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Don’t throw all trade agreements out with TTIP

By   /  Friday, April 14th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Jamshid Damooei Our recent presidential election brought about a rare accord between the progressive and the populist fronts in rejecting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. I have no problem with the rejection of a trade agreement that focuses primarily on the interests of transnational corporations, international financial centers, agribusiness and giant chemical companies Read More →

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Central Coast foster care system needs more families

By   /  Friday, April 7th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Jim Roberts I believe it goes without saying, it is far better for our communities to solve local needs rather than depend upon the government. Right now on the Central Coast there is a significant need to which our families and individuals need to rally to solve. To put it bluntly, there are not Read More →

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Tri-county nonprofits need to adapt, innovate

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Charles Maxey and Linda Kimbrough Trump administration budget proposals should be sending early warning signals to the nation’s nonprofit organizations. The anticipated reductions in federal and, therefore, state spending will adversely impact many populations served by charitable organizations. At the same time, the need for services continues to rise. Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 study Read More →

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Community programs should not be chopped

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

By Marsha Bailey If you don’t speak acronym, you may not know what a “CDBG” or a “CDFI” is. You’re even less likely to know how these federal government programs, both of which are on the chopping block, impact you and your community. The Community Development Block Grant Program is a U.S. Department of Housing Read More →

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Workforce trends challenge for tri-county employers

By   /  Friday, March 17th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workforce trends challenge for tri-county employers

By Vlad Vaiman To formulate and implement a meaningful talent management strategy in an organization, its top leaders need to understand current workforce trends. These include a rapidly aging population, increased workplace diversity, significant skill deficiencies and employees’ changing attitudes. The rapidly aging U.S. population is felt in virtually all occupations. Even though the overall Read More →

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Gene technology raises ethical questions

By   /  Friday, March 10th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Gene technology raises ethical questions

By Frank Kalman A relatively obscure talk about genes was given at UC Santa Barbara recently by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a researcher and clinical oncologist at Columbia University and author of a Pulitzer Prize winning book, the “Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” It was, however, on par in terms of gravity with Read More →

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Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

By   /  Friday, March 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Stop asking Trump to release tax returns

Dear Editor: When I read your commentary, “Time for Trump to release tax returns, explain Russian ties” (Feb. 17 issue), I couldn’t believe my eyes. The editor of a business-oriented periodical spouting left-wing conspiracy theories and repeating fake news. Let me start by sharing my opinion that President Trump is a friend of the workingman Read More →

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