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Op/ed: Obamacare, and where we go from here

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Obamacare, and where we go from here

By Jim Wisdom The early results are in for the Affordable Care Act. What are the results and who are the early winners and losers? More importantly, what should we expect in 2015 and beyond? In California, 3.1 million people enrolled in a health-insurance plan through either Covered California, the state’s new health care exchange, Read More →

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Op/ed: Scholarships are investments that pay dividends for generations

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Scholarships are investments that pay dividends for generations

Higher education remains transformative for many students and their families. It is truly an investment that will pay dividends for generations.

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Op/ed: The Bob Hatch legacy, and lessons learned from a great mentor

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The Bob Hatch legacy, and lessons learned from a great mentor

By Gina Keough I joined the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce team in 1999. As staff, we saw President and CEO Bob Hatch’s business side, his military side, his funny side, his serious side, his angry side and his human side. Perhaps a better title than president and CEO would be “mentor.” What makes Read More →

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Op/ed: Our work to prevent gun violence is just beginning

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  2 Comments

It has been just over a month since the tragedy in Isla Vista. The news camera crews are gone. The daily media coverage has waned. But we can’t let the urgent sense that more must be done to prevent gun violence leave us.

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Op/ed: The nexus of poverty, education and economic development

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The nexus of poverty, education and economic development

Persistent poverty can only be addressed by building a system that allows for economic mobility.

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Op/ed: Providing law enforcement with the tools to fight gun violence

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Latest news  /  1 Comment

I am committed to working on legislation in Washington that will help us address some of the current systematic failings and provide law enforcement more tools in the toolbox to help prevent future tragedies.

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Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

Dear editor: As you mention in your May 30 column, Isla Vista is a unique situation. It is a very dense, student-dominated (and therefore non-permanent) population that is fairly effectively cut off from outside influences. I think, at the end of the day, UC Santa Barbara has to be the entity to step in. The Read More →

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