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Madrone: Sundberg swayed by MJ money

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The issue of Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg’s campaign contribution connections to the cannabis industry has been raised as he seeks re-election, with his opponent, Steven Madrone, saying that it’s a “very serious conflict of interest”  Implying that Sundberg’s campaign financing will sway his decision-making, Madrone is asking

Plaque re-wording made simple, but of course there’s a complication

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The plaque designating Arcata’s Jacoby Building as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 783 was removed from its 55-year station at Eighth and H streets on March 6 because of its misleading and offensive wording trivializing the ruthless conquest of the indigenous Wiyot People as “Indian troubles.” The

McKinley Museum: leave us alone, we don’t want your statue

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – You may want to sit down for this: someone is wrong on the Internet. Yes, despite what you may have read on the popular online social media service known as “Facebook,” the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, has not offered to take Arcata’s

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

Pro-McKinley statue petitioners halfway to goal

Mad River Union ARCATA – Those backing the petition drive to overturn the Arcata City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza report having gathered approximately 600 signatures of registered Arcata voters over the last six days. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, the

ABC releases names of suspects in Plaza bar drug dealing case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The state Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has released the names of those arrested, and one suspect at large, in the recent undercover operation conducted at Plaza bars. ABC is seeking revocation of the alcohol-serving permits for the Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s, some of whose

The Lawson case: Council may bypass APD, Parker told to stop talking, Rossbacher ‘troubled’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council voted 4–0 Wednesday night to look at options other than the Arcata Police Dept. for investigating the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. The decision followed demands of multiple speakers who reviled the city, the council and Arcata Police for

ABC’s statement on the Plaza drug investigation

ABC press release ABC and Local Authorities Arrest 11 Individuals in Humboldt County Agents make arrests for sales and possession of illegal narcotics (Arcata) – California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Agents and local law enforcement have arrested 11 individuals in connection with an investigation of activities surrounding two ABC licensed premises. The arrests follow a