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Nanette Kelley: CARES Act, NAGPRA may correct a grotesque historical injustice

Nanette Kelley: CARES Act, NAGPRA may correct a grotesque historical injustice

Federal aid through the CARES Act may have turned the tables in favor of repatriation of cultural items from previously private collections to not only local tribes but tribes throughout the U.S.

Kim Puckett: The case against the Arcata Land Company cannabis project

Note: Area residents and others concerned about the proposed 23-acre Arcata Land Company cannabis grow and processing facility have organized in opposition. Below is one of the letters submitted to the Humboldt County Planning Commission in anticipation of its first hearing on the matter, Thursday, March 18. – Ed.  Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021 To:


Letters to the Editor, March 10, 2021

Annexation without representation I have lived at 1983 Foster Avenue in Arcata since 1990, a property under the jurisdiction of the County of Humboldt.  I was informed by a neighbor on January 30, 2021, that my home and property and three neighboring parcels were annexed by LAFCo from the county to the City of Arcata’s

Greg King: It’s time to free Arcata from automobile dominance – here’s how

Recently the Union printed the surprising revelation that the City of Arcata’s Community Development Department on Dec. 17, 2020 hosted a “Community Vision Listening Session” in preparation for a General Plan Update. The revelation was surprising because I had seen no public outreach from the city on the General Plan Update, nor anything about the

Alexandra Riggs: Adversity challenges truth-seeking young journalists. Still, they persist

There’s just one laptop for the 12 of us running the 2016 version of Adobe. We have no printer, no cameras, budget or classroom. Hell, we don’t even have a full-time adviser. But we persevere in making Northcoast Preparatory Academy’s (NPA) Heron Herald, a student-run and written newspaper, because it’s more important to us than

Letters to the Editor, February 24, 2021

Town Center alternatives needed Humboldt County planners and the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (MMAC) are currently engaged in a Town Center Masterplan for the community of McKinleyville. Proposed commercial/residential development on a private parcel behind Safeway will permanently impact approximately three acres of seasonal wetlands and an undisclosed and unmitigated take of approximately 10-acres of forested


Letters to the Editor, February 17, 2021

Non-extremist Christians still alive, well and around As a Presbyterian minister in McKinleyville, I feel compelled to respond to Gail Ledbetter’s “Christians gone awry” piece in last week’s Union. As with Jan Phelps’ letter concerning religious hypocrisy, it might surprise Ms. Ledbetter that I agree with almost everything she and Ms. Phelps said, except for

Letter: When your farm is folded into Arcata without asking, or being asked

If you received this black and white picture in the mail on New Year’s Eve and you lived in the lower right quarter of the map, would you understand your home was being involuntarily annexed in three weeks? Maybe not if you had confidence in the Arcata City Council process of public hearings about massive