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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 13, 2018

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 13, 2018

No on Measure M, really It might be helpful to respond to TorgToon’s piece regarding accuracy of information or how much common ground we who want something else in the center of our Plaza vs those who want the McKinley statue to stay there forever. So here’s a few responses I’d like to make of

Sofia Pereira & Mike Wilson: Bold and immediate action is needed to phase out fossil fuels

As California prepares to host the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from September 12 to 14, we are urging Governor Brown to stand with us and more than 200 local elected officials across the state who are fighting to phase out fossil fuel production in California. @caelectedofficials.org Communities in Humboldt County and the

Blue Lake Notes: So much to do in burgeoning Blue Lake

Living in a small town often means embracing what can be a slower paced life. I bike to work three times a week. I enjoy chatting with community members – members of my Blue Lake family – at the Post Office or at Coffee Club. I look forward to the monthly Grange breakfast and can’t

Trinidad Tidings: Mystery, music and marine life

Cal Fire, Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department, Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department and several out of area fire departments responded to an emergency fire on a bluff off Scenic Drive in the middle of the night on Sept. 5. The professionals and volunteers worked for several hours to douse the fast-spreading fire up the bluff about a

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

Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2018

Judging historical figures by modern standards No one is born a bigot. Prejudice is not an inherited trait. But the environment one grows up in can obviously have a huge impact on how one sees people of different faiths, races and ethnicities. It is perhaps instructive to note that William McKinley grew up in a

Blue Lake Notes: Slow down in the peaceable hamlet

It’s that time of year again – school is now in session, and that means long pants, sweaters and cooler weather. I want to remind everyone to be extra vigilant now that school is in session as you drive through town. The truck route goes right through our little town, and right next to the

Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2018

Trinidad must address housing Trinidad public officials, Trinidad residents are looking forward to the General Plan updates and specifically how housing will be addressed for our community. Fort Bragg Calif. (see article link below) is moving forward in positive directions to protect housing stock for residents. Trinidad has not addressed housing stock, or our lack

Union Editorial: Local and national challenges to press freedom won’t stop us – will you?

In the  last few weeks, we’ve experienced the president of the United States declaring our country’s news media “the enemy of the people.” In keeping with his view of press freedom, a state university administrator threatened lawsuits against local journalists over news coverage of an issue of deep interest to the community. Then, political zealots

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