Opinion


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Tribune’s criticism of France is overreaching

OPINION by OTIS PAGE The San Luis Obispo Tribune joined Obama and the Democrat’s Islamic appeasement tactic in its editorial “The burkini bigotry in France has gone too far” and in a commentary by Cathleen Parker titled “Burkinis are not... (Continue reading)

Go big on solar or go home

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG The impending draw down of Diablo Canyon raises a number of questions, not just for local government entities dependent on the huge tax windfall they’ve enjoyed for decades, but also for PG&E employees, the people who... (Continue reading)

Another View of the transportation sales tax hike

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “The only things certain are death and taxes” seems incomplete. These days, it should be modified by adding “and tax increases.” Having read Gordon Mullin’s excellent piece taking on the Tribune... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police stand with Mayor Jim Hill

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL In announcing my campaign for re-election as mayor of Arroyo Grande, I’m very proud to have again earned the endorsement of our Police Officers Association. I was compelled to run as your write-in candidate two... (Continue reading)

It’s time to rein in our outrageous defense budget

OPINION by JIM DUENOW The conventions and literally hundreds of speeches are now over. None of the speeches, including those by the nominees, mentioned the gorilla in the room. Namely our ridiculously swollen defense budget. We spend more than 50... (Continue reading)

Should SLO reevaluate plans to increase work-force housing?

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Many residents in San Luis Obispo who work to preserve the quality of their environment support increasing the supply of so-called “work force housing.” This is fundamentally good for the environment because it could reduce long... (Continue reading)

Political elites on both sides need to go

OPINION by JUSTIN FAREED This election, both nationally and locally, has highlighted a stark divide in our country between those who are deeply entrenched in the political establishment and those with a vision who are working to bring true representation... (Continue reading)

Increase college graduation rates, improve society

OPINION by ANDREA DEVITT As the 2016-2017 academic year draws near, it’s important to remember what our colleges and universities do for our local communities. Most of us know that people who earn a college degree are likely to earn... (Continue reading)

Concerned Cambrians call for candidates

Statement from Concerned Cambrians The Cambria Community Service District board of directors has been a major disappointment to the larger Cambria community. If you attend the CCSD meetings, you will be concerned too. CCSD discourages public participation! Last minute presentations... (Continue reading)

Is journalism dead in SLO County?

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)



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