ARCATA CITY COUNCIL

EcoNews Report Roundup: Current Environmental News

Sep 27, 2018
Northcoast Environmental Center

14 Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup, the NEC's Larry Glass and Bella Waters cover the latest environmental news stories.


McKinley Removal Moves to November Ballot

Jul 11, 2018
Natalya Estrada

 

The Arcata City Council, minus Mayor Sofia Pereira, voted 4-0 to put the issue of the Mckinley statue on this year's November ballot. Their vote reverses an earlier decision to remove the statue, which was made in February this year.

The statue stands in the center of town and has divided many community members--some who see McKinley as a symbol for racist imperialism and others who see him as an American hero. Those mostly in favor of keeping the statue, led efforts to gather enough signatures to put the decision up to a citizen vote in the upcoming election.

The city of Arcata issued a news release about the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation late Monday. KHSU had offered a one-hour interview to city officials to respond to KHSU's and the North Coast Journal's interviews with former FBI agent Tom Parker and Arcata civil rights attorney Shelley Mack.

Arcata's McKinley Statue Faces More Removal Efforts

Nov 9, 2017
Natalya Estrada/KHSU

The question of whether or not the statue of former U.S. President William McKinley in the center of the Arcata plaza has divided a community.