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Trump Victory is All About the Economy

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We need to listen and talk to everyone, especially those who disagree with us.

Guest Columns

CalCoastNews’ Karen Velie: The “Journalist” Con

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I know a few things about journalism that most people don’t know, and I know something about CalCoastNews’ Karen Velie that many in SLO County already know and more are finding out: She is a fake journalist. Dangerously fake.

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Why I’m Here

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SLO County politics can be challenging and, at times, excruciating. Our politics is a microcosm of what’s happening on the national stage. It’s sometimes difficult to find out what the truth is — and in the process of looking, there’s resistance. Resistance comes from our own prejudices and the prejudice forced onto us by outside influences. This heated political climate makes it difficult to understand or even appreciate opposing viewpoints.

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Why Civility is a False Political Issue in SLO County

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Civility drenched in irony is not civility. If anything, it’s become a political prop devoid of value.

Columns

Adam Hill Hysteria is Sabotaging Democracy

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An attack on Adam Hill is, quite literally, an attack on anyone who believes in democracy.

Columns

In Morro Bay, Consultant Costs Matter

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The Tribune praised Morro Bay mayor Jamie Irons as someone with an “unflappable demeanor,” but they didn’t take into account how much money his administration cost residents.

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How ethical is it to opine about politics outside of your hometown?

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Who is watching the watchdogs? Click on the headline to review Julie Tacker’s public record requests.

Columns

John Mack: Not the Best Choice for Police Union Endorsement

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After all, when one police association endorses him, another one gets his car towed. Mack doesn’t play by the rules.

Columns

The Truth Will Come Out, “Fire Adam Hill”

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It’s true. The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating the anonymous “Fire Adam Hill” organization.

Columns

With CalCoastNews, It’s Pay to Play

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In addition to placing their ads on CalCoastNews, advertisers earn protection. Those who don’t advertise get squeezed.