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Whither Arcata’s potato?

Whither Arcata’s potato?

ARCATA PLAZA – Something so far undiscussed in the public debate over the McKinley statue is its presence in the City of Arcata seal. The seal, popularly known as the “potato,” bears an image of the Plaza with a pre-planter statue in its center. Will this be changed to reflect the new, McKinley-free town square, or

Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s all systems go for removal of the McKinley statue from the Plaza, with the project’s paperwork ready to go, at least one serious statue suitor in the wings and the City Council poised to spell out details at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6

Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With key meetings about removal of the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza soon to take place, the cities of Arcata and Canton, Ohio are in talks about transfer of the statue to McKinley’s midwestern home town. Canton is home to the McKinley Presidential Museum and

Union Editorial: A clear decision by the people solves an age-old Arcata problem

However you voted on Measure M, there is reason to rejoice in the decision made by Arcata voters. It was a clear decision, with an overwhelming mandate to act. It wasn’t at all close, so there is no disputing that the voters spoke loud, clear and decisively, ending a long-running controversy that sowed pain and

McKinley Museum a trove of history, science, scholarship

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union CANTON, OHIO – Whichever side you may be on regarding Measure M and the Arcata Plaza’s statue, the McKinley Presidential Museum and Library agrees with you. Like many here in Arcata, the staff there holds America’s 25th president in high regard, and at the same time, doesn’t want Arcata’s

Pereira, Watson to stay; McKinley statue will go away

  Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s mayor and vice mayor glided to victory Tuesday night, ensuring them four more years on the City Council. Of the three candidates, Sofia Pereira was the most popular, with 2,548 votes. Brett Watson collected 2,113 votes, while Valerie Rose-Campbell took 1,059 votes. “Thank you to the voters of

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Civility and more in decline In the last few years, our nation increasingly has drifted away from the civility and ethical foundations that have been distinctive characteristics of our national commitment.   In particular, it seems that our commitment to human rights is declining in the U.S.  The recent example in which the potential economic

Mad River Union Editorial: Vote yes on Measure M to save the McKinley statue, honor history

Arcatans can reaffirm their friendly, small-town values and local history by voting yes on Measure M. Doing so overrides the City Council’s peremptory, anti-democratic ruling of Feb. 21 and keep the statue of President William McKinley where it belongs – at the center of our town square. Not the council’s decision The council’s decision was

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