(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 246: Humboldt County’s news podcast

A rebranded Cal Poly Humboldt sees an upward trend in enrollment, County Supervisors and the Sheriff were disputed by Bay Area media after blaming local fentanyl problems on San Francisco officials, a center for local kids suffering mental health emergencies is set to open next year, locals protest in support of federal abortion rights, Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson denies a report saying he sexually harassed a colleague for years, 2022 is no longer the driest year on record locally, a major film set to shoot here could spend money locally than our last decade of film history, the Netflix series ‘Virgin River’ set in a fictitious Humboldt County is returning July 20, Eureka is relocating a protruding surveillance pole by the Old Town gazebo after a public outcry, a mom and daughter graduated on the same day from Cal Poly Humboldt, Cal Poly Humboldt export Katelin Talbert helped lift her Portuguese pro soccer team to a championship, a local serial killer myth is protestable, it’s whale viewing season, Humboldt County’s redwoods are a potential bucket-list item for someone passing away, the Mendocino scenes in the Oscar-winning movie ‘Nomadland,’ our neighbors up north get a nice commendation from Travel + Leisure, local events, and more.

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Interview: Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew of The Boxmasters (Humboldt Last Week)

Billy Bob Thornton and his ‘Boxmasters bandmate JD Andrew chat with Myles before their show at the Arcata Theater Lounge on May 9. Drinking blood, Kanye West, Willie Nelson’s bus, gawking, a songwriting disease, and a blushworthy moment all make it into the conversation along with a discussion of musical backgrounds. (via Humboldt Last Week)

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 245: Humboldt County’s news podcast

A father and son are feared dead after an ocean shipwreck, an uptick in violence at the hospital in Eureka, some are worried about a proposed tax hike for hotel guests in unincorporated Humboldt County, a fired Cal Poly Humboldt admin accused of groping was rehired due to a technicality, we’re also losing our Phoenix flight effective August 15, applicants are being accepted to run Eureka’s first rooftop bar, a report says Humboldt County has the cleanest air in the state, the Yurok Tribe got national attention in a new PBS show, San Francisco media covered Ferndale’s pride-parade response to a homophobic pastor, possibly the biggest cruise ship to ever come here eyes docking in Eureka, Eureka export Jake Hanson earned another year with the Green Bay Packers, developments at the old Angelo’s Pizza location in Eureka, an indoor cannabis lounge in Eureka provides fully fresh air every three minutes, National Geographic notes a local tie to finding psychedelic mushrooms, Annie’s Cambodian has a new Eureka location, a cracked windshield on a flight from Phoenix caused an undramatic detour to Fresno, a rafting scare on the Eel River turned out alright, local soul and hip-hop band Object Heavy signed a record deal, electric scooters are also coming to Crescent City, a Ukiah pharmacist was accused of providing fake vaccanication cards with real lot numbers, event picks, my experience with COVID, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 244: Humboldt County’s news podcast

The state AG reportedly took a meeting regarding David Josiah Lawson’s 2017 homicide, an advancement toward Eel River dam removals, a fugitive wanted for an alleged Kneeland murder was arrested in Santa Cruz, commercial crabbers are worried for their livelihoods after a whale-related closure, people appearing to have starkly different values unite to fight a fire, an arson arrest after a Garberville hotel fire, a guilty plea in a kidnapping hoax over in Shasta County, export Sara Bareilles is back soon for season two of her TV comedy ‘Girls5Eva,’ a Mad River Brewing rep threw out the first pitch at a Giants game, a baby seal is recovering after almost being allegedly pupnapped, a SoHum murderer got almost four decades after an accused rampage of violence and mayhem, locally-pioneering business champion Donna Wright has died, local events, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 243: Humboldt County’s news podcast

Humboldt’s Las Vegas flight is going away at the start of May, the Coastal Commission advanced the idea of huge wind turbines off the Humboldt coast, app-enabled electric scooters are coming to Eureka, people allegedly tried to drive off with a baby seal in Eureka, Humboldt has the world’s tallest tree but a viral post depicts the wrong tree, per-capita Humboldt County continues to struggle with adverse childhood experiences, a Fortuna High School teacher and coach was accused of sexually assaulting students, Stone Lagoon boasts the first tribally-operated State Parks visitor center, cops claim a young man said he’d clean up a burned up car he ditched on the river bar, an alleged wanted killer escaped cops in Arcata after a chase, environmental groups threatened to slow a development in the Cutten area, a heated cannabis-related exchange involving a County Supervisor, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 242: Humboldt County’s news podcast

Humboldt’s first accused dealer charged with fentanyl homicide is headed to trial soon, two Eureka cops retired following last year’s texting scandal, with bias claim Huffman wants FCC to reject the sale of our CBS and NBC affiliates, the localized cannabis doc “Lady Buds” is getting a comedy adaptation, diesel trucks rollin’ coal were shamed virally following our in-depth coverage, some alleged meth users failed to divert cops with a false 911 call, why the mushroom bust in Arcata after the city decriminalized mushrooms, Eureka’s Pine Motel location may soon be a Subway and Starbucks, recent funding looks to expand Eureka dental coverage by 8,000 visits a year, the upcoming bear and coyote exhibit at the zoo will open this fall, Cal Poly Humboldt export and Cincinnati Bengal Alex Cappa got praise from Sports Illustrated, a project is moving forward which could add 320 residential units to the Cutten area, Myles’ appearance on Growing Pains with Nicholas Flores, our partner outlet Redheaded Blackbelt now has a cannabis brand, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 241: Humboldt County’s news podcast

Lumberjack alum Alex Cappa signs a $40M Bengals contract, a local high schooler saves two kids from drowning, several millions of dollars in airport upgrades, progress on a proposed trail all the way from San Francisco,  finger-pointing continues between our auditor and county officials, the Sheriff in Del Norte resigns amid allegations, a closer look at diesel trucks “rolling coal,” a wildfire-related bill to make PG&E underground transmission lines faster, Mendocino’s high gas prices made HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, so far locally 2022 is the driest on record, event suggestions, the importance of local food, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 240: Humboldt County’s news podcast

A petition in Arcata to fly an earth flag over the USA flag, locally-centered “The Craftsman” is headed to a worldwide audience soon, the state throws $10M toward offshore wind energy, new signs designating Cal Poly Humboldt, our neighbors with the nation’s most expensive gas, Cambodian food drama, alleged hot water for our neighboring sheriff up north, calls for peace, an alleged terrible murderer is headed to trial, crime updates, event suggestions, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 239: Humboldt County’s news podcast

A halfway bitten-off thumb, new details in last years’ horrific triple-murder, Home Grown continues their aim to prevent homelessness in aged-out fosters, a possible restaurant relocation in Eureka prompts debate, Sara Bareilles provides a business opportunity for local teenage girls and young woman, Jon Heder and Lewis Black visit, more ‘County Auditor drama, delicious sandwiches, we’re losing our Reno flight soon, a possible rooftop bar in Eureka, proposed Klamath River dam removals heat up, local beer is heading to big-league baseball, a controversial reverend, a heartwarming display in high school sports, mental health pros are now set to respond to some Sheriff’s Office calls, a Redding woman accused of faking her own kidnapping is arrested, and more.

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(Listen) Humboldt Last Week episode 238

A tense courtroom sees a teen triple-murderer get a 150-year sentence, the future tourism-stoking Bay Trail inches closer to completion, violent drama reportedly sparks via a member of local government, more reported evidence of the behemoth wrecking ball that is fentanyl, a cannabis-related double murderer is sentenced, a locally-viral SUV-winning golf putt, a 16-year-old girl is a Eureka hit-and-run victim, Eureka export Sara Bareilles gets a SXSW honor, Cal Poly Humboldt awards Betty Chinn with a rare honorary doctorate, protestors call for more pathways to citizenship, no promises yet for more localized content on KHSU, and more.

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