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‘Village’ morphs, opposition adapts

‘Village’ morphs, opposition adapts

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA –The City Council last week took up the matter of The Village student housing project. The project introduced to the council was heavily revised from the proposal the Planning Commission had not approved. Along with physical changes to the buildings and layout, the operational paradigm shifted as well,

Statue petition approved, voters to decide McKinley’s fate on Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters are going to decide the fate of the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, not the City Council, now that the Humboldt County Office of Elections has completed verification of signatures on pro-statue petitions. The City of Arcata was notified today that the petition

HSU now partnering with AMCAL on revised ‘The Village’ student housing project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In a 180 degree reversal of the public position it has taken for months, Humboldt State University is announcing a “partnership” with the developers of The Village student housing project. The partnership is announced in a letter from HSU President Lisa Rossbacher dated June 6, which is to

Save-the-statue petitions filed with county

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Organizers of the petition drive to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza have completed their signature gathering in time for the Monday, May 21 deadline to turn them in. The initiative seeks to place a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if

Pro-statue petitioners claim 1000 signatures – enough to qualify ballot measure – but will keep gathering more

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Those wishing to override the Arcata City Council’s historic Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley now have three more weeks to gather their signatures. The petitioners reported last Friday that they were halfway to their goal of obtaining 1,200 signatures to ensure

Petitioning to keep McKinley statue underway – with a new twist

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Chances are good that as you go about your business in Arcata over the next few weeks – or even if you’re sitting at home – you’ll happen upon someone asking you to sign a petition to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza.

Plans to move and keep the McKinley statue proceed concurrently

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of president William McKinley towered once again over the American Legion Post 274/Boy Scout Troop 9 Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday morning, possibly for the last time. But not certainly, despite the City Council’s historic decision to take out the 112-year-old Plaza fixture. Petition to keep

No more vaping on stilts during tsunami drills

  Ogilvie Humdiddle Mad River Union ARCATA, APRIL 1 – The City Council held a marathon special meeting last Wednesday night to settle once and for all its conroversial proposal to outlaw vaping on stilts during a tsunami drill. The Arcata Community Center was filled to near-capacity as citizens braved a rainy night to have

UPDATED: Petition to keep McKinley statue submitted for ballot placement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A petition which would overturn the City Council’s decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley from the Plaza has been submitted to the City of Arcata. It is being processed by Arcata’s city attorney, who has 15 calendar days to create a title and summary

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