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Pro and con arguments filed for Measure M, the McKinley statue ballot measure

Pro and con arguments filed for Measure M, the McKinley statue ballot measure

Mad River Union ARCATA – Arguments for and against Measure M, the Nov. 6 ballot measure which will decide the fate of the state of William McKinley on the Arcata Plaza, have been filed. The City Council voted Feb. 21 to remove the statue based on objections by the Wiyot Tribe and others to the

Wes Cole case concludes with probation, animal ban

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The long-running animal cruelty case involving Charles Wesley Cole is over – for now, and as long as he behaves. According to a press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Cole, 59, of Arcata pled guilty to a charge of vandalizing the Arcata Co-op  on

County may fund effort to combat sex trafficking

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A proposal to fund research and education on sex trafficking will be part of the Board of Supervisors’ upcoming budget deliberations. The increasingly talked-about issue of human trafficking was discussed at the June 5 Board of Supervisors meeting as a draft of the budget for the fiscal year

ABC mural coming into view at Samoa Boulevard and US 101

MAJOR MURAL A “Marvelous Mural of Marbled Murrelets,” a named coined by City Councilmember Susan Ornelas, who came up with the idea in 2016, is coming into being at the Arcata Bay Crossing (ABC) building at Samoa Boulevard and U.S, Highway 101. The 256-foot long, 27 foot tall, 7,000 sq. ft. mural offers an aerial

Arcata teacher heads to Washington for C-SPAN’s 2018 Educators’ Conference

C-Span Press Release C-SPAN invites 58 middle and high school teachers to their headquarters for a professional development program  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arcata High School teacher Adam Pinkerton will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN’s educational resources. Pinkerton, a social studies teacher, is one of 30 educators from across

‘The Village’ project still alive, pending new conditions

KevinL. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An initially divided City Council found common ground on some transformative conditions for The Village student housing project Wednesday night, keeping the proposed development alive until at least Aug. 15, when it could be further considered. But that depends on whether the developer thinks he can afford them.

‘Raise a Glass to Raise the Roof’ at Bayside Community Hall

Bayside Community Hall press release Bayside Hall Launches Renovation Fund Drive On Saturday, July 14, volunteers, board members, and a steady stream of “yard salers” showed up for the Bayside Community Hall parking lot sale. Co-chairs for the Hall’s 2018 Fund Drive, Hall Board of Directors President Maggie Gainer, longtime volunteer and supporter Bill Thompson and Third

Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

As a student housing advocate, and a student who experienced homelessness with her year-and-a-half-old child, veteran boyfriend and two well-behaved dogs for 16 weeks, not because we had no money or did not plan as many like to think. It has taken me almost a year of fighting against The Village project, to fully accepting

McKinley statue will stand or fall Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata will hold a presidential election of sorts on Nov. 6. That’s when the fate of the statue of President William McKinley will be decided by the voters of Arcata. A four-person City Council (with Mayor Sofia Pereira absent) voted Wednesday night to adopt Resolution No. 189-05 and

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