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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Final voter turnout numbers from the November 4 general election show low turnout throughout the state.

About 7.4 million people voted, according to preliminary numbers.  In Los Angeles County, the state's largest of some 4.9 million registered voters, only about 1.52 million actually cast ballots.  Although statewide figures have not been finalized, turnout has been...

EUREKA – The Eureka Police Department has received a substantial grant to help combat underage drinking.

The 11,200-dollar grant was made possible by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC. It’s part of a minor decoy shoulder tap program funded by the Office of Traffic Safety.

EPD is one of 23 cities or municipalities who received the mini grant. The goal of the program...

Sacramento - A new water bill introduced by state republican congressional members has been blasted by Jared Huffman and other Northern California representatives.

According to their press release “The house is moving towards passing yet another divisive, dishonest and potentially devastating California water bill without any public input or legislative oversight.”

The group said...

EUREKA- One month after voters passed Proposition 47, the Humboldt County Jail population has dropped by 35 percent.

More inmates are now appealing their sentences. The proposition turned some felony crimes into misdemeanors, including theft of up to $950 and drug possession. So far, nearly 120 people have been released from the jail. With more released each day.

“The problem is...

EUREKA- With just two weeks left of regular meetings, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is preparing for a transition. Starting January, 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell will become the next chair of the board.

“I'm very excited to be in that position and to help the community,” Fennell said. “I'm very excited to see what we've accomplished so far and what we'll be going...

KING SALMON- High tides caused minor flooding Wednesday morning in the low-lying coastal areas. Residents in King Salmon experienced flooding in the streets, while citizens reported water over Jackson Ranch Road in Arcata. But for many in King Salmon, they say the tidal flooding is nothing new.

“It happens every year,” said Brent Onfreitas an employee at a local restaurant, Gill’s By...

EUREKA- The alleged gunman in a fatal Southern Humboldt shooting last July appeared in court Wednesday. Matthew Brown of San Bernardino County is accused of killing 49-year-old Alderpoint resident Neil Decker in the Rancho Sequoia area.

In Wednesday’s pre-trial hearing, the attorneys confirmed Brown’s jury trial date of January 5. Brown is charged with one count of murder with two...

EUREKA - Hospice of Humboldt is inviting the public to the Light Up a Life Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday night.

The holidays can be a tough time for people who have lost loved ones and this annual event offers a time for reflection and remembrance.

The ceremony includes a message from the Hospice of Humboldt chaplain, songs from the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, and a candle...