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Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Civility and more in decline In the last few years, our nation increasingly has drifted away from the civility and ethical foundations that have been distinctive characteristics of our national commitment.   In particular, it seems that our commitment to human rights is declining in the U.S.  The recent example in which the potential economic

Mad River Union Editorial: Knowledge still matters on the McK CSD

Before asking residents to vote for them to serve on the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, candidates have a responsibility to do their homework. They need to attend numerous meetings, read the monthly board packets and become familiar with the district’s mission and what it actually does in the community. Of the four

Mad River Union Editorial: Vote no on Measure M – bring peace, justice to the Plaza

To understand why the statue of President William McKinley on the Arcata Plaza is problematic, we need to confront some unpleasant truths about our nation’s past and present. Namely, the white supremacy which scarred our past and haunts us to the present day, distorting our society. The European people who colonized America had a blithe

Mad River Union Editorial: Vote yes on Measure M to save the McKinley statue, honor history

Arcatans can reaffirm their friendly, small-town values and local history by voting yes on Measure M. Doing so overrides the City Council’s peremptory, anti-democratic ruling of Feb. 21 and keep the statue of President William McKinley where it belongs – at the center of our town square. Not the council’s decision The council’s decision was

Blue Lake Notes: Ready for the Big One?

October is Disaster Preparedness Month. Are you ready? There are so many things that we don’t think about when it comes to disaster preparedness, but there is no time like the present to begin getting prepared. Do you have a disaster plan? Do you have supplies in case you are without power or water for

Trinidad Tidings: Council gets down to business in the seaside village

Trinidad Civic Club Co-Presidents Dana Hope and Jan West, Penne O’Gara and Gary Stillman led the CASA Kid Walk, “A Walk to Change Lives,” as a top fund raising team for the court appointed child advocate organization which trains individuals to mentor children in the court system. There were 31 Kid Walk teams last weekend.

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