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Fhyre Phoenix: Why we should remove the statue and how we’ll pay for it

Fhyre Phoenix: Why we should remove the statue and how we’ll pay for it

12 Reasons to Remove the Statue of McKinley from the Arcata Plaza  1.    The Arcata Plaza is the site where Native people were sold into slavery by White men. Therefore, this site should not be used to honor a White man, whoever he may be, but rather to honor the people who suffered there. 2. The

Letters to the Editor, April 11, 2018

Smoky schoolyard Dear City of Arcata and the Mad River Union, On Thursday, March 29, the Union Street Charter School playground was extremely smoky due to the controlled burn by the city, of which we had no warning. The smoke gave me a terrible migrane and several bloody noses. Some people may also have asthma

Judith C. Williamson: The Village: ‘Density’s Child’ is a destiny of many circulatory consequences

You may be aware that a proposal for an unusually dense, multi-story, 800-bed housing compound is currently under consideration in Arcata. You might know that it is – specifically – dormitories, intended for Humboldt State students, referred to as “The Village,” and that it would displace the old Craftsmans Mall. Perhaps you’ve even heard that

Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2018

The Presidency The POTUS gets crazier every day Men in white coats should take him away He keeps Muslim’s away from our soil Except for those with lots of oil He’s smarter than generals and the CIA But reporters, they’re evil, keep them away! He builds a wall to keep Mexicans out Yet, “I LOVE

Bob Holcomb: McKinley – history tells us he was above average, not a monster

The message was clear from the attendees at the Feb. 21 Arcata City Council meeting: if you oppose taking the McKinley statue down you are complicit in racism and, yes, the murder of oppressed people. If you don’t accept the Wiyot position favoring removal, you are guilty of continuing the imperialist oppression of which McKinley

Letters to the Editor March 7, 2018

Commendation and healing I commend the courage and leadership shown by the four Arcata City Councilmembers who voted to remove the McKinley statue from the Plaza (Opposition to City Council’s McKinley removal decision begins to emerge, Feb. 24). Though it was (and will continue to be) difficult, they have struck at least one small blow

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