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January 15, 2021

Guest view: Farmworker housing should be priority

By Kollin Kosmicki San Benito County must address the severe farmworker housing shortage.   As a journalist in the early 2000s, I examined heartbreaking farmworker housing conditions...

Guest view: Amah Mutsun oppose building on Betabel land

For our tribe, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Betabel is much, much more than a vacant lot conveniently located by a Highway 101 offramp. Positioned at the confluence of the San Benito and Pajaro Rivers, where earthquake faults also meet, the Betabel area is a place of power where, for countless generations, our people came together for healing and renewal.

Guest view: We can beat the coronavirus

We need to work harder as a community to protect one another by understanding that this virus is serious and precautions are still needed.

Guest view: Time to remove police from schools

There comes a time when each of us comes to terms with aspects of life that can change our views and challenge long held beliefs. For me it is the present issue of police in schools (school resource officers).

Letters to the editor: Back to school, Strada Verde

Parents, you MUST ABSOLUTELY let your board members know in no uncertain terms that you want your kids in school this fall. If you don't want your child to go to school then opt for distance learning and see how far behind your child will be at the end of the next school year.

Guest view: Effort to silence health officials must stop

In the middle of a once-in-a-century health crisis and as COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the U.S., public health leaders are under attack.

Guest view: Strada Verde project raises red flags

There are an array of concerning question marks and red flags in the proposal for a massive vehicle testing facility and commercial hub off Highway 25 near the Santa Clara County line.

Letter to the editor: Use resources wisely

Thank you for your front page gift of contrasting portrayals of two local women. I enjoyed this study in character and personality.

Guest view: Newsom’s confusing decrees

Californians are rightfully confused by the rapid, even erratic, changes of course that Gov. Gavin Newsom has steered in recent weeks after drawing praise for his early and straightforward actions in the first days of the public health crisis.

Letter: Make remote meeting access permanent

As a longtime advocate for open government access in San Benito County, though, I can say with certainty that allowing virtual access to public meetings—along with allowing traditional in-person involvement—would improve the level of openness in local government.