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This is the statement the district released this afternoon in response to the federal lawsuit: 
 
Date: December 18, 2013 
RE: Lawsuit Filed against Eureka City Schools December 18, 2013 
 
Eureka City Schools recognizes that our students come from varied and diverse backgrounds. In recent years, the District has implemented...
From the ACLU and the National Center for Youth Law: 
 
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the National Center for Youth Law Wednesday charged that school officials in the Humboldt County towns of Loleta and Eureka, home to some of the state’s largest Native American communities, intentionally discriminate against Native...
From the Humboldt Bay Fire Department: 
 
At 12:30 A.M. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a residential structure fire at the 2200 Block of A Street in Eureka. Three engines, one ladder truck and two chief officers were dispatched.  The first arriving chief reported moderate smoke throughout the residence. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and removed debris. A...
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
 
Fortuna, CA - On December 17th 2013 at about 9:52 am, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department located Daniel Ray Fidler (age 40) in the 600 block of 15th Street. Fidler was known to officers and was wanted by the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office for suspicion of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. Fidler...
EUREKA- Eureka has a new City Councilman; Chet Albin took the Oath of Office on Tuesday for the Ward 5 Eureka Council seat. 
 
Albin replaces Lance Madsen who resigned in October citing health reasons. Madsen was first elected to the council in 1990 and served 8 years. He came back in 2010 for another term and was set to serve until November of 2014. The council...
EUREKA- The Eureka City Council voted on Tuesday to put off destroying police records until January despite a recommendation from Chief Andy Mills.
 
The delay comes as a request from the attorney of Eureka Police Sergeant Adam Laird. Laird is currently in court facing allegations of an assault while on duty and then filing a false police report about the incident...

The Palco Pharmacy in Scotia was robbed just before 4 this afternoon. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect walked into the pharmacy wearing a hooded rain jacket and hockey mask.

The subject brandished a long barreled large caliber handgun and demanded Oxycontin and Oxycodone.  The suspect then ran across the street, got into a dark colored pickup and fled the area at a...

A man died Tuesday night after a motorcycle crash in Southern Humboldt… 

The California Highway Patrol said just after seven, a man was riding a motorcycle on old Briceland road and for an unknown reason crashed into a ditch.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene where the man was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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