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Eureka has a new police chief. Tonight, the city council unanimously voted to appoint Andrew Mills as the department’s new leader.

 

"It’s a great honor to be able to come here and lead in the city of Eureka,” Mills said. “Especially at an exceptional police department."...

EUREKA- Fire officials said a house fire in Eureka Monday night was likely human caused. The blaze broke out around 6:00 p.m. on the 2600 block of G Street. Humboldt Bay firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to nearby homes. Crews say about 25 percent of the home was burned and was started on the front porch. Officials also said the home was condemned earlier this year because...
EUREKA- Tuesday marks the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and both survivors and supporters from all over the North Coast gathered in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse to pay tribute and educate the community about the effects that it has. 
 
Domestic violence survivor Katherine Rominger said she is lucky to be alive. Nearly 15 years ago she...

Humboldt State University has the highest number of new students coming onto campus this year than ever before. Incoming freshman and transfer students combine to a total of 2,339 students, 971 of them being transfer students.

 

Peg Blake, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, said the numbers show there is a need for higher education.

 

Blake...

Phone lines were jammed and the website slowed by heavy traffic, but the state’s new health insurance exchange, Covered California, is open for business.

 

It started enrolling people at its call centers and on its website at 8:00 Tuesday morning. 
The Covered California executive director and other state officials kicked off the first of six events around the state with a...

The new Mad River Union is fresh of the press and on local news stands. The paper is the combined publication of the McKinleyville Press and the Arcate Eye.

 

"We're joining forces. We've got the best of both papers," said Jack Durham, Editor of the new paper and former editor of the McKinleyville Press.

 

Durham said the idea of combining the two became a reality...

Humboldt State University Athletics is responding after a current and former football player were stabbed homecoming weekend.

 

“Anytime you hear student athletes involved in a situation that’s not healthy it always concerns the department and our coaching staff,” said University Athletic Director Dan Collen.

 

“I know that our thoughts and prayers go out to JJ and...

A local law enforcement veteran is hanging up his badge after more than three decades of service.

 

“The job changes you,” said Humboldt County Undersheriff Michael Thomas, “Like I said it has become a lifestyle.”

 

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors honored Thomas for his work after announcing his retirement from the sheriff’s office after 34 years.

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