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President McKinley has a move ahead of him.  The Arcata City Council recently voted to remove the statue of the president who died in a 1901 assassination. 

An admirer of McKinley's who actually met the president paid for the statue and a nearby plaque.  But some Arcatans have long complained that McKinley represents racist and imperialist attitudes from our country's past. 

Council member Susan Ornelas was among those voting in favor of statue removal. 

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As April 20th approaches, civil liberty activist and city officials in Arcata, California are at an impasse.

Is the annual gathering of marijuana smokers at 4:20 PM on April 20th -- so-called “4-20” --  a protected first amendment activity? Or is it a pot party run amok?   

At The End Of The Sewer Pipe

Sep 10, 2013

As much as we'd like to think the contents of our toilets just go away when we flush, there is no such place as "away."  But communities around our region continue to look for ways to treat sewage and other waste products in ways that benefit the environment.  The efforts include the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biocycle Farm of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission in the Eugene area.