Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

Abel Maldonado’s call to repeal Obamacare

STATEMENT BY ABEL MALDONADO We are a nation built on the right to be free and the right to make choices for ourselves, and I believe that government should never force anyone to buy a service. The fundamental truth is... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado dividing point among Republicans

OPINION By STEVE BARTOWSKI The Republican Party has a long history of bloodying each other in heated contests and coming together supporting its nominees. In the days before Proposition 14 created the “top-two” primary system, party voters would determine the... (Continue reading)

Big changes in California primary

California now has an open “top-two” primary, meaning voters do not have to belong to a certain political party in order to cast a ballot for congressional, legislative and statewide races. [KABC] The first- and second-place winners, regardless of party,... (Continue reading)

Diktat or democracy?

OPINION By JAMES C WOOD What will it be San Luis County? Do we want to be ruled by our “betters” with diktats from on high, or do we want a representative government responsive to the voters? That is the... (Continue reading)

Medical pot OK, state poll shows

Californians continue to lend strong support to the use of medical marijuana by patients with severe or life-threatening disease, but do not now endorse legalization of the plant, a new poll suggests. (Los Angeles Times) Results of a USC Dornside/Los... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles must learn from history

OPINION By KAREN DANIELS There are some people in Paso Robles who believe that any process leading to selection of the city’s next chief of police should look forward, and not back. Many of those same people want the new... (Continue reading)

Gilman may not defend Paso Robles council post

By DANIEL BLACKBURN First-term Paso Robles City Council member Nick Gilman said Tuesday he is uncertain if he will try to protect his council seat in November, saying, “I have been disappointed by my inability to help.” Gilman, fellow council... (Continue reading)

Paso citizen group plans meet

The inaugural public meeting of a newly-formed Paso Robles citizen action group, Change Paso Robles Now, or CPRN2012, is set for Saturday at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 2615 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, from 2-4 p.m. Chair Karen... (Continue reading)

Conservatives’ faith in local government is misplaced

OPINION By PETER SCHEER The closer government is to the people, the more government is controlled by special interests. In America today, conservatism’s one clear fault line, cutting across cultural and socioeconomic schisms, aligns conservatives based on their views about... (Continue reading)

Hill supporters accused of manipulating poll

In an apparent attempt to keep Adam Hill seated as 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, several supporters allegedly used unethical methods to vote multiple times in a New Times poll. [NewTimes] The weekly poll question asked, “Which of... (Continue reading)