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

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

Will Mack Town ditch McKinley & change name?

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – While Arcata has spent a good part of the year quarreling over the legacy of President William McKinley and his bronze statue on the Plaza, McKinleyville has been mostly mum regarding its namesake. But at a May 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC), resident Linda

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

Scoping session May 17 on McKinley removal

City of Arcata ARCATA – A public scoping meeting regarding the removal of the McKinley statue will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. The current scope of the removal project determined by the Arcata City Council vote on Feb. 21, is to remove and store the statue and amend the City’s General

Pro-statue petitioners: We’re open to adding a plaque

Note: Those circulating a petition  to put the McKinley statue issue to a vote last week announced that they have more than the 961 signatures required to place the matter on the November ballot, but that they are continuing to gather more. On Saturday, petition backer Stanton Reynolds issued this press release endorsing the idea of

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

McKinley Museum: leave us alone, we don’t want your statue

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – You may want to sit down for this: someone is wrong on the Internet. Yes, despite what you may have read on the popular online social media service known as “Facebook,” the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, has not offered to take Arcata’s

Fhyre Phoenix: Why we should remove the statue and how we’ll pay for it

12 Reasons to Remove the Statue of McKinley from the Arcata Plaza  1.    The Arcata Plaza is the site where Native people were sold into slavery by White men. Therefore, this site should not be used to honor a White man, whoever he may be, but rather to honor the people who suffered there. 2. The

Pro-McKinley statue petitioners halfway to goal

Mad River Union ARCATA – Those backing the petition drive to overturn the Arcata City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza report having gathered approximately 600 signatures of registered Arcata voters over the last six days. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, the

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