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Republican headquarters closed to some candidates

Several candidates for Atascadero City Council are upset that staff at the new Republican Party headquarters on El Camino Real is currently only permitting incumbents to distribute campaign materials through the office. The staff at the Republican headquarters told Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are running for various political offices may have “questionable” ethics. I say this because a simple... (Continue reading)

Paso council weighing marijuana delivery ban

The Paso Robles City Council will consider Tuesday a proposed ban on medical marijuana delivery services. Paso Robles already has a ban on brick and mortar medical marijuana dispensaries. City staff is now requesting that the council adopt an urgency... (Continue reading)

Assault on fellow citizens, by what right?

OPINION By AARON ARMSTRONG Are you offended by the truth? Some of us are and choose to exercise our First Amendment constitutional rights in response. Unfortunately, another type of offense just took place in Atascadero on July 7 by another person... (Continue reading)

McCarthy elected majority leader

Central California Congressman Kevin McCarthy now holds the second ranking position in the U.S. House of Representatives. House Republicans elected McCarthy, 49, majority leader Thursday. McCarthy now only trails Speaker John Boehner in the House pecking order. “I am humbled... (Continue reading)

Lessons learned trudging the campaign trail

By MIKE BYRD Our South County has changed. Our sense of independence may have died with Paul Teixeira. This was, inarguably, the most partisan campaign ever in the South County. Historically, voters have avoided electing candidates who were actively partisan.... (Continue reading)

Could Kevin McCarthy be the next majority leader?

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), a congressman who prior to redistricting represented Paso Robles, is becoming one of the quickest official to become majority leader in congressional history. [Washington Post] Following Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) primary loss on Tuesday, McCarthy, 49, is... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Dow, Irons win in SLO County; Compton and Ray head for runoff

Correction: The Morro Bay City Council race results originally reported reflected the percentages of votes cast, as opposed to percentages of ballots cast. Also, candidates in the Morro Bay council race must receive votes from more than 50 percent of... (Continue reading)

KSBY political ad chopped, but participants still feeling the heat

UPDATE: The South County Advisory Council Chair Sandra Caughell responded with the following comment: “The concern was the reference to South County Advisory Council in Ms. Ray’s campaign ad. We as a council do not endorse any candidates for office... (Continue reading)

A crafted perception of water district ‘cooperation’

Eyes On Your Water: Third in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A surprise voting maneuver — engineered by its leader — divided a local landowners’ group and greased the skids for... (Continue reading)



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