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Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2018

Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2018

Speed hump all roads On September 5th I emailed the following letter to Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer and Arcata City Engineer Doby Class. I was seeking responses not just to the letter, but, in particular, to increasingly dangerous traffic conditions in Arcata. I have yet to hear from either Diemer or Class. The City

Michael Winkler: The McKinley statue is a needed reminder of moral failure and success

I want to explain why I as a member of the Arcata City Council have consistently supported the right of Arcata citizens to directly vote on the McKinley statue and why I support Measure M to keep our statue on the Arcata Plaza. The McKinley statue and President McKinley himself are in many ways the direct

Letters to the Editor, September 26, 2018

McKinley? Why McKinley? Supporters of Measure M want to keep the statue in place. Recently an Arcata City Councilmember touted McKinley’s civil rights record stating “McKinley actively supported the rights of black Americans at a time when black Americans were being systematically deprived of those rights.” Actively supported? Actual civil rights activists of his time,

Trinidad Tidings: Beauty, art and advocacy

The Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning (H.A.R.P.), a citizens group interested in fostering citizen involvement in communities countywide on proposed land developments, invites the community to a public information meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall. The principal topic of discussion will be the Cher-ae Heights Indian Community

Eric Kirk: Affirm and protect your community by voting yes on Measure K

This November, Humboldt County voters will have the opportunity to pass Measure K, which will remove any active involvement by county authorities in federal immigration enforcement.  Sanctuary is a much misunderstood and misrepresented concept. It does not interfere with immigration enforcement. It simply prohibits the dedication of local resources to unfunded mandates which serve only

Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2018: This land is everyone’s land

Yes on Measure M My name is Lisa (Lytle) Morehouse. Arcata has always been home; it holds my roots. My family moved to Arcata in 1968 and I have lived here 50 years. I grew up poor in a trailer park in town. I bore my children here; my father died here. I have volunteered

Sofia Pereira & Mike Wilson: Bold and immediate action is needed to phase out fossil fuels

As California prepares to host the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from September 12 to 14, we are urging Governor Brown to stand with us and more than 200 local elected officials across the state who are fighting to phase out fossil fuel production in California. @caelectedofficials.org Communities in Humboldt County and the

Blue Lake Notes: So much to do in burgeoning Blue Lake

Living in a small town often means embracing what can be a slower paced life. I bike to work three times a week. I enjoy chatting with community members – members of my Blue Lake family – at the Post Office or at Coffee Club. I look forward to the monthly Grange breakfast and can’t

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