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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes from the Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina shares his goals for the year, which include more transparency.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The State of Education

Hollister School District trustee Rob Bernosky shares his thoughts on how the new governor's budget could affect education.

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COMMENTARY: Tribute for Martha Moses

In this contributed commentary, resident Joan Sattler shares a tribute on her friend Martha Moses.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: On Immigration Reform

In this contributed opinion, Aurelio Zuniga shares his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

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Leia Bernabe, Johnny's one on one aide (left), John Schilling (center), and his nurse Veronica Guerra (right). Veronica was with him for many years, and is a close family friend. Photos and captions provided by Casandra Guerrero, SBHS Special Education Specialist.

COMMENTARY: Schilling made everyone's day ten times better

Vanessa Kirchner reflects on the radiant qualities and life of San Benito High School student John Schilling.

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Robert Rivas at a 2017 town hall meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Moving Forward

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas says he looks forward to having the opportunity to work on behalf of the 30th State Assembly District in Sacramento to make the California Dream a reality for all.

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Hollister City Hall. File Photo.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thanks for the opportunity to serve

Hollister City Councilmember Mickie Solorio Luna contributes this letter of thanks to be posted on BenitoLink as she leaves office.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: High-school struggles are real, even more so for parents of teens

The school year is in full swing, yet some are still having trouble adjusting.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I think Measure G is essential to fix the roads

Mary Schneider says roads will get worse without local support.

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Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. File Photo.

COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure G and the economy

Scott Fuller shares his reasons for supporting the upcoming transportation sales tax.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G and local highways

Greg Swett shares his thoughts on the proposed transportation sales tax and a VTA traffic analysis.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Former students speak on Measure X

Melinda Soares-Furtado and Joshua Sanchez share their thoughts on the Gavilan College bond measure.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I’m voting Yes on G

Graham Mackie shares his reasons for supporting Measure G.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A citizen’s perspective on Measure G

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares thoughts on dealing with traffic and road issues.

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Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. Photo provided.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Tax Payers Under Attack

Resident Noreen Martin writes that tax costs add up for residents living on fixed income.

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Ruth Hermosillo and Mickie Luna. Photo provided.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Re-elect Mickie Solorio Luna for Hollister City Council District 2

Luna receives endorsements from Hollister Police Officers Association, Hollister Firefighters Association and more.

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Highway 25 Bypass Gone Bad. Photo provided.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I cannot support Measure G, even as a daily Highway 25 commuter!

Trying to get honest answers to Measure G has been a bad experience. Better to start over and get a roads tax that voters can have confidence in.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Broad Community Support for Measure G

Community members, civic leaders, businesses as well as local farmers support effort to fix roads, improve safety, and reduce congestion.

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