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EUREKA- A project to expand oyster farming in Humboldt Bay is in the spotlight. This week, Audubon California  began a campaign against the expansion saying increased farming would impact a key species in the ecosystem.

"We try to be objective and look at what the findings indicate," said Jim Clark a Redwood Regional Audubon Society Representative. "There's already been studies showing...

NORTH COAST - There's been more than 900 sick and starving sea lion pups reported on California beaches just this year.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California waters have been about five degrees warmer than usual and this could be having an effect. With the warmer water; distribution and abundance of prey can change.

As a result, mother sea...

EUREKA- The family of Thomas McClain, the man who was shot and killed by a Eureka Police Officer last September, announced Friday they will be filing a wrongful death claim against the City of Eureka, as well as two police officers.

Thomas McClain was shot by officer Stephen Linfoot on September 17th, after McClain was reportedly seen reaching for a bb gun in his waistband....

ARCATA- An advocacy newspaper has been battling the stigma of homelessness in Humboldt County for more than a year. 

Humboldt Edge is a volunteer-run newspaper which funded through donations only.  The paper uses the homeless and impoverished as the contributors.

"There's a power in their voice that comes through when it's edited well and when you allow it to come through," said...

EUREKA- Construction is underway for two new exhibits at Sequoia Park Zoo.  One of those exhibits will feature America’s national bird.

The bald eagle and spotted owl exhibits, both part of Watershed Heroes, are expected to open this April. The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is collecting donations for the $200,000 project.  Cheyenne, an injured bald eagle, will be featured in one of the...

BLUE LAKE - The future of electronic cigarettes in Blue Lake could be short-lived if a city ordinance passes to ban them.

Residents and business owners came forward with a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes. Now, Blue Lake City Council has opened it up to the public for comment. The city encourages residents to participate in online commenting for the next five weeks.

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A suspicious device located this morning near HealthSport in Myrtletown was actually a fishing pole container.
 
Myrtle Avenue from Hubbard Lane to Pennsylvania Avenue was closed while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the the item. 

 
The Humboldt County Sheriffs office along with the CHP were also on scene.
 
 

FORTUNA - A Fortuna business which lost its home in the historic Star Hotel fire is getting a new lease on life....

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