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City to proceed with statue removal and relocation

City to proceed with statue removal and relocation

City of Arcata ARCATA – On Tuesday, Nov. 6 registered Arcata voters had the opportunity  to vote in favor of, or against the McKinley statue measure, known as Measure M. The majority of Arcata voters (62.16 percent) voted Measure M down. As such, the City  Council’s vote from Feb. 21 still stands, and city staff

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

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

Letters, September 5, 2018: With just one respectable choice, earnest dialogue is needed on Measure M(cKinley)

Measure M halts resolutions I had hoped that having a question about the future of Arcata’s McKinley statue on the ballot would result in more dialogue concerning respect, racial animus, inclusion, listening to contrary views, learning Wiyot history, examining the Uniontown settlement story, and a myriad of other challenging and crucial topics. Alas, I haven’t

Rambling Jack: Coming to grips with William McKinley

Readers may have noticed some contradictions on these opinion pages over the last two issues. In the Oct. 17 edition, we ran an editorial in favor of keeping the statue of William McKinley and urged voters to support Measure M. The next week, Oct. 24, our editorial called for the removal of the statue, and

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