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What I Learned at Wounded Knee

Death, Defiance, and Defining Moments

“Getting pictures of my dead brother,” she said. “I know you reporters. All this is just a job for you.” Read story.

March of the Mutt-Mitted Zombies

A re-branding effort is underway for county mental health, but what about the Puff Unit? Read story.

Misery at the Missions

Cross of Thorns revises accounts of California Indian life under Spanish rule. Read story.

To Tell or Not?

How honest should you be about an early Alzheimer's diagnosis? Read story.

What I Learned at Wounded Knee

Death, Defiance, and Defining Moments

“Getting pictures of my dead brother,” she said. “I know you reporters. All this is just a job for you.” Read story.

The Homeless Bill of Rights

Reclaiming Our Public Square

Capitalism works with advertisements that stoke our hunger for bigger, better, faster, more, all the while shielding our eyes from the real human costs. Read story.

Imprisoning Families for Profit

Immigration Policies that Jail Women and Children Not a Solution

Current immigration policy is leading to broken families and broken lives. Read story.

To Each His Own

A Nation Retreats into the Shadows of American Greatness

A nation retreats into the shadows of American Greatness. Read story.

A Red Tide of Money

PACs Spread Hate and Distrust by the Millions

The red tide has swept the country and washed away blue and purple constituencies nationwide. Read story.

Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Hijab requires looking beyond the outer cloth to the thoughts and actions of the person within. Read story.

The Song Remains the Same

Curiously, the war on ISIS is funded on both sides by the same Gulf states. Read story.

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Fearful on the Pass

I drive Highway 154 every day and have a near death experience at least once a week. Read Letter

Don't Be Drunk and Destructive

I urge all to designate a sober driver before festivities begin. Read Letter

Alisal Commons Park May Become Water Treatment Plant

City of Solvang planning meetings today. Read Letter

'We the People' Shrink When We Don't Vote

There are 196,998 registered voters, of whom 114,106 cast votes, or 57 percent. That's just 26 percent of the population Read Letter

Survival Math

The price to live in paradise? Read Letter

Everystory

I was so glad to read the stories about people Surviving Santa Barbara Read Letter

Speaking of Fair Trade …

Consider shopping at artist-friendly venues this holiday season. Read Letter

Sea Level Rise Slowing?

Well, that would mean an average of 180 feet in 10,000 years, or an average of 1.8 feet in a hundred, or 21.6 inches a century. Read Letter

Monopoly Despondency

It’s a shame that good service is not the work ethic of Cox TV cable service. Read Letter

Goleta Speed Trap!

CHP to right of them, CHP to left of them … Read Letter

Magnificent Milpas

The incidental purchase of a motel on Milpas. Read Letter

Save Alisal Commons Park

Many reasons that Alisal Commons Park is the wrong place for Solvang's water treatment plant. Read Letter

Milpas District Includes Salary?

I read with interest about the new Milpas business improvement district. Read Letter

Bike Station Math

Our City Council recently voted to spend only $348,000 for a new 200-square-foot bike station at the Transit Center. Read Letter

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