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Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Safety. Yield. Respect. Over my many years and thousands of miles as an avid user of the Arcata Community Forest and related Sunny Brae Forest I have on occasion experienced what is known as a “trail conflict.”  As memory serves, 100 percent of those trail conflicts have been with me as a pedestrian being encountered

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2019

Why care about zoning? Why care about zoning? Because if you care about how Humboldt County plans for the health of its communities and resource lands, zoning is where the rubber meets the road. Zoning regulates how land is used, specifically locations and densities. The Humboldt County Planning Department’s is now developing new zoning regulations

Letters to the Editor, February 27, 2019

Well, that didn’t happen Mayor Watson and Members of the City Council,  I understand that you will be considering the removal of the McKinley statue at this evening’s City Council meeting.  As I recall, the proponents of removal offered to pay for the cost of removal as part of their arguments in support.  I strongly

VFP 56 to Trump: Hands off Venezuela

  PLAZA PROTEST Members of Veterans For Peace Humboldt Bay Chapter 56 protested U.S. government meddling in Venezuela during Saturday’s Farmers Market on the Plaza. According to the national VFP website, the organization’s Statement of Purpose promises to “restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations,” and calls

Nordic Aquafarms: Humboldt can play a key role in a global growth industry

Last week Nordic Aquafarms made the decision to pursue final due diligence for a land-based fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt by signing a lease-option agreement with the Harbor District in Humboldt. If our due diligence and permitting goes as we hope, this project will bring major investments, good paying jobs, tax revenue,

Letters to the Editor, February 20, 2019

Charter schools are public schools, by law I am writing to you in response to Daniel Mintz’s Feb. 16 article “School Choice Week Gets Poor Grade.” The article in the Union brought to light some misunderstandings of the differences between private schools and charter public schools that need clarification.  Charter schools are not private schools.

Rambling Jack: Mack Town takes the reins

Something positive and important is happening in McKinleyville. It’s been visible at recent governmental meetings, where residents are showing up in larger numbers. They’re engaged. They’re informed. They’re asking for a greater say in how McKinleyville solves its problems and shapes its future. Take, for example, the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6, 2019

KHSU lockout a major unsolved mystery “Arcata is not safe for the public after 10 p.m.” This is not an attribution that can be substantiated; yet, this is the message delivered by the administration of Humboldt State (HSU).  What? The reason given for the lockout of the studio of our community radio station (after 10