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Blue Lake Notes: Slow down in the peaceable hamlet

It’s that time of year again – school is now in session, and that means long pants, sweaters and cooler weather. I want to remind everyone to be extra vigilant now that school is in session as you drive through town. The truck route goes right through our little town, and right next to the

Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2018

Trinidad must address housing Trinidad public officials, Trinidad residents are looking forward to the General Plan updates and specifically how housing will be addressed for our community. Fort Bragg Calif. (see article link below) is moving forward in positive directions to protect housing stock for residents. Trinidad has not addressed housing stock, or our lack

Union Editorial: Local and national challenges to press freedom won’t stop us – will you?

In the  last few weeks, we’ve experienced the president of the United States declaring our country’s news media “the enemy of the people.” In keeping with his view of press freedom, a state university administrator threatened lawsuits against local journalists over news coverage of an issue of deep interest to the community. Then, political zealots

Sophia D. Bogner: America’s already great – let’s use our ideals to make it greater

The slogan under our current president is “Make America Great Again” but having recently visited a “developing nation” aka Third World country, for a month I have a revitalized appreciation for the country I call home. Though we are not perfect and still have much to learn and strive towards. Comparable to most other nations,

North Coast People’s Alliance opposes Measure M(cKinley)

NCPA Opposes Measure M  For Immediate Release The North Coast People’s Alliance is urging a “NO” vote on Measure M, the Arcata ballot initiative that would force the city to keep the McKinley statue in place. “Too many people find this statue a painful reminder of brutal episodes in American history,” said Mike Hetticher, NCPA’s

Letters to the Editor, August 1, 2018

Citation needed for Arcata Plaza claim At an unfortunate time in our history when the salience of facts and expertise are too often ignored in the making of public policy, it  is to be hoped that the vote on the McKinley statue will be based on the soundness of evidence not the volume of ones

Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2018

Humboldt State: unethical usurpers The Village project in Arcata will not solve HSU’s problems.  Mr. Richmond’s letter suggesting that it is Arcata’s moral and ethical responsibility to pass the project is in direct conflict with the unethical way HSU has secretly tried to usurp valuable property right out from under Arcata’s own needs. The alternative

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