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A deeper look into high school labor dispute

A deeper look into high school labor dispute

Michael H. Pazeian Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – Last week, students walked out of class in support of their teachers and their labor dispute with the Northern Humboldt Union High School District.  I wanted to see and hear from all involved. My main conclusion is there are a lot of truly caring people involved in

Morning update on power shutoff

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Morning Update County of Humboldt – The Home of the Redwoods Seal In the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) activated its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols, which resulted in shutting off power to parts of Humboldt County. PG&E is reporting that around 60,000 customers

Citizens help plan for Arcata’s housing future

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union  ARCATA COMMUNITY CENTER – In an attempt to guide the development of its future housing inventory, the city’s Community Development Department last week invited citizens to weigh in on the matter.  Arcata’s housing profile isn’t ideal, and even optimistic projections indicate a continuing shortage.  With housing-themed music (“Our House” by

PG&E to turn off power sometime after midnight due to high winds

Updated at 7:43 p.m. with press release from County of Humboldt: PG&E to shut down power to Humboldt County Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) that Humboldt County will lose power at midnight tonight due to de-energization of two transmission lines originating in Shasta

Plaza Task Force sifts options, and there are a lot of them

Dajonea Robinson Mad River Union  ARCATA – It’s time to refine, consolidate, and prioritize what’s best for the Arcata Plaza. The Plaza Improvement Task Force (PITF) is refining their recommendations to bring a concise list to the public and City Council during a study session in November. Julie Neander is the Task Force’s city staff

The HUM: Fall colors

It’s early October, the time of year where leaves turn fall colors and you can find Halloween costumes on the same aisle as early Xmas decorations in holiday-conscious stores. Since we’re in Humboldt County, the first weekend of this month means at least a couple of things.  First, it’s time for Pastels on the Plaza.