Tag Archives: Measure M(cKinley)

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

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

City to proceed with statue removal and relocation

City of Arcata ARCATA – On Tuesday, Nov. 6 registered Arcata voters had the opportunity  to vote in favor of, or against the McKinley statue measure, known as Measure M. The majority of Arcata voters (62.16 percent) voted Measure M down. As such, the City  Council’s vote from Feb. 21 still stands, and city staff

Mad River Union Editorial: Vote no on Measure M – bring peace, justice to the Plaza

To understand why the statue of President William McKinley on the Arcata Plaza is problematic, we need to confront some unpleasant truths about our nation’s past and present. Namely, the white supremacy which scarred our past and haunts us to the present day, distorting our society. The European people who colonized America had a blithe

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

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.

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

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