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Good news for California high schools. For the fourth year in a row, the graduation rate climbed as dropout rates fell.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson announced that 8 out of 10 students statewide, or 80.2-percent who started high school in 2009-2010 graduated with their class in 2013. That is up 1.3 percent from the year before. Graduation rates among African...

LOLETA- To help guide at risk and foster youth a new local non-profit will train young people to work with horses. The organizations, Wild Souls Ranch, will start the program in June and take in ten young people ranging in age from four to 18.

Founder, Savannah McCarty, said she modeled the program after a group that she was part of when she was young. McCarty was a Ward of the State of...

EUREKA- For 18 years a group of county officials have been working together make the experiences surrounding child abuse less traumatic for families and children. Humboldt County Child Abuse Services (CAST) is opening up their doors on Tuesday to the community for an open house to introduce them to the people working in the group.

The team is a collection of law enforcement officials,...

HOOPA- The Hoopa Valley Tribe will hold primary elections for two positions on the tribal council on Tuesday. The positions are for the Mesket and Norton District held within the tribal reservation.

The following are running for the position:

Mesket District:

Vernon Bradley Marshall

George Byron Nelson Jr.

Julie A. Robertson

 

Norton District:...

The second eaglet has hatched! Watch the new family here live. 
 
 
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 04-27-2014, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Home Invasion Robbery that occurred in the 12000 block of Fickle Hill Road, Arcata. Deputies responded to the residence and met with three victims, a 28 year old male, a 36 year old male and a 33 year old female.  The two...

Three people were arrested in Del Norte County following a high speed vehicle pursuit.  The sixth annual Eureka Multiple Sclerosis Walk was held and more than 200 people showed their support.  The 32nd annual Dolbeer Donkey Days was held as well, where the Steam Donkey was on full display.   People in Arcata had the chance to go for a morning jog in their pajamas, and the first ever Redwood...

The Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion of its fire station.  Also, it was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and the Humboldt Waste Management Authority was collecting unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for the HWMA...

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