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Another Village housing project revision before the City Council

Another Village housing project revision before the City Council

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In what has become a recurring event, still another revised version of The Village housing project is being submitted to the Arcata City Council for consideration. The newest iteration, incorporating alterations recommended by the council during recent meetings, is to be considered during the Wednesday, April 17

The Butthurt Files: Desperate times, desperate measures

Zoltar Hadron Mad River Union AF ARCATA, April 1  – Fed up with the intensifying trend toward whining for commenters at City Council meetings, the city has posted signs cautioning speakers to put a cork in their butthurt for once why don’tcha? In what has become an unwritten rule for oratory at the council’s meeting,

Calls for DOJ to take over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Citizens took to the mic at the public lectern during last week’s City Council meeting to decry a decision by a Humboldt County Grand Jury not to press charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. After reviewing evidence

McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of William McKinley, a gift to the citizens of Arcata from George Zehndner, is gone from the Arcata Plaza. Where America’s 25th president once towered over the town, a circular planter – also soon to go – encloses foliage and a barren patch of concrete

Mixed, fixed or nixed? City Council to consider two different ‘Village’ housing plans

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Having redesigned The Village housing two times in response to City Council advice, it appears that The Village’s proponents are passing on the opportunity to do so a third time. The City Council is to decide Wednesday, March 6 between two plans for The Village housing project,

Rare consensus on sending McKinley to Canton, Ohio

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The initial Arcata City Council vote to remove Arcata’s statue of William McKinley from the Plaza took place one year ago today. But that decision only ratcheted up the heat surrounding the controversial statue. A subsequent petition drive qualified Measure M for the ballot, giving Arcata voters

Arcata to Canton: The statue’s all yours

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council Wednesday night certified the EIR for the McKinley statue removal project. The council also directed city staff to work with Canton, Ohio to relocate the statue there. Canton was where young William McKinley initially practiced law. The City of Canton has organized a coalition of local

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