Commentary

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OPINION: Executive privilege or whistleblower protection: To leak or not to leak? That is the question.

President Trump and his administration learned nothing from Nixon's Watergate scandal. Which is worse: leaks or executive branch obstruction of justice? The Supreme Court supports the free press

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Gathering to celebrate the life of local author and activist, Kate Woods

Locals will gather on the 400 Block at sunset on Friday, May 26 to celebrate the journalist who died in a car crash in rural San Benito County

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OPINION: Hollister must protect against gyrating development rates

Without adequate control and strategies, Hollister is at the total mercy of market forces

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OPINION: Welcome to the new state of Fres-Mer-Benito

How would San Benito County make out if California left the U.S.?

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OPINION: Climate-smart agriculture

Climate-smart ag practices make economic and environmental sense

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OPINION: Raise Hollister's TOT and development tax, not sales taxes again

All taxes are not created equal, so the city should aim at the right tax target and the county needs to step up

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OPINION: The California Republican Party is relevant

Regional vice chair for the California Republican Party says the state GOP is down, but not out

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OPINION:: Emergency services needs living plans for the future

The dynamic planning process is the new and essential reality

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OPINION: Pay attention or pay through the nose

Bad decisions by local elected leaders often last long after they are gone - you end up paying the bill

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OPINION: Welcome to the Big Leagues

A first-time novelist feels the sting from anonymous critics as she launches her book this weekend in San Juan Bautista.

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Opinion: Step up, Hollister

Volunteers make our world a better place, so get involved with your community

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OPINION: A welcome to Councilman Gillio

Jim Gillio assumes an important role in providing leadership in his new job. The city of Hollister will need his expertise

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OPINION: SBHS board is operating illegitimately

Board of trustees served notice of voting rights violation reminiscent of 1960s South

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OPINION: Community support spurs SBHS modernization

Bond oversight committee says facility upgrades at San Benito High School are "on schedule, within budget, and in compliance"

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OPINION: Step up your business public relations efforts

Six ways businesses can promote their brand, products

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OPINION: The good news and bad news about the county's per capita personal income

This economic indicator for San Benito County was high in the short run, but low in the long run where it really counts. Can we turn it around?

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OPINION: Don't forget closing costs

When you are figuring out what you can spend on a home, closing costs need to be a consideration

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OPINION: Being emotionally over-invested clouds our judgment

The power of emotion explains why we often believe and act illogically.

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Opinion: Oh no! Not again with fracking

It's imperative to write or email the Bureau of Land Management by April 6 to protest resumption of fracking on BLM land in San Benito County

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