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FORTUNA - Seventh grader Hunter Alexander is the new champion tonight after Fortuna Middle School held their annual geography bee earlier this afternoon.

The bee is part of a national competition by the National Geographic Society, which is in its 29th year.

Today’s winner will advance to a regional competition to determine who will compete within the state, and then...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:26

SACRAMENTO - The Rural County Representatives of California installed its 2017 officers earlier this week, which include First District Supervisor, Rex Bohn.

Bohn was promoted from Second Vice Chair to First Vice Chair, and he says next year he’ll be Chairman.

He told us by phone today that he is, “honored” to be moving up the chain of command. He also said he is always excited...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:19

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods will be joining an organization of community colleges focused on advancing the success of men of color.

It is called the CCEAL: Community College Equity Assessment Lab National Consortium on College Men of Color.

Membership in the organization will allow CR access to a number of new tools that will involve them with other community colleges to...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:15

Got milk? Well if you have gotten any in the past 14 years, you may be eligible to receive some of your money back.

This is due to a class action lawsuit against the dairy industry, claiming that they were artificially inflating prices by prematurely slaughtering cows.

The dairy providers paid 52 million to settle the case, and residents of California and other states are...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:19

Humboldt State University students are flushing wasteful toilet design down the drain. A group of students have come up with a way to save water with every flush - a freshwater toilet recycle system.

"It starts by the user using the toilet,” sophomore Christopher Alvaro explains, “and after the user is done using the toilet, when they flush the toilet, the flush activates water from the...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:03

ARCATA – Last night the Arcata City Council did a second reading on butane, passing the ordinance with restrictions for safety concerns.

Those restrictions limit the amount of butane one can possess, as the substance is known to cause fires and even explosions. With the organic compound, easily accessible online, city officials are now considering online restrictions by location. For...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:32

EUREKA – There has been a shortage of pink yarn in Humboldt county, that’s because one nationwide society is knitting a stance that really grabs your attention.

An estimate of nearly 200,000 people from across the US will be traveling to the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, this Saturday. The power hat is worn to create a statement that allows activists to take a...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:30

ARCATA – With California legalizing, recreational marijuana in 2016, it’s opened a whole new door to law enforcement. Companies throughout the U.S., including the bay area are working on breathalyzers for those, illegally, under the influence.

“You can’t smoke anything in a car with children. That law has been on the books for a while, so marijuana is no different than cigarettes, so...

Post date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:29