Opinion


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I Blame the San Luis Obispo City Council

OPINION By PETE EVANS You can see I sent the following letter almost two months ago. Near the end of my missive I asked my representatives on the San Luis Obispo City Council to address... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Wal-Mart bail-out on the table

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER Just as Atascadero’s new Wal-Mart/Annex enters the final phase of approval, the first taxpayer gouge appears. Due to a reported dispute between the developers (Wal-Mart & Rottman Group) over financing road/freeway... (Continue reading)

Make Cal Poly 2.0 a reality

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG Universities across the country are beginning to experience the pain of decreasing expectations. No longer able to meet demand by increasing student fees and by using bail out funds – I... (Continue reading)

NRC inspects Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

STATEMENT by VICTOR DRICKS Following the accident on March 11 at the Fukushima Diaichi Nuclear Site in Japan the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decided to assess the capabilities of the nation’s 104 nuclear power... (Continue reading)

Lie down and tell me all about it

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN “It’s complicated,” wrote Adam Hill on Facebook recently, referring to his marital status. With this not-so-cryptic plunge into the swirling, dark waters of the new social media, the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Education call to arms

OPINION By WALTER REIL A growing number of news services are reporting on the dire and desperate conditions that our nation’s schools are facing in providing high-quality and continuously-advancing, state-of-the-art education. America’s schools and their... (Continue reading)

In light of current economic standing, nonprofits find new ways to boost budget

OPINION By JACQUELINE DELANEY With the current state of the economy, everyone is tightening their belts. From large corporations to privately owned small business to the average Joe next door, the gripping effect of the... (Continue reading)

Hey, when I said tax the rich, I didn’t mean the rest of us

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG When you look around the state to see if anyone, anywhere is doing anything to save our counties and cities; you really don’t see a captain at the helm trying to... (Continue reading)

Angry white people

OPINION By STACEY WARDE I always find it amusing, if not sad and a little trite, when someone claims, “I’m not a racist.” It’s usually followed by the qualifier “but…” and then a list of... (Continue reading)

The Republican budget ends Medicare as we know it

OPINION By CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS The federal budget deficit is a big problem, one that must be addressed to shore up our long term economic future.The issue is not whether we reduce the deficit, but... (Continue reading)



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