Opinion

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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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Two teens wearing jeans and sneakers. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

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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COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G needed to improve local roads

Accountability measures require all funds in San Benito County to be used for road and transportation projects.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: 365 times a year we will get up an hour early

Community member states Daylight Saving Time is unhealthy.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure G

Fix San Benito roads and reduce traffic.

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

COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G

For those who question the wisdom of massive growth.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why more people do not run for public office

Many successful business people, the kind we need in elected positions, do not run for office. An ugly letter received by a candidate demonstrates why.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: 100 Million Good Reasons to Oppose the Gavilan Bond

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” – English proverb

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