Tag Archives: Election 2016

Measure F – Arcata’s 3 percent, $900K quality of life difference

Measure F – Arcata’s 3 percent, $900K quality of life difference

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For 23 years, Arcatans have been paying just a pinch more on their utilities to give the city an added dash of quality. Measure F, the Utility Users Tax is on next Tuesday’s ballot once again. It adds three cents tax to every dollar you pay for

Council hopefuls explain positions

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Four of the five candidates for the three open seats on the Arcata City Council participated in a debate sponsored by the Mad River Union, Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM radio last week at Arcata City Hall. Incumbent Councilmembers Michael Winkler, Susan Ornelas and Paul Pitino, plus

Listen to last night’s Arcata City Council debate

Mad River Union Candidates for three open seats on the Arcata City Council faced off last night during a debate and answered questions about affordable housing, homelessness, problems on the Arcata Plaza, the Medical Marijuana Industrial Zone and more. Participating in the one-hour debate were incumbent candidates Susan Ornelas, Paul Pitino, Michael Winkler and challenger

Pot Prop 64 comes with new taxes

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – If voters approve the legalization of recreational marijuana and hemp on Nov. 8, they will assume the burden of two state taxes, plus new local duties. Proposition 64 mandates cultivation levies of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves. A 15 percent excise tax

Pot, drugs, ammo on state ballot

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Legalization of marijuana and hemp, drug price standards and tougher ammunition controls are among the 17 ballot initiatives California voters will decide in the Nov. 8 general election. Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act), would legalize possession of

Dueling measures on death penalty

Paul Mann Mad River Union  HUMBOLDT – November’s general election will enable voters to choose between outright repeal of the state’s death penalty or new procedures designed to streamline the appeals process. Proposition 62 would replace the death penalty with life imprisonment and no parole. It would increase up to 60 percent the portion of

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