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New Direction: Arcata Says Community Forums and Public Lawson Updates Are Over

An email sent by Arcata’s City Manager Karen Diemer, details that community forums to discuss student safety and updates into the murder investigation of David Josiah Lawson, will no longer be held. “Thank you for your participation in the meetings held to provide updates on the David Josiah Lawson investigation and to discuss student safety. Based on input received during …

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What It’s Like To Be Black In Humboldt County: How An Article Request Turned Into A Journalist’s Resignation

  Zera Starchild would never have imagined that accepting a request from a local journalist, to write about her experiences as a Black woman living in Humboldt County, would lead to such controversy. Starchild has lived in Humboldt County for almost 20 years and has raised two daughters of half German descent in the area. She is not an activist, …

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Arcata City Council Rejects Claim Filed by Kyle Zoellner Alleging False Arrest

Tonight the city of Arcata rejected a claim filed by Kyle Zoellner at their city council meeting and referred the claim to the Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund. Zoellner is alleging false arrest by the Arcata Police Department the night of David Josiah Lawson’s murder. The claim reads: “I was physically assaulted and brutally beaten unconscious at 1120 Spear Avenue, …

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Community Meeting To Discuss Lawson Murder Updates Ignites Frustrations

Emotions ran high this evening during a meeting aiming to inform the public on updates in the murder investigation of David Josiah Lawson. The meeting was also set to discuss student safety in the local community. Many who attended the meeting felt frustrated by how slow the investigation is moving and what many viewed as a lack of productivity from …

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Six Month Vigil Held For David Josiah Lawson

On Sunday October 15, 2017 community members and students gathered for the six month vigil held for David Josiah Lawson. Lawson was a second year Humboldt State student from Perris, CA who was stabbed at an off campus party Easter weekend and succumbed to his injuries. He was 19. Vigils continue to be held every month for Lawson with the …

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Protest At Eureka Courthouse Asking The Board Of Supervisors To Pass Sanctuary Ordinance

Today I attended a rally at the Eureka Courthouse in solidarity of those affected by Trumps recent rescinding of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals act. The rally at the courthouse was organized by local activist group Central del Pueblo, in conjunction with the ACLU. Many students along with faculty from HSU and the local community college were present. A group …

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