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North Coast People’s Alliance opposes Measure M(cKinley)

NCPA Opposes Measure M  For Immediate Release The North Coast People’s Alliance is urging a “NO” vote on Measure M, the Arcata ballot initiative that would force the city to keep the McKinley statue in place. “Too many people find this statue a painful reminder of brutal episodes in American history,” said Mike Hetticher, NCPA’s

McKinley EIR ready after election, statue supporters cite fantastic figures

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Rebuttals to the arguments have been received for and against Measure M, the ballot measure which would reverse the City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Arcata Plaza. At last week’s City Council meeting, Community Development Director David Loya said

Letters to the Editor, August 1, 2018

Citation needed for Arcata Plaza claim At an unfortunate time in our history when the salience of facts and expertise are too often ignored in the making of public policy, it  is to be hoped that the vote on the McKinley statue will be based on the soundness of evidence not the volume of ones

McKinley statue will stand or fall Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata will hold a presidential election of sorts on Nov. 6. That’s when the fate of the statue of President William McKinley will be decided by the voters of Arcata. A four-person City Council (with Mayor Sofia Pereira absent) voted Wednesday night to adopt Resolution No. 189-05 and

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

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