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Letters to the Editor, February 14, 2018

McKinleyville confronting race issues For many, McKinleyville is a vibrant and welcoming community.  We are the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity, a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring that this is the case for all residents and visitors. We believe that by engaging our neighbors to focus on the issue, we can solve

Jan Phelps: Bring the Worker Bees

I spent my working life as a worker bee. I always had a job, for over 45 years, and never worried about a career. I wanted to spend my free time with family and friends doing things that interested me and not worrying about what was going on in the office. I am the descendent of

Rob Smith: How HSU damaged its football program and lost a successful coach

(The following is a statement posted on the website footballscoop.com from former Humboldt State University Football Coach Rob Smith, who announced his resignation last week.) It is with strong emotions that I announce my decision to resign as Head Football Coach at Humboldt State University. The past 10 years have been very special to me

Jim Wood: Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions

The opinion piece, “Wood performs dog & pony show for supes,” written last week by Mr. Winchell Dillenbeck, faithfully reiterates the basic talking points of the advocates for SB 562, the bill that provides an undeveloped solution for single payer health care. The statistics he quotes about the cost of health care are important —

Letters to the Editor, January 3, 2018

In defense of McKinley The anti-William McKinley crowd should have done better research before branding him a racist and imperialist. Yes, he was a Republican, but a Lincoln Republican. McKinley was the last American president to have fought in the Civil War. He worked his way from the bottom ranks to become a major in

City of Trinidad: Work cooperatively to preserve Tsurai Village, Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

City of Trinidad TRINIDAD – The City of Trinidad has a duty to protect the Tsurai Village as well as the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. Moving the lighthouse to more stable ground on site will protect the village site and cultural resources below by removing the immediate threat of the Memorial Lighthouse sliding down on top

Yurok Tribe: Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse move premature

Yurok Tribe TRINIDAD – The Yurok Tribe is deeply disappointed with a premature decision to move the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, prior to the completion of a formal consultation process between interested parties. “To move the memorial in the midst of the consultation process, under the guise of an ‘emergency,’ is disgraceful and disrespectful,” said Rosie

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