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

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

McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – As Arcata Police try to find out who defaced the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, supporters and opponents of Measure M continue to infer and at times outright accuse each other of committing the vandalism for political reasons. Meanwhile, those wishing to remove the

Politics pervade City Council meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With a complement of Arcata Police officers standing by in Council Chamber, the City Council processed matters political last week. The police were on hand to ensure that democracy could be conducted, following the shutdown of two successive council meetings and abrogation of press freedom in the

Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2018

Judging historical figures by modern standards No one is born a bigot. Prejudice is not an inherited trait. But the environment one grows up in can obviously have a huge impact on how one sees people of different faiths, races and ethnicities. It is perhaps instructive to note that William McKinley grew up in a

ACRH forges ahead with new charter and mission

Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing press release ACRH and its members are very happy with the outcome of the Council’s two protest abstention votes which denied AMCAL’s Village project. We are thankful to the city staff and council for the time they took to consider input from ACRH, Arcata citizens, professionals, academics, Humboldt State University

No means no on The Village, or maybe it means ‘nuclear’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mayor Sofia Pereira states that after looking into it, this morning’s 2-0-2 vote on The Village student housing project does indeed constitute denial of the project. “In short: we needed three votes in the affirmative for the project to move forward based on the contents of the

Updated with context: ACRH addresses members and friends on The Village’s apparent denial

Mad River Union Note/update: ACRH member Maureen Jules now states that the following wasn’t intended as a public statement on behalf of the group, but a message to members and friends. – Ed. ARCATA – As Mayor Sofia Pereira seeks clarity on whether Wednesday morning’s 2-0-2 vote by the Arcata City Council indeed constitutes denial

The Village demolished by City Council on 2-0-2 vote

Note: Union readers are pointing out a legal opinion from the League of California Cities that seems to indicate that the 2-0-2 vote means that the Village was approved. See below. – Ed.  Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The proposed “The Village” 602-student housing project met its end at Wednesday morning’s City Council

Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council was unable to meet for a second night, its deliberations disrupted by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Unfinished business – including The Village student housing project – will be held over to an Aug.

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