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Lost Coast Outpost – Hank talks to EPIC’s Gary Graham Hughes about his visit with the Fortuna Chamber folk.

I have some thoughts, but no time to post them right now.  I believe the event was significant in that it revealed some complexities of local politics, but I have a little bit of a different take on it.

Topic will be the Second Amendment and gun control.  7:00 – call in as always on KMUD.

I’ll be on KMUD tonight actually for the Community Park Board show.  Same time.

RoxanneMy former partner-in-law and always good friend Roxanne Sher Olsen has a blog of the above title in which she gives general legal opinions to questions submitted to her.  Her opinions are sound and her writing humorous and entertaining.  Her specialty is family law, but she is quite knowledgeable on a slew of topics.

Her latest column is about legal preparation for polyamorous relationships.  Hey, as long as I don’t have to pay for benefits for more than one spouse, I’m fine with whatever adults want to set up.  But there are potential pitfalls you should consider.

A restraining order against a newspaper for trying to get a statement from the subject of a story?

The North Coast Journal received a letter to that effect – threatening a restraining order if they make any further attempts to contact Rob Arkley.

That would, if granted, set a very strange precedent – and a bad one for freedom of the press.

Even more amazing than the hubris is what must have been the assumption that the newspaper would comply.  Maybe he was hoping they wouldn’t publish anymore stories about him?  Since by journalistic ethics, they are bound to offer him the opportunity to comment, it would effectively make the publication of these stories unethical – technically speaking.

Hmmmmm.

Politics in Humboldt County.  You gotta love it!

Press Release:

The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) will be hosting a Pints for Non-Profits event Wednesday, August 7 at the Mad River Brewery Tasting Room in Blue Lake. A portion of every beer sold all day will benefit the NEC’s ongoing work to protect our forests, farms, rivers, coasts and communities! Come have a beer (or two, or three) and chat with community members about important environmental issues. Live music entertainment by the Bret Harte Breakers from 6-8:30 p.m.
Founded in 1972, the Northcoast Environmental Center is one of our bioregion’s oldest environmental organizations. The NEC publishes the bi-monthly EcoNews newspaper and produces a weekly radio show, the EcoNews Report, broadcast every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on KHSU.
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