marijuana Grows’: Live-Blogging Senator McGuire’s Hearing Examining Impacts of Marijuana Grows on State’s Fisheries

June 2015

Look Out, Humboldt County Schools — Gov. Brown Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

May 2015

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Talk Weed in SoHum This Friday

April 2015

Red Tape for Weed Grows? Water Board Seeks to Bring Sprawling Marijuana Industry Into State’s Bureaucratic Orbit

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