politics

Local politics plays out on social media

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez takes his disagreements with city council colleagues to Facebook, many residents respond online after none of them spoke at the actual meeting

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Get election results on BenitoLink

The county elections office will start releasing results at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. Check in with us throughout the evening and in the days after the election for updates

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COMMENTARY: Is the system Rigged? Of course it is

The key questions are, who rigged it and why?

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Sales tax extension a topic at 'Use Your Voice' Forum

Measure W would extend by 20 years the one cent Hollister sales tax used to help fund public services

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'Use Your Voice' forum brings political candidates together to discuss wide range of topics

Candidates for Congress, State Assembly, San Benito Health Care District and Gavilan Board of Trustees debate at election forum hosted by BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau

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Congressional candidate Panetta speaks to summer school students

Government students -- many the children of migrant workers -- hear from and question Democratic candidate

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Newly-elected supervisor wants to attack issues on Day 1

Mark T. Medina believes his business background is what is needed to make county government work better

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400 Block has been slated for redevelopment since the aftermath of the '89 quake

After the buildings came down following the Loma Pieta earthquake, the intent of the city has been to eventually redevelop the 400 Block

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Jimmy Panetta wins majority of the vote in race for open Congress seat

Democratic county prosecutor will face Republican Casey Lucius in the November general election, having earned 50,000 more votes than his closest competitor

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Anna Caballero leads in race for open State Assembly seat

Former Salinas mayor has the most votes, but less than 50 percent; expected to face Cervantez-Alejo in November primary election

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COMMENTARY: How to Prevent a Cyber Attack and Protect Our Privacy

Two recent Congressional bills would force private tech companies, like Apple, to allow a back-door for law enforcement to assist after a crime. This is a reactive policy rather than being proactive about our cyber security and our personal privacy.

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Farm Bureau President Pat Wirz explained the format of the forum.

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau hold first public forum for primary candidates

Forum packs Hollister City Hall as candidates address issues for potential constituents

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Curro said there is confusion about certain voting procedures.

Election and Voter Information Public Forum Scheduled May 14

A public forum will be held to inform voters about ballots, registration and voter rights

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The protest to open San Justo Reservoir began on Facebook.

Social media changes the face of politics in Hollister

Social media brings politicians and the public eye-to-eye in disputes

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Medina covered a number of topics during the meeting.

Supervisor Candidate Mark Medina Holds Public Forum at Mars Hill

Mark Medina grew up in Hollister, moved away, returned and is now running for supervisor of District 1

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Ballots for primary presidential and senatorial elections.

Register for a Political Party to Vote for President, U.S. Senators

Packets available to register for June primaries

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COMMENTARY: Republican Politics, Democratic Solutions and the Rule of Law

"...and to the republic, for which it stands." Without law, there can be no freedom.

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Local residents and non-profits asked pointed questions of elected officials.

Mayor, county supervisor, school trustees take questions at town hall meeting

Elected officials fielded questions for nearly two hours, making sure to say "in my opinion" before responding

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Rivas chosen to head board.

New board of supes chair Rivas outlines agenda

Robert Rivas explains his vision for county's future as he takes over boad chair duties from Margie Barrios

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Political role with chamber just too good to pass up.

Councilman takes lobbyist role with San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber

Victor Gomez hopes "politically-based" role could help draw new business to Hollister

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