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McKinley statue project alternatives scoped for EIR

McKinley statue project alternatives scoped for EIR

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City of Arcata wouldn’t usually hold a meeting at the D Street Neighborhood Center to scope the legally required project alternative projects in an Environmental Impact Report. But this was not your usual project or a routine EIR – it’s the environmental document for the removal

Save-the-statue petitions filed with county

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Organizers of the petition drive to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza have completed their signature gathering in time for the Monday, May 21 deadline to turn them in. The initiative seeks to place a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if

Scoping session May 17 on McKinley removal

City of Arcata ARCATA – A public scoping meeting regarding the removal of the McKinley statue will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. The current scope of the removal project determined by the Arcata City Council vote on Feb. 21, is to remove and store the statue and amend the City’s General

Pro-statue petitioners: We’re open to adding a plaque

Note: Those circulating a petition  to put the McKinley statue issue to a vote last week announced that they have more than the 961 signatures required to place the matter on the November ballot, but that they are continuing to gather more. On Saturday, petition backer Stanton Reynolds issued this press release endorsing the idea of

Pro-statue petitioners claim 1000 signatures – enough to qualify ballot measure – but will keep gathering more

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Those wishing to override the Arcata City Council’s historic Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley now have three more weeks to gather their signatures. The petitioners reported last Friday that they were halfway to their goal of obtaining 1,200 signatures to ensure

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

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

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

Crises of confidence envelop City Hall – staff loss, stark allegations and public pushback

Police chief resigns, APD volunteers quit, Lawson killing unsolved as ex-FBI investigator rips police ineptitude, statue petitioners defy council Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A bittersweet life celebration for David Josiah Lawson, killed April 15 of last year, offered a moment of shared loss Sunday night at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

Petitioning to keep McKinley statue underway – with a new twist

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Chances are good that as you go about your business in Arcata over the next few weeks – or even if you’re sitting at home – you’ll happen upon someone asking you to sign a petition to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza.

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