Friday, September 20, 2013

Humboldt homeless issues heat up Featured

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The photo above shows the crowd at the Sept. 18 meeting called by Rob Arkley in Eureka.

It's no secret that as the peak marijuana trimming season arrives the population of Homeless, Houseless and Traveling (HHT) folks increases in Humboldt and neighboring counties. With the increase in that population comes an increase in reports of inappropriate behavior carried out by some of the members of the HHT community. Conversely, reactions by individuals and law enforcement to the perceived problems and increased visibility of the Homeless, Houseless and Traveling population become causes of concern to people within the HHT group. KMUD News has covered several events and incidents related to HHT issues. Recent highlights are found on this page.

Homeless-focused meeting draws hundreds in Eureka: The player below contains audio from a report submitted by KMUD Correspondent Daniel Mintz and aired by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson on the Local News Thurs., Sept 19. This report covers the meeting called by northern Humboldt Businessman Rob Arkley. Hundreds of people attended this meeting, held at the Warfinger Building on Wed., Sept 18, 2013, while a protest gathered outside leading to law enforcement being called and arrests being made. Photos were provided by Daniel Mintz


Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell reported to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors during their Tues., Sept.17 meeting, after touring Garberville's streets and transient camps. The player below contains a report submitted by Daniel Mintz and includes audio from portions of Fennell's report to the board. This piece was aired on KMUD Local News on Wed., Sept. 18, 2013 by KMUD News Director Terri Klmetson.

The report below, submitted and aired by KMUD News Anchor Eileen Russell on Wed. Sept. 18, includes interviews with William, a "traveler" from Brazil camping in the area known as Hippy Hill at the north end of Garberville. William describes his experiences of traveling and camping in southern Humboldt, viewing what he's seen as a spiritual, cultural, and political movement. Also included in the audio, is a report that campers in the Hippy Hill area were told to leave and CAL FIRE began clearing brush at that location.

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