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Letters to the Editor: Dysfunction bedevils our streets and dooms our dialogue

Letters to the Editor: Dysfunction bedevils our streets and dooms our dialogue

Arcata’s a hot mess We are visiting Arcata overnight as we tour areas of California. The Hampton Inn suggested we have dinner in the Plaza area. We were shocked to experience the amount of people drinking alcohol, smoking weed in their vans, begging for money, and just loitering. We did not remain in the area.

Letters to the Editor, October 10, 2018

No two ways about it I am writing in response to Michael Winkler’s opinion piece on Arcata’s McKinley Statue. The first thing objectionable about an elected representative sharing their opinion is that they are not voicing the opinions of those they represent. Instead, they are using their elected position to share their own personal opinion.

Letters to the Editor, September 26, 2018

McKinley? Why McKinley? Supporters of Measure M want to keep the statue in place. Recently an Arcata City Councilmember touted McKinley’s civil rights record stating “McKinley actively supported the rights of black Americans at a time when black Americans were being systematically deprived of those rights.” Actively supported? Actual civil rights activists of his time,

Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2018: This land is everyone’s land

Yes on Measure M My name is Lisa (Lytle) Morehouse. Arcata has always been home; it holds my roots. My family moved to Arcata in 1968 and I have lived here 50 years. I grew up poor in a trailer park in town. I bore my children here; my father died here. I have volunteered

Letters, September 5, 2018: With just one respectable choice, earnest dialogue is needed on Measure M(cKinley)

Measure M halts resolutions I had hoped that having a question about the future of Arcata’s McKinley statue on the ballot would result in more dialogue concerning respect, racial animus, inclusion, listening to contrary views, learning Wiyot history, examining the Uniontown settlement story, and a myriad of other challenging and crucial topics. Alas, I haven’t

Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2018

Judging historical figures by modern standards No one is born a bigot. Prejudice is not an inherited trait. But the environment one grows up in can obviously have a huge impact on how one sees people of different faiths, races and ethnicities. It is perhaps instructive to note that William McKinley grew up in a

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