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ILLUSTRATION JACQUI LANGELAND / North Coast Journal

"They really love this work. There are a lot of hard things about it -- it doesn't pay terrifically -- but they really love it. And I think its largely because they are people people." North Coast Journal editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill, talks about the restauarant and bar servers she spoke to for the cover story in this week's issue, "Dishing it Out."

Surly customers, great experiences, bad tips, and a love of people, Fumiko Cahill previews it all. Oh, and no touching...ever.

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The worldwide phenomenon that is Coastal Cleanup Day is 40 years old this year. On the cover of the North Coast Journal this week, Joe Abbott tells his story and the story of the beginnings of what would become Coastal Cleanup Day on the beaches of Manila in 1977.

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The Eureka Street Art Festival is a memory now, but the work of the 20-plus artists lives on in Opera Alley and elsewhere in Eureka. The North Coast Journal's Jennifer Fumiko Cahill talks about the festival, the Journal's virtual tour of the artwork, and freelance writer/photographer Alexander Woodward's cover story in this week's Journal.

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The North Coast Journal's Kim Wear talks with KHSU about this upcoming local election cycle and how it could impact cities like Eureka and Arcata, as well as smaller regions. Eureka's true ward system has changed the boundaries of many local candidates and voters. Voters can check out which ward they're in at the City of Eureka's website. Additionally, Arcata also has four local candidates running for seats this year as well as incumbents. 

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This week on the KHSU Magazine, KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Jennifer Fumiko Cahill about the extensive and surprising results of the Best of Humboldt competition published in this week's issue. 

Eureka to Further Review Needle Exchange Program

Aug 7, 2018
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The Eureka City Council will further discuss the future of a controversial needle exchange program under the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, known also as HACHR. The North Coast Journal’s Thadeous Greenson spoke with KHSU last week about how this program impacts Eureka resdients. They also published an article on what happened at a previous city council meeting where council members discussed the fate of HACHR. 

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KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Jennifer Fumiko Cahill about the trials of an electrican turned chef. Cahill profiles the life of John Chaffin, who grew up in Blue Lake. Chaffin traveled to Texas with his then girlfriend, and now wife, Caroline Chaffin Brooks. It was there he found his other calling and ultimately switched gears by opening up Caroline's TX BBQ stand. It's been challenging for Chaffin to change careers at an older age and more challenging after being being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014. Still, Chaffin is working through it and has created meals worthy of recognition. No sauce required. 


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KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Thadeous Greenson about how two black rodeo performers broke the color barrier in Humboldt County, nearly 30 years prior to Jackie Robinson in baseball. The story is written by two historians-Alexandra Service and Susan O’Hara-who describe what these two men endured in the 1920's Fortuna Rodeo. The article reflects the somewhat progressive past in the county but also detail how the region was and still is conflicted with racial bias and discrimination. 


KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with The North Coast Journal's Linda Stansberry on the city of Rio Dell and how its facing struggles to overcome economic woes over the closure of a bridge that links Scotia to Rio Dell, at the beginning of what was projected to be a great tourist season. Stansberry talks about how this has crippled local business and will most likely last until the end of the summer.

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More than a year after the murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, a man--Kyle Zoellner--accused but ultimately not charged with the crime, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Arcata. Zoellner alleges that police and city officials violated his civil rights. 

In this week's North Coast Journal, Thadeous Greenson and Kimberly Wear explore the life and death of Sharral "Sherry" McDonald. She was fatally shot in Eureka in early May 2018 while protecting a friend from domestic violence. 

The North Coast Journal's Linda Stansberry explores the world of animal death and necropsy reports at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka. She explains the Zoo's history with exotic animals, new sustainable practices as well as how care conditions and zoo regulations have changed since it's inception in 1907.