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EUREKA- The Eureka City Council has asked city staff to take a closer look at the recruiting process for bringing medical marijuana dispensaries into city limits.

In 2010, the council approved an ordinance allowing up to four dispensaries in the city, as long as the businesses are invited to apply by the council. The ordinance was put on hold a year later after no businesses chose to...

EUREKA- Detectives with the Eureka Police Department discovered more than $12,000 in counterfeit money while conducting a probation search. 

Just after 1:45 p.m. on Monday, officers spotted 50-year-old Eureka resident Michael Barrette at a motel on the 1600 block of 4thStreet.  Barrette had outstanding warrants, including one for possession of a controlled substance.  He was...

EUREKA- Members of the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition are asking for your help in the next Point-In-Time Count, where the total homeless population of Humboldt County is recorded.

Coalition members addressed the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and explained the importance of the process.  The Point-In-Time Count must be conducted every two years in order for...

An earthquake on New Year’s and just days later three minor quakes were recorded over the weekend.

The early morning quake on New Year’s was upgraded to a 5.4 located on the Mendocino Fault some 80 miles west of Ferndale. If the quake had struck closer to shore, it could have caused damage. So with the recent movement, could the next big quake be on the way... We talked to a local...

FORTUNA- 12th Street was closed for several hours Monday night after authorities discovered a live grenade during a traffic stop.

Just before 5 p.m. Fortuna police arrested 26 year old Fortuna resident Nick Lopez-Martinez. Martinez was stopped for operating a Chevy Silverado on a suspended license. During a search, officers found a live grenade and a loaded 22 caliber rifle in the...

FORTUNA- An initiative to bring another air service to the Arcata-Eureka airport did not reach it's goal last night.

The Fortuna City Council voted against contributing $10,000 over a two year period to Fly Humboldt. Fly Humboldt is just $5,000 shy of reaching it's one million dollar minimum revenue guarantee (MRG) goal. The MRG is meant to help entice a new airline or SkyWest to add...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is turning to local businesses to bring an end to single use plastic bags.

On Tuesday the board motioned to draft a resolution encouraging the business community to voluntarily stop distributing single use plastic bags. Instead of mandating a ban, the board wanted to leave innovation up to the people to create a program eliminating the...

It's being called a post holiday celebration of written correspondence and the McKinleyville Library is participating.

The library is going to help kids get back in the habit of writing after the holiday break. They're participating in the Universal Letter-Writing Week and say it's a perfect time to implement this type of thing. It's great to write thank you notes after the holidays and...