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ARCATA  - A national NBC correspondent is coming to HSU as part of the university’s Hadley lecture series.

Kerry Sanders has been on the stump with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at their party conventions. He’s based out of Miami but travels the world reporting on major issues like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the San Bernardino Shooting.

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Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:22

CALIFORNIA- Scientists say the southern sea otters may soon be taken off the endangered species list.

Also known as the California sea otter, the USGS says numbers in the state have reached over 3,000. Although the central area populations are rising, the otters on the northern and southern ends are declining. California sea otters were presumed extinct until the 1930's. Their fur was...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:40

CALIFORNIA- Governor Jerry Brown continues the fight against climate change by signing another bill, this time with super pollutant restrictions. 

Senate Bill 1383 will limit black carbon, methane, and fluorinated gases. Sources of these pollutants are found in petroleum based transportation fuels, gases used in refrigerators, air conditioning products, agriculture, and waste disposal....

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:38

CALIFORNIA- Refineries will be switching to a less expensive fuel now that summer is almost over.

Although gas prices are expected to drop, a power outage at a Southern California refinery might raise it for some. Production might not start up for days. Previous shutdowns of California  refineries raised gas prices to over a dollar in the past.

In other gas news, AAA reported...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:34

EUREKA - Due to city violations, residents of the Budget Motel have until Thursday morning to leave the property.

Chief Building Official and Public Works Director Brian Gerving explained the myriad of violations the motel is responsible for, and what the next steps will be for the property.

Last week, the City of Eureka, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Environmental Health, executed an...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:27

FORTUNA - Fortuna police officers will soon wear body cameras.

The department seeks to purchase ten Watchguard Video body cameras, docking stations and a computer to manage the collected data. The equipment costs about $19,000 and will be ordered in the next few weeks. Chief Dobberstein described the cameras as a great tool for transparency and said they protect the public while also...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:27

EUREKA - Eureka’s Arts and Culture Commission held their first meeting with new members.

Council approved an expansion from four to seven members in April to bring new energy and support to the commission. New members were sworn in today then the group heard an update on the parklet project and the development of a citywide strategic arts plan. New Commissioner Linda Wise of the Redwood...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:26

FORTUNA - While the search continues for a permanent replacement, City of Fortuna has a new interim manager.

Randy Mendosa was appointed to the position by Fortuna City Council. He served as Chief of Police and City Manager of Arcata before retiring in 2014. Mendosa has been working with outgoing manager Regan Candelario to get up to speed on city projects. He will officially take on...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:25