Opinion


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The “Sophie’s Choice” election

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Never did I think I would write an opinion piece on national elections in a local paper. But never in my six decades on this planet have I seen a presidential election like this one. This... (Continue reading)

Mayor Marx lacks ethics

OPINION by KEVIN RICE IntegritySLO is still awaiting the so-called returned contribution from San Luis Obispo Mayor candidate Heidi Harmon. IntegritySLO has not heard a word from Harmon or received any refund. A lot of “facts” are being reported without... (Continue reading)

Politics in Arroyo Grande is over water resources

Opinion By OTIS PAGE The main issue in the election in Arroyo Grande is apparent, those who endorse growth and those who for good reason support a moratorium. The headline issue is the large proposed East Cherry development and its impact... (Continue reading)

Hill the hilarious

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Well Adam Hill, you’ve done it again. You just can’t help yourself, and your ability to get things wrong every time is at once astounding and hilarious. At least it keeps us entertained. The latest two... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham will represent our interests

OPINION by LEE CUNNINGHAM I have attended a number of debates in which Dawn Ortiz-Legg continually says she will not be a rubber stamp for the Democrat party. It may play well during a campaign, but here are the facts.... (Continue reading)

California’s overflowing ballot box

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE “It’s a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year,” Truman Capote. Based on Capote’s metric, we must be living in a state full of halfwits. As... (Continue reading)

Vote for leaders who defend the rights of all people

OPINION by  JUSTIN ARNOLD As a Democrat, I am troubled by Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s advertisement attacking her opponent for defending the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes. In the words of President John Adams, who defended the reviled... (Continue reading)

6 differences between Hill and Carpenter

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE The contrasts between the candidates vying for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat, incumbent Adam Hill and SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter, are striking. For example, Dan Carpenter has been approached by some of... (Continue reading)

Protect Prop 13, vote for Jordan Cunningham

OPINION by FRED C. HOEY The outcome of the 35th Assembly District election this year is critical to the future wellbeing of all Californians. In January 2017, the State Senate will undoubtedly return to a Democratic super majority when the... (Continue reading)

Ignore Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s deception

OPINION by BRIE GROMETER In response to the democratic flyer I received in my post office box this morning, slandering Jordan Cunningham for ‘making his living helping those who break our laws: Please don’t cast your vote based on this... (Continue reading)



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