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Letters to the Editor, October 28, 2020

Letters to the Editor, October 28, 2020

Winkler saved Arcata I was surprised to see Kevin Hoover dredging up our statue removal of several years ago in order to attack Michael Winkler (Mad River Union, Oct. 21).  As I explained in my Dec. 25, 2019 letter to the Union which Hoover published but obviously didn’t read, Arcata narrowly escaped a potentially ruinous

McKinley’s ‘junk’ mail offers TMI revelations, fires up conspiracy theory

Gorgo Lutefisk Mad River Union AF ARCATA/CANTON, April 1 – A trove of letters and artifacts from the late 1860s is lending fresh creedence to the theories of “McKinley Truthers.” The shocking discoveries paint the 25th president as ahead of his time in some unfortunate respects, and support what the McTruthers call “the Leon Czolgosz

Measure M adversaries reflect, own their mistakes and excesses

Ned Schneebly Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Mea Culpas billowed like diesel fumes from a crane lifting a statue last week as the shared, lived history of the McKinley statue removal was reviewed by those involved in the decision. “We should have let the voters decide in the first place,” agreed members of

McKinley statue arrives in Ohio as final removal costs are detailed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s statue of President William McKinley is now Canton, Ohio’s statue of President William McKinley. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer reports that the statue arrived in that midwestern town on Monday, March 18 following its shipment from Arcata the previous Friday.  Diemer also offered a final tally

McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of William McKinley, a gift to the citizens of Arcata from George Zehndner, is gone from the Arcata Plaza. Where America’s 25th president once towered over the town, a circular planter – also soon to go – encloses foliage and a barren patch of concrete

McKMAC goes into detail on housing

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Building mother-in-law units, tiny house villages and creating more affordable housing were among the topics discussed Feb. 27 by the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). The committee and more than 30 residents gathered at Azalea Hall to hear a presentation on the update of the Humboldt County Housing