Opinion


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Is journalism dead in SLO County?

Dr. C. Hite

Opinion by Dr. C. Hite I knew journalism was dead in SLO County the day the Tribune published a meandering feature story on the front page that morphed into speculation and innuendo. This was not news. There was a time... (Continue reading)

Mixing words and deceiving SLO County voters

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Our SLO county council of government (SLOCOG) and seven cities have recently agreed to put a sales tax measure before the citizens this November and the governments and the media are already staking out positions. The... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon is closing, but its negative footprint will linger

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon Power Plant is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake prone fault lines. In fact, as we can see now, no nuclear power plants should ever... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham supports children and education

Jordan Cunningham

OPINION by PAM ESTES As a parent, my first thought when it comes to voting for my representative is education. I need to know that my children are in good hands when I’m not with them, and that the people... (Continue reading)

Did county emergency responders fail Lake Nacimiento drowning victim?

Nacimiento Lake

OPINION by KIM ENGLISH As one of the first responders to the scene on July 10 at Sandy Cove, I would have to disagree with the way the article portrays the rescue efforts for this young man. What I saw... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Justin Fareed leading in congressional race

Justin Fareed

OPINION by ZACK HUNTER Last week, a new poll showed Justin Fareed leading career politician Salud Carbajal in the race to replace Lois Capps in California’s 24th District. Fareed is up by two points, leading 46 percent to 44 percent.... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon closure the result of failed energy policies

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER If you live anywhere on the Central Coast, you’re aware by now that on June 21, PG&E announced it will not seek relicensing of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant when the licenses expire in 2024-2025.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande deserves a responsive and engaged council

LeAnn Akins

OPINION by LEANN AKINS My name is LeAnn Akins and I am running for a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Over the last two years I have closely watched and participated in the local political landscape. I have... (Continue reading)

Was the Diablo desal an election scam?

Supervisor Adam Hill

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON About the time that 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill indicated he would be running for a third term, he and PG&E staff from the Diablo nuclear power plant collaborated over lunch at his home to sell... (Continue reading)

Dan Carpenter reflects on his years on the SLO City Council

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER With my tenure on the San Luis Obispo City Council ending in a few months, a reflection on what “representation” has meant to me as a public servant seems relevant and appropriate. I hope those who... (Continue reading)



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