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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Revisiting gun violence

Terry Butler calls for an open discussion.

Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Library need elicits buck passing from local politicians

Marty Richman says that leadership means getting out front with the right answer, not just counting votes or making excuses.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: When parents reach out to school board members

HSD Trustee Rob Bernosky writes about the recently adopted student cell phone use policy that states phones must be off during school hours.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Exploring the universe is our destiny

July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon; what does it foretell?

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Free Lance article on Hollister Salaries: Incompetence or Fake News?

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says if you're going to do a compensation analysis, it's better if you have some idea of what you're talking about.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The right answer for Highway 101 commercial nodes

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the answer to the commercial node issue is in the county's General Plan.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Kollin Kosmicki announces bid for District 2 supervisor

Longtime local journalist launches campaign, says he's ready to lead.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: An elected official speaks out about the elected

Recent meetings of the Hollister City Council and San Benito County Board of Supervisors have shown a lot of bad behavior by some of our elected. We should look to understand why, and ask participants to do better.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The unaccountability of illegal occupancy

Marty Richman says that while the debate over growth rates drones on, anecdotal evidence and indications of increased illegal occupancies abound.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Grand Jury

This community opinion was contributed by community member Kenneth Kovanda.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors. I served on the Grand Jury for two years and back then our budget was $19,000, but we had to pay rent to use a room at the sheriff’s office that came out of our budget. We

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

Well-managed rangelands capture and store precious water, building soil and cooling the earth. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion

COLUMN: Comparing plant-based meat with grassfed beef

In this column, Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef talks about her experience at a panel discussion on cultured meat.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina discusses road repair funds and upcoming transportation projects.

This picture with the steer is from my freshman year at Fresno State. I was actively involved in Fresno State Beef Cattle Show Team where we competed at collegiate jackpot shows throughout the state of California. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: An insider’s perspective on Cystic Fibrosis

BenitoLink reporter Blaire Strohn increases awareness by sharing her struggle with Cystic Fibrosis.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina writes about a recent board meeting in this latest column.