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Voting against rate hikes and gifts

By State Sen. Brian Jones Literally at the 13th hour, legislation to raise electricity rates statewide was thrown onto the Senate and Assembly Floors...
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Loan cancellation benefits economy

We’re told that higher education is one of the best ways to overcome poverty. But for many indebted borrowers, it’s been just the opposite. Since...
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Drug rehab costs are a real barrier

The cost of drug rehab is a significant barrier for many. The price of drug rehab has always been an ongoing issue surrounding substance...

Know who is tracking you down

Technology has made it easy to track your friends and family through location sharing apps, providing comfort for parents worried about their children or...

Cleaning up independent living facilities and helping the vulnerable

An “Independent Living Facility” (ILF) is a special type of group home where unrelated adults live and pay rent individually to a property owner...

Focus on affordable rural housing

Communities in every corner of the country now struggle with a lack of affordable homes, an ailment long associated with fast-growing urban areas. A...

Watching Congress in action

Watching the hearings held by the Jan. 6 committee as it delves into the events at the Capitol last year and what lay behind...
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Could recession be a boon?

The U.S. economy shed 353,000 jobs in April in the household survey compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This came a month...
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County knows best?

There has been a problematic pattern emerging in Alpine, where the input and desires of residents are set aside for a grander, ‘multi-modal’ agenda...
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Ready to prosecute all manner of DUIs

Witnesses will never forget the accident they saw that July day on Interstate 8. The driver, a man from Chula Vista, swerved across the...
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