Measure G proposes to ban fracking and new oil wells in San Luis Obispo County’s unincorporated areas; existing wells would be allowed to remain. Reader weigh in, pro and con, in letters to the editor.
Since 2013, more than 1,000 polling places have been closed in nine Republican-dominated states. If you don’t think voting is important, try telling that to the disenfranchised, says columnist Tom Fulks.
Some leaders claim that not just the new business model but news itself is broken. Fixed. Fake. And those who dispense it are enemies of the people. It’s up to all of us all to prove that truth matters.
Before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, he wrote about the lack of press freedom in the Arab world and the state-run media that push false narratives.
If California fails to move forward with its investment in high-speed rail to link our state’s economic centers, we will not remain economically competitive. And residents of the Central Valley will be further isolated from the rest of the state by geographic, transportation and economic barriers.
The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, endorses Democrat Salud Carbajal for Congress. For a second time, Carbajal is being challenged by Republican Justin Fareed for the 24th District congressional seat.
Some commentators tried to portray Trump’s conversation with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen as a naïve gesture that humiliated Beijing. Soon after, however, at his Florida resort, Trump was wooing China’s Xi Jinping.
Fixing the DMV requires changes from the top down. Assembly Republicans are calling for the immediate halt to all voter registrations until an independent audit has been completed. If the DMV can’t even register our cars right, it has no business registering voters.
Andrew Shinn of Reedley, California, says he feels betrayed in his Republican ideals by Rep. Devin Nunes, the Tulare congressman. Shinn says he will vote for Andrew Janz in the district that includes Fresno.
A policy change will unintentionally weaken one of the core principles of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana for adults. The regulations do not require child-resistant packaging for individual doses.
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson gives his opinion on the California gas tax and Proposition 6 ahead of the 2018 election. He says defunding high speed rail won’t free up money for better roads.
Read the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s endorsements for the November 2018 election. The newspaper backs candidates for city council and mayor in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso, Pismo and SLO.