McKinley Removal Moves to November Ballot

Jul 11, 2018
Natalya Estrada


The Arcata City Council, minus Mayor Sofia Pereira, voted 4-0 to put the issue of the Mckinley statue on this year's November ballot. Their vote reverses an earlier decision to remove the statue, which was made in February this year.

The statue stands in the center of town and has divided many community members--some who see McKinley as a symbol for racist imperialism and others who see him as an American hero. Those mostly in favor of keeping the statue, led efforts to gather enough signatures to put the decision up to a citizen vote in the upcoming election.

Chris Howard and Gerry Hemmingsen will stay in their seats as Del Norte County Supervisors according to preliminary results from the county elections office.

Hemmingsen received 51.75% of the vote in the fourth district contest.  The next nearest candidate,  David Mason received 25.5% of the vote.  If these numbers hold when results are finalized, Hemmingsen will retain the seat without a runoff.

Incumbent Chris Howard received 66.1% of the votes cast.  His only rival, Jake Smith pulled in 397 votes for 33.64%.

UPDATED: Humboldt County Preliminary Election Results

Jun 5, 2018

Update: the second round of election results has been released by the Humboldt County Elections Office. Results that are updated will be shown in italics. 

Preliminary election results for California’s Primary election and Humboldt County’s local elections have been released. This information will be updated and revised throughout the election cycle when all ballots are counted. KHSU will update this report with more information as it is released. 

As of 8:23 p.m. voting records indicate that approximately 12.96 percent of voter ballots have been counted. 

Who are the Board of Supervisors?

May 24, 2018
Anne Maher / The Northcoast Environmental Center

Elections are coming up June 5, and that means it is time once again to vote for local measures and candidates, including the Board of Supervisors. For this EcoNews Report the Northcoast Environmental Center’s Anne Maher speaks to Mark Lovelace, former 3rd District Humboldt County Supervisor, about the roles and responsibilities the Board of Supervisors has, especially in regards to environmental work. Afterwards, hear the NEC’s questions to the candidates (and their responses) at the May 10 Humboldt County Supervisors Forum.

Brandeis University

In celebration of the fourth anniversary of the show, we are rebroadcasting an interview with Margaret Morganroth Gullette on processing the past election.  Margaret is a scholar at the Women’s Research Center at Brandeis University.  According to Brandeis website, she is “a cultural critic and prize-winning writer of nonfiction (and) an internationally known age critic, essayist, and activist.”  Her latest book is entitled Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People (Global Perspectives on Aging).  She is also the author of Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America, Aged by Culture, and Declining to Decline.

Humboldt County Local Election: Unofficial Results

Nov 9, 2017

The most recent unofficial results were released this week by the Humboldt County Elections Office. The final results which are released afterwards may reflect slightly different numbers. 

Bonnie Deister of Ferndale led the race for the College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees Area 1 with 56.67 percent of the vote. Opponent and incumbent, also from Ferndale, Tracy Coppini, had 42.85 percent as of Monday night. 

Considering post-Brexit statements like "Older white people, please die!" and the political volatility of American healthcare, Chronologically Gifted talks to Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism about age in today's sociopolitical climate.

Race Beat: PEOTUS Trump

Nov 29, 2016

Host Lorna Bryant is joined by HSU undergrad Karla Sanchez, graduate student Carlos Sanchez, and Dr. Marisol Ruiz, assistant professor at HSU’s School of Education to talk about the personal and political implications of a Trump presidency. 

If you're an environmentalist, you may be trying to digest what the Trump administration will do. 

"The tea leaves don't look good, in terms of the people that are closest to him, "says Tom Wheeler of EPIC.

Jennifer Kalt, Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, hosts a discussion of what the Trump presidency might look like from an environmental standpoint. 

Thursday Night Talk: The After-Vote of a Nation

Nov 10, 2016

Where do we go from here? Host Brenda Starr welcomed fellow co-host Eric Kirk to Thursday Night Talk  to dissect Tuesday's election.

Most of the votes are in.

Up north, Both Del Norte and Curry counties followed the nation: Trump beat Clinton. Roughly 56/34 in both counties. Here's how Humboldt voted for a few key issues and candidates. 

Humboldt County Final Results (unofficial)

Humboldt Results

  1. Humboldt bucks Trump's national winning trend, putting Clinton ahead at 54%. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein each have 3% countywide
  2. Marijuana legalization passed: 60/40 
  3. Plastic bag ban (Prop 67): 53/47
  4. Eureka picked progressive Austin Allison over John Fullerton for city council at 51/49
  5. Measure V (Rent control) has a comfortable lead: 55/44
  6. Kamela Harris took Humboldt: 68/32
  7. Congressman Jared Huffman stays.

Need to know where to vote? Unsure of what's on the ballot?

KHSU compiled a few links to help get you to your polling place, as well as some links that could help inform your decision.

Then tune in election night for special KHSU election coverage.

The Voter's Edge guide, endorsed by League of Women Voters, is simple and fast. Just enter your ZIP code. 

Del Norte County Sheriffs Dept.

In this edition of North Coast Update, Susan Andrews covers:

  • An investigation into Wednesday's shooting in downtown Crescent City, in which Trenton Andrews is accused of trying to run over a man with his car, leading to another man allegedly shooting at Andrews' car
  • Local candidate for a for Supervisorial and School Board Trustee seats
  • A Brookings fundraiser for Haitian medical care and emergency relief

Humboldters will decide if rent control is warranted in the county's unincorporated areas. 

The Vice Presidential debate between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will air live on KHSU Tuesday at 6pm.

 KHSU.org will feature live fact-checking from NPR's news team during the debate.

 Eureka voters will decide this fall whether to restrict voting for city councilmembers to residents of each member's ward.

Supporters says that would increase the power of minority voters and stave off lawsuits.

Watch the video here.