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August 2013

The California State Auditor will soon begin looking into how and why doctors were sterilizing female prisoners in California against prison rules. A state legislative committee approved the audit following a request by the legislative women’s caucus.
 
Their request at a legislative audit committee hearing was prompted by a recent investigation by CNN and the...
EUREKA- A new juvenile hall facility is in the works for Humboldt County. It has been talked for nearly five years and officials are now in the process of designing and finalizing the architecture for the new facility.. 
 
Humboldt County Chief Probation Officer Bill Damiano said, “It will be a totally new facility. When we are done it will be built out in the...

A federal judge made his decision Thursday to lift a restraining order which prevented Trinity River from being released into the Klamath.

 

The federal judge made his decision after listening to testimony from local tribes about how important the water is to prevent another fish kill. Members from the Hoopa Valley Tribe were protesting at Westland Water District on Wednesday....

Arcata City Council members had different opinions on what should happen to the Highway 101 safety corridor project and how it should connect with the Bay Trail.

Caltrans presented the proposed idea and the Coastal Commissions report on it at Wednesday's City Council meeting. The proposed idea would eliminate all median lane changes and uncontrolled turns that go across traffic on...

Arcata police have seen the number of thefts and assaults go up as transients flow into Arcata. According to data from the Arcata Police Department the number of assaults, drug violations, and alcohol violations have gone up by 200%.

Det, Sgt. Todd Dokweiler, of Arcata Police, said every year they see an increase in crime that matches the number of transients in the area, especially...

FERNDALE- A Ferndale woman was awarded $5,000 Thursday for being chosen as America’s Farmers 'Mom of the Year.' Mary Ann Bansen is one of five regional winners nationwide and was selected based on an essay submitted by her daughter. Several people showed up to the Humboldt County Fair to congratulate and give thanks to Bansen for the contributions she has made to the community. 
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On 08/21/13 an Officer from the California Highway Patrol brought three dogs into the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter that were found running in the roadway on New Navy Base Road at Lincoln Avenue in Fairhaven. The dogs are a black Labrador retriever mix, approximately 12 years old, a brown German...

Wildfire season is underway, but it’s not too late to get your home prepared.

 

"This fire season will probably last until the middle of October at least,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Bob Ellis said. “It can go all the way till the end of October. I've also seen it go into December."

 

Ellis said residents are required to have 100 feet of defensible space around their...

From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services: West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in an American crow submitted for testing from Humboldt County. This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in Humboldt County since 2008.

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On 08-20-2013 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served two marijuana related search warrants in the Garberville area.

The first search warrant was served on a 40 acre parcel of...

SACRAMENTO – The final bill to close a loophole in California’s rape law that caused an appellate court to overturn a sexual assault conviction has passed out of the Assembly today with a 74-0 vote on urgency.  The bill, SB 59, will return to the Senate Monday for a procedural vote and then move to the Governor’s desk with its companion bill, AB 65, for consideration. SB 59...

The following is a Press Release from Fortuna Police: 
 
Humboldt County, CA – The Avoid the 7 DUI task force will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 24, 2013 at an undisclosed location within Humboldt County between the hours of 6:30 pm and 3:00 am.
 
DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective...

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