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Sophia D. Bogner: America’s already great – let’s use our ideals to make it greater

The slogan under our current president is “Make America Great Again” but having recently visited a “developing nation” aka Third World country, for a month I have a revitalized appreciation for the country I call home. Though we are not perfect and still have much to learn and strive towards. Comparable to most other nations,

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

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

Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2018

Humboldt State: unethical usurpers The Village project in Arcata will not solve HSU’s problems.  Mr. Richmond’s letter suggesting that it is Arcata’s moral and ethical responsibility to pass the project is in direct conflict with the unethical way HSU has secretly tried to usurp valuable property right out from under Arcata’s own needs. The alternative

Letters to the Editor, July 18, 2018

That new mural and neglected Valley West You may have noticed that the Mural Project is underway near the Samoa Boulevard freeway onramp in Arcata. This project, approved in 2016, was in response to complaints regarding the “ugly” yellow building visible from the U.S. Highway 101 southbound onramp. Arcata City Councilmember Susan Ornelas spearheaded the

Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

As a student housing advocate, and a student who experienced homelessness with her year-and-a-half-old child, veteran boyfriend and two well-behaved dogs for 16 weeks, not because we had no money or did not plan as many like to think. It has taken me almost a year of fighting against The Village project, to fully accepting

Is Blue Lake sunny? Here’s how to find out

The summer months are moving by fast, and July is half way gone! You may have remembered me announcing earlier that July is Parks and Recreation Month, and we still have a lot of activities to choose from here in the City of Blue Lake. Not sure if it’s sunny in Blue Lake? Check out

Letters to the Editor, July 11, 2018

Preserve KHSU  I write in regard to your recent article, plus another informative one (acrnewsfeed.blogspot.com/2018/06/khsu-postpones-pledge-drive-because-of.html), and MRU published letters on the firing of KHSU’s beloved Katie Whiteside, by KHSU General Manager Peter Fretwell (PF) who has been at the station just 15 months. PF is a former conservative talk show host and comes from a

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