It’s that time of year again!

It’s May, which in Humboldt County means it’s time for another groundbreaking investigation by students in Public Affairs reporting at Humboldt State University. This year’s project will appear on the pages of the North Coast Journal, as it has for the past six years. It is due to hit newsstands everywhere in Humboldt County tomorrow. While we all wait to see what this year’s class, led by Marcy Burstiner, comes up with, it’s a good time to take a look at what students did last year.

This story, which was broken up into a main bar and a sidebar, started out with a single search warrant. From there we produced a spreadsheet of information, which looked like this:

Then we used the data to create a map that highlighted certain aspects of the data, such as where marijuana grows were being busted up and how many search warrants were served where.

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