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Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s all systems go for removal of the McKinley statue from the Plaza, with the project’s paperwork ready to go, at least one serious statue suitor in the wings and the City Council poised to spell out details at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6

Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With key meetings about removal of the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza soon to take place, the cities of Arcata and Canton, Ohio are in talks about transfer of the statue to McKinley’s midwestern home town. Canton is home to the McKinley Presidential Museum and

Latest Plaza improvement push shaping up

Serious talk of “fully pedestrianizing” Plaza, with car-free mall to Creamery District Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Plaza Improvement Task Force is well into its quest to improve conditions on the Arcata Plaza. Charged by the City Council to identify, prioritize and make recommendations to the City Council on projects and

City to proceed with statue removal and relocation

City of Arcata ARCATA – On Tuesday, Nov. 6 registered Arcata voters had the opportunity  to vote in favor of, or against the McKinley statue measure, known as Measure M. The majority of Arcata voters (62.16 percent) voted Measure M down. As such, the City  Council’s vote from Feb. 21 still stands, and city staff

Pereira, Watson to stay; McKinley statue will go away

  Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s mayor and vice mayor glided to victory Tuesday night, ensuring them four more years on the City Council. Of the three candidates, Sofia Pereira was the most popular, with 2,548 votes. Brett Watson collected 2,113 votes, while Valerie Rose-Campbell took 1,059 votes. “Thank you to the voters of

Union Q&A: City Council Candidate Valerie Rose Campbell

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Union gave all three Arcata City Council candidates some homework – a long list of questions, viewable here. The following are Arcata City Council candidate Valerie Rose-Campbell’s responses to the Mad River Union’s Council Candidate Questionnaire. The responses have not been edited in any way. Any questions the candidate

Union Q&A: City Council Candidate Brett Watson

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Union gave all three Arcata City Council candidates some homework – a long list of questions, viewable here. The following are Arcata City Council candidate Brett Watson’s responses to the Mad River Union’s Council Candidate Questionnaire. The responses have not been edited in any way. Any questions the candidate

Union Q&A: City Council Candidate Sofia Pereira

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Union gave all three Arcata City Council candidates some homework – a long list of questions, viewable here. The following are Arcata City Council candidate Sofia Pereira’s responses to the Mad River Union’s Council Candidate Questionnaire. The responses have not been edited in any way. Any questions the candidate

Mad River Union Editorial: Vote yes on Measure M to save the McKinley statue, honor history

Arcatans can reaffirm their friendly, small-town values and local history by voting yes on Measure M. Doing so overrides the City Council’s peremptory, anti-democratic ruling of Feb. 21 and keep the statue of President William McKinley where it belongs – at the center of our town square. Not the council’s decision The council’s decision was

McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – As Arcata Police try to find out who defaced the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, supporters and opponents of Measure M continue to infer and at times outright accuse each other of committing the vandalism for political reasons. Meanwhile, those wishing to remove the

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