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Rambling Jack: A radical scaleback of fire protection will follow if Measure F fails

Rambling Jack: A radical scaleback of fire protection will follow if Measure F fails

Firefighters enter burning buildings to save lives and property. They pull hoses through wildfires to save our homes. The respond to medical emergencies and literally save lives.  So how do we support these bona fide heroes of the fire district that serves McKinleyville, Arcata, Manila, Bayside and Jacoby Creek? How do we help the firefighters

Rambling Jack: Coming to grips with William McKinley

Readers may have noticed some contradictions on these opinion pages over the last two issues. In the Oct. 17 edition, we ran an editorial in favor of keeping the statue of William McKinley and urged voters to support Measure M. The next week, Oct. 24, our editorial called for the removal of the statue, and

McKinleyville’s Trails: Don’t Let The Dream Be The Enemy Of The Reality

(Rambling Jack column from this week’s opinion page.) Jack Durham Mad River Union Listening to last week’s presentation by the McKinleyville Organizing Committee, one could understandably get the impression that Mack Town is inherently dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians. But that’s nonsense. Although there are a bunch of trouble spots, there are also lots of

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