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Mental Illness Requires Treatment, Not Incarceration

The U.S. population of mentally ill persons and society at large would benefit from services. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic

The fact is that building the extra 101 lane, as proposed, will take all local road-improvement money for decades. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

World Plenary Talks Rumble and Stumble to Completion

As countries rich and poor debate, we hold our breath, waiting for an inadvertent decision that means game over. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fe(a)Rguson

Fear and racism blind us to our common humanity. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

No CLASS in Affordable Care Act

Custodial care services due to chronic physical or cognitive disability is missing from national insurance program. Read story.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bare-Knuckle Politics — Santa Barbara-Style

Jersey girls need never be homesick — Hoboken–style brass-knuckle battle infects 101 Widening Initiative. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stress Less Holiday Tips

Ideas that will let you negotiate three common tricky situations successfully. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Climate Change Talks Drag On in Lima

Nothing at UN conference indicates we're there to respond to worldwide emergency. Read story.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Editor’s Note: Indy Publisher Tapped for Public Post

Joe Cole is expected to be appointed to Montecito Planning Commission Tuesday. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Making Things Better on the Eastside

Eastside Business Improvement District will do just that. Read story.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Michael Brown and Matthew Berg: Two Victims of Excessive Police Force

Questions about the shooting of Matthew Berg on the Santa Ynez River Bridge remain. Read story.

Monday, December 1, 2014

What I Learned at Wounded Knee

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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Homeless Bill of Rights

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Imprisoning Families for Profit

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To Each His Own

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

Monday, November 17, 2014
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