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SACRAMENTO - It's called AB 243 - The Marijuana Watershed Protection Act and it just passed the state assembly. Lawmakers say it's time to regulate an underground industry. It’s the first medical marijuana bill this year that has made it to the senate.

Assembly member, Jim Wood said the cultivation of marijuana in Northern California is the elephant in the room - it’s the whole house...

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire will take about $1.5 million in combined cuts during the next fiscal year.  Those cuts will take place if the City Council adopts the budget as currently proposed.  On Wednesday night, at a special meeting, both department chiefs shared what those cuts mean for their agencies.

Eureka Police proposed eliminating all public...

LOS ANGELES - A Leggett man was found dead in a vehicle in Southern California and authorities are investigating it as a possible homicide.

28-year old Jose David Flores was discovered on Golden Valley Road in in Canyon County in the trunk of his own car. The cause of death is unknown and will be determined by an autopsy in the coming days.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office...

CRESCENT CITY - Crescent City has a new sergeant and she's the second woman in the Police Department’s history to hold a position of this stature.

Sergeant Jennifer Owen was sworn in Monday night at the city council meeting. Owen served in the air force before returning to her hometown of Crescent City to attend the police academy. Since then, she’s been a patrol officer at the Police...

ARCATA - The Environmental Protection Information Center has filed a petition to the California Fish and Game Commission, in an effort to get the Humboldt marten on the California endangered species list.

According to research, there are approximately 100 Humboldt marten in California, but EPIC estimates the population has dwindled down to a mere 40. Originally thought to be extinct...

NORTH COAST - Firefighters in Humboldt County are now taking extra precaution after a recent study was released about a flaw indication in their gear. 

The International Association of Firefighters commissioned full particle exposure testing on firefighter ensemble, at the Research Triangle Institute. Results confirmed suspicion; that a large amount of exposure occurs to the face and...

EUREKA - The annual dredging of Humboldt Bay’s bar and entrance channel began this week. Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, who manages north coast operations, gave a presentation to the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group.

The District supports 22 federal ship channels with dredging and debris removal. Stating, a current challenge in the area is dredge...

FORTUNA- Demolition could begin next week on the historic Star Hotel.

Building owner Robert Johnson says he's waiting on an encroachment permit from the City of Fortuna to begin the demolition.

A malfunctioning electrical panel set the building on fire in January. Since then, the charred building has remained on main street as a constant reminder of that historic day.

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