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Pereira, Watson to stay; McKinley statue will go away

Pereira, Watson to stay; McKinley statue will go away

  Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s mayor and vice mayor glided to victory Tuesday night, ensuring them four more years on the City Council. Of the three candidates, Sofia Pereira was the most popular, with 2,548 votes. Brett Watson collected 2,113 votes, while Valerie Rose-Campbell took 1,059 votes. “Thank you to the voters of

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Civility and more in decline In the last few years, our nation increasingly has drifted away from the civility and ethical foundations that have been distinctive characteristics of our national commitment.   In particular, it seems that our commitment to human rights is declining in the U.S.  The recent example in which the potential economic

Union Q&A: City Council Candidate Brett Watson

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Union gave all three Arcata City Council candidates some homework – a long list of questions, viewable here. The following are Arcata City Council candidate Brett Watson’s responses to the Mad River Union’s Council Candidate Questionnaire. The responses have not been edited in any way. Any questions the candidate

There are three Arcata City Council candidates for 2018

Mad River Union ARCATA – Of the seven individuals who took out nomination papers for Arcata City Council, four turned them in and three qualified to run. This afternoon, City Clerk Bridget Dory reported that the Humboldt County Office of Elections had found that just 17 of the 23 signatures on aspiring candidate Ryan Dale’s

Four Arcata City Council aspirants turn in candidacy paperwork

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters will have at least three choices, and maybe four, for the two open seats on their City Council this November. Incumbents Mayor Sofia Pereira and Brett Watson are defending their seats, with their nomination petitions found sufficient this week. Just 20 valid signatures of registered

Arcata council incumbents, aspirants getting serious

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union Note: This story includes material previously published online. – Ed. ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Monday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken

Streets and mixers aswarm with Arcata City Council candidates

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Friday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken out nomination papers, though just incumbent Brett Watson has turned

Objectionably-named wi-fi source at Jacoby’s Storehouse was hiding in plain sight all along

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union PLAZA – It turns out the venerable Jacoby Building has more than one racially objectionable feature – one that disgusts building patrons and employees alike, but has stubbornly resisted elimination. Until last Saturday night. The other thoroughly unwanted Storehouse feature has only been apparent to those who might glance

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

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