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EUREKA- A formerly homeless Eureka woman, Kellie Jack, now owns a home. 

Jack moved to Humboldt County from Yuba City in 1995.  She’s had a mental illness since childhood.

“Some days it's really hard to get out of bed and just perform easy tasks," said Jack.

She has also attempted to commit suicide multiple times.

"I hated the system and so I did not use its...

ARCATA - Over 1,200 corn muffins were baked for over 700 people who gathered Monday evening to support Arcata Arts Programs and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in the 15th annual Bowl of Beans.

"The intention is, to serve a simple meal, beans and rice, salad, cornbread. Just to celebrate the simplicity of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's message to us," said Arcata Elementary principle,...

BLUE LAKE - A first-time partnership between the California Department and Fish and Wildlife and local anglers aims to bring more wild steelhead to the Mad River.

A stewardship program recently trained twenty one local volunteer anglers to help Mad River Fish Hatchery personnel begin collecting wild origin fish during spawning operations. This will help increase brood stock to raise the...

EUREKA- A family dog is being credited for saving two lives on Monday after an early morning fire in Eureka.

A residential fire on the 3000 block of Pigeon Point Road completely destroyed a home's garage and caused major damage to the residence. Around 5:30 a.m. owners of the house say they awoke after their son's dog, Clark, began barking. Fire alarms then went off and the family was...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- There's a new face in charge of law enforcement in Southern Humboldt. Sunday marked Sergeant Jesse Taylor's first day on the job. He's been with the sheriff's office for approximately 12 years.

Taylor was promoted to the sergeant's rank in November and started at his new location yesterday. He will be working full-time daily out of the sheriff's substation in...

EUREKA- Measure Z Advisory Committee selections are in. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will vote to appoint five members onto the committee at Tuesday's meeting.

The appointments are as follows: for district one, Jonathan Flyer; district two, Shon Wellborn; district three, Ginger Campbell; district four, Mike Newman; and district five, Helen Edwards.

During their...

EUREKA- Community members gathered at the Adorni Center in Eureka on Monday to honor the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He felt something inside of him, knowing that he needed to change society in some sort of way and that's what I think is so important for everyone to do, just change what we know is wrong and do the right thing," said Yulisa Yanez, a Fortuna resident...

EUREKA- Local residents can get some help enrolling for their health insurance plans before the february 15th deadline.

Californians face increased tax penalties for not enrolling in a plan within the next for weeks. In 14, the penalty for being uninsured was $95, or one percent of someone’s income, depending on which amount was greater. However, this year, the penalty jumps...