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Letters to the Editor, October 24, 2018

Letters to the Editor, October 24, 2018

Much-maligned, likeable Bill I like Bill. Bill McKinley, that is, the guy who’s been hanging out in the Arcata Plaza since 1906. People who want him removed try to associate him with various crimes to which he is not connected. He should be removed, they tell us, because in the 1860s indigenous people were being

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.

Letters to the Editor, October 10, 2018

No two ways about it I am writing in response to Michael Winkler’s opinion piece on Arcata’s McKinley Statue. The first thing objectionable about an elected representative sharing their opinion is that they are not voicing the opinions of those they represent. Instead, they are using their elected position to share their own personal opinion.

Emely Velez, Eric V. Kirk, Renee Saucedo: Overblown cost claims unfairly undermine Measure K

This November, voters in Humboldt County will have the opportunity to vote for Measure K, the Sanctuary Initiative. This simple proposal will assure that local resources are dedicated to local law enforcement rather than national scapegoating political agendas. Community members gathered thousands of signatures from our neighbors to put the Sanctuary Initiative on the ballot

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