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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Everyone can have a gold star

Randy Logue writes that society should nurture strengths and respect and value all types of talents and intelligence. 

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Local leader says preventing violence requires comprehensive strategies

Diane Ortiz writes that Youth Alliance has worked alongside youth and parents, community-based allies, public health, law enforcement agencies, and education systems to address community violence.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: What is a Red Flag Law?

Cailfornia has a Red Flag Law in place. What is it?

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Our ‘eduficit’ challenge

Nik writes that Hollister needs a multi-pronged, creative strategy to lure more higher education resources to the county.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: To build or not to build

Randy Logue writes that building a second high school in Hollister is not the best option.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Landfill expansion a done deal?

John Basanese writes about his experience fighting the previously proposed resource recovery park.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Residents play Whack-A-Mole with projects

Mary Zanger writes that residents should reject Strada Verde again.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Do county supervisor candidates understand the job description?

Jennifer Coile questions if candidates have the commitment, knowledge of issues and qualifications to make smart decisions if elected.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Walking the tightrope

Nik Dholakia writes that a balance between growth and maintaining the county rural needs to be achieved.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Union says Hollister teachers are tired, hurt and angry

HESTA writes about what teachers have experienced this year, as well as the effects of the Hollister School District's reported budget crisis.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Flying the Christian flag

Edward Huston writes that Christianity has had positive impacts on the country and local communities.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The political process

Randy Logue proposes a format for some political debates for the upcoming local elections.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Who’s the bully now?

Anne Stickett writes about the proposed initiative and says proponents are using trigger words to get signatures.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Ulta Beauty is ulta toxic for dangerous landfill expansion proposal

Maureen Nelson writes that the county should not be destroying its landscapes, tearing up the roads and potentially be a home for hazardous waste in exchange for a bigger landfill.

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Education / Schools

COMMUNITY OPINION: Do the ends justify the means?

Drew McAlister writes In response to: Aromas-San Juan teachers vote of ‘no confidence’ in the superintendent.