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[Audio+Video]:Mother’s March To City Hall With Charmaine Lawson “Bring Back Tom Parker”

 Arcata, CA–Mothers, daughters, sisters and concerned residents of Arcata marched with Charmaine Lawson Wednesday evening to Arcata City Hall. Their demands were clear–bring back retired FBI Investigator Tom Parker to help solve the murder of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. It has now been a week since the City of Arcata found themselves within a whirlwind of controversy after …

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Arcata City Council Sends Out Press Release Regarding Lawson Case Amid Growing Controversy

Arcata, CA–The City of Arcata sent out the following press release at 5:00 p.m. this evening. Statement from the Arcata City Council: April 16, 2018 Most importantly, the City’s commitment to solving David Josiah Lawson’s case has not waivered. The City is concerned about how the timing of Tom Parker’s departure from the case coincides with the filing of a …

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The City of Arcata Receives Notice For Damages In David Josiah Lawson’s Case

Arcata, CA–This sunday April 15 will mark one-year since David Josiah Lawson who was a sophomore at Humboldt State University, died after suffering multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party. There is currently no one in custody for his death. “This tough journey has been filled with disappointments, from the lack of justification for the first responders’ actions, the delay …

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Retired FBI Investigator, Arcata Chief of Police Resign, Still No Justice For Josiah

Arcata, CA–In the days leading up to the one-year mark of the unsolved murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, Arcata’s Chief of Police has resigned. His resignation not only falls within student-led protest at HSU to bring national attention to Lawson’s murder, but comes the day after retired FBI investigator Tom Parker, terminated his contract with the …

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Meet The Humboldt State Graduate Students Behind ‘We Are Your Community’

Arcata, CA–Erin Youngblood-Smith and Amy Mathieson met in the Graduate Social Work program at Humboldt State University. These women are from two completely different backgrounds, who formed a friendship through their love of social work and advocacy. Amy Mathieson grew up in Montana, CA and moved to Humboldt County when she was 16. She completed undergrad at HSU, graduating with a …

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HSU Host 11th Annual California Native American Social Gathering

Arcata, CA–Humboldt State University hosted its 11th Annual California Big Time & Social Gathering today on campus. This free event is a public celebration of Indigenous culture and art. Humboldt State University sits on Wiyot land and the Native People’s of this region were one of the last areas to have contact with settlers–a history not that far in the …

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#JusticeForJosiah HSU Students Stage ‘Die In’ During Spring Preview

Arcata, CA–Today students at Humboldt State University staged a “die in” outside of HSU’s main dining hall. Students laid on the ground with makeup resembling blood and wounds on their faces, while others stood near their bodies with signs that read, “protect your children, this is what happens to POC’s at HSU.”   April 15, 2018, will mark one-year since …

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Students Protest At HSU Demanding ‘Justice For Josiah’

Arcata, CA–Students at Humboldt State University held a rally and walkout today for HSU student David Josiah Lawson, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party last year in April. April 15, 2018, will mark one-year since Lawson was killed. Currently, no one is in custody for his death. Although a suspect who admitted to being in …

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Accreditation Team To Humboldt State: Do More To Serve Your Diverse Student Body

Arcata, CA–The WASC Senior College and University Commission which is Humboldt State University’s accrediting organization, visited HSU two weeks ago. Students organized a walk out and held a protest during the accreditation team’s visit to illustrate their concerns and frustrations over recent budget cuts. Press Release: HSU Students Will Walk Out to Protest Budget Cuts On Wednesday, March 21st at …

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