Opinion articles

Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2017

Neglected and resource-starved Valley West doesn’t want to stay that way Note: Since this letter identifying Valley West issues was conveyed to the City Council last October, several agencies and entities have stepped up to say that they are willing or are looking into providing services in this area, ac”cording to author Lucy Salazar. “Much

Richard Botzler: Disappearing the data is the first step to silencing science

As a scientist and retired university educator, I am very concerned with the strong anti-science perspectives being expressed through President Trump’s policies. I share a frequently cited concern over the Trump administration’s negation of the extensive scientific evidence about global warming, even though an overwhelming majority of climate scientists acknowledge the reality of global warming

Richard Salzman: We’re subsidizing rural lifestyles

It was recently reported that the tab in Humboldt County for the recent storms will be at least $32 million. Humboldt County Public Works Director Tom Mattson estimated rural county road damage alone is up to $10 million after the latest storm. That’s above and beyond normal road maintenance costs. I fully support getting all

Letters to the Editor, March 1, 2017

 On rent control & council seat Last night’s Arcata City Council meeting (Feb. 15), was a really important meeting for people to watch at cityofarcata.org. Two big topics were discussed, the Mobile Home Rent Stabilization ordinance and how the city should go about filling the City Council seat of Mark Wheetley, who is leaving his

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 22, 2017

A civics review This week, I was listening to a phone-in radio program and a woman from Florida was all worked up about how the courts could dare to overrule President (gulp) Trump who was trying to keep our country safe from immigrants. Hmm, I’ll bet that she wasn’t paying attention during her high school

Marino Sichi: When America turned my Arcata family into Enemy Aliens

“This episode was one of the biggest mistakes the government ever made. What gripes me is that whenever this subject comes up, most Americans deny even hearing about this time in our history.” We all know Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that will “live in infamy.” For me, there are two other such days. One is Feb.

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15, 2017

Read more about Mary Mary Burke will be an excellent addition to the McKinleyville Community Services District board.  Mary will be the only woman and the youngest member, and with her young son and husband, she represents families that will benefit from a voting voice in McKinleyville. Mary already volunteers on the Recreation Advisory Committee