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Still no report on Lawson police response

Still no report on Lawson police response

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – Despite a a claim by National Police Foundation President Jim Burch at an Arcata City Council meeting in August that a report into the investigation into the killing of David Josiah Lawson would be turned over “within weeks,” that hasn’t happened yet. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer said

Temperance League Fountain to get historical plaque

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council voted last week to form language for a plaque at the Women’s Christian Temperance Union fountain on the Plaza. Following a unanimous vote, in which only City Manager Karen Diemer briefly mentioned the history of the temperance movement, the council formed a subcommittee comprised

Critical reaction to APD’s new Lawson outreach

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Seeking to relaunch the investigation into the killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, Arcata Police Wednesday released hitherto non-public images of individuals who were at the April 15, 2017 party at which he was stabbed to death. The intent is to identify individuals at the

APD seeking Lawson witnesses

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE APD SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP WITH LAWSON INVESTIGATION  The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call and provide information on the murder of David Josiah Lawson.  Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE APD SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP WITH LAWSON INVESTIGATION  The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call and provide information on the murder of David Josiah Lawson.  Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in

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

The State (and someday, the city?) of McKinleyville reviewed

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Incorporation, a town center, a Vista Point park and improved trail patrols were among the topics discussed Jan. 23 during the annual State of McKinleyville meeting. More than 130 people packed Azalea Hall for the event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and featuring a who’s-who of

DA: Lawson investigation needs more time

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – The mother of David Josiah Lawson, who was stabbed to death at an Arcata house party 21 months ago, says that a knife retrieved by investigators has tested positive for both the blood of her son and the alleged killer. “The Department of Justice {has} identified my son’s

Politics pervade City Council meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With a complement of Arcata Police officers standing by in Council Chamber, the City Council processed matters political last week. The police were on hand to ensure that democracy could be conducted, following the shutdown of two successive council meetings and abrogation of press freedom in the

Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council was unable to meet for a second night, its deliberations disrupted by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Unfinished business – including The Village student housing project – will be held over to an Aug.

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