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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

Downtown desires detailed in run-up to epic Feb. 21 Plaza meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whatever the Plaza looks like five years from now, no one can say they weren’t asked for their ideas on how to shape it. Some major questions are on the table about Arcata’s town square: How can we make it more inviting and less frightening? Should cannabis

Path seems clear for plaque removal – once a replacement is ready

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union PLAZA – The Jacoby’s Storehouse Merchants Association met last Thursday in the Plaza View Room. Most of the business was routine, with a few exceptions. Discussion points included waste disposal and recycling, security, parking, upkeep, ridding the building of a couple of pernicious racial obscenities, and… wait, what? The

Plaza scoped with generous use of butcher paper, marking pens and dots

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Ideas and colored dots were abundant at the D Street Neighborhood Center last week as the City Council held a multimedia study session on Plaza conditions and ways to improve them. The event resembled a Chamber of Commerce mixer at times, with lots of civic leaders on

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

Letters to the Editor, December 22, 2017

Keep statue, remove name Great importance is being placed on the bronze sculpture, placed on elevated pedestal on the Plaza. I feel strongly that memorializing an individual that caused serious harm is a bad practice. I also believe that a beautiful bronze statue is strong statement of the value of art in our community. I

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

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