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McKinley statue removal video: Liftoff

McKinley statue removal video: Liftoff

Mad River Union ARCATA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 – In this video, Arcata’s statue of William McKinley is lifted from its base and placed on the ground for removal of a piece of its pedestal and transport to storage. More information here. Subscribe to the Mad River Union here.  

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

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