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McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.” “Current state law prohibits smoking within 25 feet

Putting grody old butts in buckets in Arcata

Maureen McGarry Special to the Union ARCATA – A disheveled crew of cigarette smokers and dogs were hanging out in front of Don’s Donuts in Arcata and the adjacent empty storefront on a Tuesday morning in August. “Hey, man. You just get into town?” asked one young man between puffs. “Yeah, I’m lookin’ for work,”