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FORTUNA  - The City of Fortuna looks like they’ll be passing Measure E the 75-cent increase in its sales tax. Of the nearly 3,000 votes, over 58% voted yes and over 41% voted no.

Current the Friendly City has an 8.0 tax. The additional 75-cents will help with road maintenance, parks and recreation and most importantly help increase funding for police.

Mayor Sue Long said the city...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 20:20

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Our election Tuesday had a little of everything; an epic battle for president and a whole host of ballot measures and propositions. But did voters turn out?

We called the Humboldt County Elections Office and found that so far, over 42% of registered voters cast their ballots. There still are many, many, ballots left to tally. In fact, the elections office still has...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 20:09

MEASURE P

A measure that’s in the lead after election night could change the way council members are elected here in Eureka.  

Measure P, will allow those running for council to be elected through a new ward system. Before November 8th, councilmembers could be selected by voters outside their regions. The new measure and system will provide voters with...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:28

ARCATA - Arcata Elementary students got a lesson in thermodynamics when a hot air balloon visited their playground.

Local realtor Stephany Joy won the balloon visit at a conference and asked the school if they would host.

They said yes then planned lessons around the science involved as part of their STEAM program. Kids lined up to take pictures and feel the heat from the burner...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:21

EUREKA - In Eureka’s Fourth Ward, political newcomer Austin Allison is leading Planning Commissioner John Fullerton.

In the final report released on election night, Allison garnered 54% of the vote to Fullerton’s 46%. 520 votes separate the two.

Austin Allison launched his campaign in September with a focus on addressing homelessness, affordable housing and trying to attract tech...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:12

ARCATA – After experiencing a historical moment in presidential history for both parties, locals in the community voiced their opinions on how they feel about this year’s Presidential Election.

“Seen a lot of frustration and anger get expressed. I feel like it's a cycle in the political system in America where. One side gets a lot power of both congress and presidency, and a lot of...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:06

ARCATA – Proposition 64; the adult use of marijuana act is close in numbers in the polls, and is leaning more towards approval. With the most current update 65% votes yes and 44% vote no.

Once legalized, the proposition will likely mark California as the most well-known state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Citizens pro the marijuana plan, believe it will...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:06

ARCATA – A victim was stabbed multiple times in Arcata as the suspect fled the scene. 

Around 12:15 pm the Arcata Police Department received a call about an assault near the 800 block of I Street. A male victim was stabbed multiple times with puncture wounds around the neck in front of the Arcata Co-op on I street. 32-year-old Justin Crumbley of Eureka, fled on foot, west from the...

Post date: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:05