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Unplug Wikileaks? Enact a federal Shield Law instead

OPINION BY PETER SCHEER — The Obama administration has made no secret of its desire to unplug Wikileaks, the whistleblower website infamous for data dumps of classified records. Of the few options available to the... (Continue reading)

Concerned over water rate increase in Atascadero

OPINION BY KATHLEEN ARAGON On November 10th, I was the only member of the public present when the Atascadero Mutual Water Company Board of Directors discussed raising the basic water rates. Due to the success... (Continue reading)

Historic neighborhoods at risk in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By PEG PINARD When the onerous $10,000 per infraction and up to $5,000 a day for 30 days fines were removed from the proposed San Luis Obispo historic ordinance, it may have been tempting... (Continue reading)

Does Wikileaks deserve Dan Ellsberg’s approval? The good Wikileaks, yes; the bad Wikileaks, no

OPINION BY PETER SCHEER—Although the anti-war movement of the 1960s has few heroes still standing,  Daniel Ellsberg, the former defense analyst who leaked a secret history of the Vietnam War that became known as the... (Continue reading)

Passage of Proposition 21 is crucial

OPINION BY MARY GOLDEN Opponents of Proposition 21 are trying to mislead citizens of California. The initiative, designed to protect funding for our state parks system, was put on the ballot by citizens fed up... (Continue reading)

When in doubt, just let go

OPINION by SUSAN MULLEN Whether it’s your family or town, knowing your history helps you to understand where you came from, what you are made of, and how not to make the same mistakes over... (Continue reading)

Time to help foster youth in California

OPINION BY JIM ROBERTS In these tumultuous economic and political times, marked by great social angst, financial deficits, extreme partisanship and little to say “hurrah” about; a wisp of refreshing news flowed from the halls... (Continue reading)

Deciding the future of Cal Poly journalism

OPINION BY WOODY GOULART I am 1973 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. My undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was in Journalism. I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo.... (Continue reading)

Running on empty

OPINION By STACEY WARDE As I write this, a collection agency is leaving another annoying, threatening message on the answering machine. The voice is petulant, measured and all business. I’ve just walked back into the... (Continue reading)

SLO deputies crimes slipping under the radar?

COMMENTARY By DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Murphy. Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Terrell. Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Wells. Sheriff’s Supervising Deputy Jason Nefores. Sheriff’s Detective Eric Twisselman. Remember these names: They are sheriff’s personnel who —... (Continue reading)



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