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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

Sloppy Zehndner paper fails to support its narrative

These interns rely on “guilt by association” throughout their paper, and draw an unsupported conclusion that Mr. Zehndner’s “history reflects him to be an opportunist who took advantage of the Indian indenture system in California.” According to the article, the most damning information about Mr. Zehndner seems to be that a 7-year-old girl named “Lucy”

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

City of Arcata intern research on George Zehndner, commissioner of the McKinley statue

George Zehndner and Local Genocide in Humboldt County   By Steven Munoz and Paul Hilton Humboldt State University research interns with The City of Arcata George Zehndner, an early settler of Arcata, commissioned the statue of the late President McKinley for the City of Arcata.  What do we know about Zehndner?  George Zehndner was born

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

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