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Plaza reform ideas aired, more to come

Plaza reform ideas aired, more to come

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Their backs turned to an uncaring sea of empty seats in Council Chamber at City Hall, members of Arcata’s Parks and Rec Committee worked through issues at their Dec. 13 meeting. Noting the upcoming Plaza-specific City Council meetings – one on Jan. 8 about downtown conditions, and

Will his feet of clay make McKinley go away?

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whether the recent rise in opposition to the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza is another periodic surge limited to activists or holds wide appeal throughout town is not yet clear. But advocacy for the bronze man’s removal is being voiced in multiple venues, from the

Arcata’s new Carlson Park offers Mad River access

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union VALLEY WEST – Travel west from Arcata, and you reach the Pacific Ocean. Head to the town’s southern edge, and you find Humboldt Bay. Now, a trip to Arcata’s far northern end also delivers you to water, and in no less than a public park. The Carlson Park Mad

McKinley plaque proposal again approved in concept, despite city stonewalling

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Parks and Rec Committee has, for the second time, approved the general concept of a plaque to be posted near the statue of President William McKinley. The plaque would frame the 25th president’s Plaza effigy in the context of both imperialism and genocide, local and international.

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