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Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – While many at Wednesday’s City Council meeting demanded that ex-FBI agent Tom Parker be rehired to investigate the killing of David Josiah Lawson, chances of that happening appeared to dim Thursday with the revelation that Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond had sent him a cease and desist

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

Arcata vows upcoming announcement on Lawson-related crimes

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA — The city has now gone on record that it will address two highly charged issues connected with the Easter weekend homicide of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, 19, a native of Perris south of Riverside. At the next special Arcata City Council meeting late this month

Opinion: We must fight racism & hate

I watched the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia, in shock and disbelief. Hatred, bigotry and racism were once again front and center. It is difficult for me to fathom, to truly understand how some people can harbor such vile hatred. How they can be devoid of compassion, empathy and understanding. We have seen an increase

Public Safety group engulfed in Lawson killing

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Last week’s fourth meeting of the Public Safety Task Force was largely engulfed in the aftermath of the violent killing of 19-year-old Humboldt State student David Josiah “DJ” Lawson in the early morning hours of April 15. The subject on everyone’s mind was first raised during public

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