Commentary

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COLUMN: Understanding the role of a Realtor

What should your Realtor do for you?

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OPINION: The Board of Supervisors Continues to Operate Without a Workable Staffing Plan

“We don’t have the staff” is not a management strategy, it’s the road to nowhere.

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COMMENTARY: Will the County Walk Away from CalPERS? Not in this Lifetime

Huge CalPERS unfunded termination estimates show how much the system bets on high investment returns to fund future obligations.

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COLUMN: 2040 Draft Regional Transportation Plan Funding Has Some Real Eye-Openers

COMMENTARY: Developer fees are forecasted to supply $263 million, 54%, of local funding and local funding is the largest source of transportation funds.

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LETTER: Responding to Marty Richman on the NRA

A letter in response to another from Mr. Marty Richman in the matter of weapon violence and finding solutions to the ongoing problem.

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OPINION: Hollister’s Mayor Has a Problem and It’s Hurting the City

Ignacio Velazquez is playing a dangerous, win at all costs, political game on peripheral issues and the risks far outweigh the possible rewards.

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San Benito High School students during 17 minute period of silence. Photo by Leslie David

OPINION: Thoughts on San Benito High School Student Walkout

OPINION article about recent student protest about violence on campus.

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COMMENTARY: Will CalPERS’ More Affordable Retirement Plans Survive?

Much will depend in the public’s willingness to hold state and local politicians accountable for financial responsibility.

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OPINION: Phony "poll" sullies Assembly race

Telephone calls to voters designed to tarnish opponents while hiding identity of sponsor

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Wildlife Reproductive Season. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut

COLUMN: Give Wildlife Space

Wildlife are gearing up for spring reproduction. It is a stressful time for them and they need to given the space they need to take care of young.

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COLUMN: San Benito High School has taken steps to prepare for emergencies

Multiple layers of security and emergency preparedness measures in place to keep students safe

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OPINION: Why so late with Healthcare District public meetings?

The public won’t support future changes if they do not understand the facts and forecasts that will be driving those decisions.

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Hazel Hawkins Hospital

COMMENTARY: Healthcare District Explores Merger, Partnership, or Affiliation

The changing face of healthcare and financial realities have led the San Benito Healthcare District to consider its options for the future.

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OPINION: Supervisors fail to narrow tax options as deadlines loom

When it comes to tough decisions true leaders have to make judgement calls in a timely manner.

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Water Project Funding is as Complex as Water Politics

I was looking for a simple answer to questions about water project funding – it turns out there is no such thing.

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Column: The tax cut bill and you

Three main concerns of home owners addressed - interest deduction, tax exemption and State and Local Taxes

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COMMENTARY: Internet canaries are dying, but government fails to respond

You’ll probably read this on BenitoLink via the Internet, but what happens to your life if the Internet doesn’t work at all?

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COLUMN: SBC Suicide Rate Relatively Low, But Still Has Great Impact

Marty Richman, county resident and citizen journalist, researches suicide and finds that San Benito County has a very low rate. His column provides statistics and some helpful information.

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OPINION: Should you move if you’re retired?

Moving to stretch your income and assets may be worthwhile, but it requires a lot research and planning and the right place to go.

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Robert Rivas speaks to a community member.

OPINION: The clear choice is  Robert Rivas for Assembly

Aromas knew San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas was a champion of protecting the environment, fixing our local roads, building better schools for our children, and proving healthcare for all Californians.

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