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Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

California’s experiment with a market-based solution to reduce carbon emissions took a step toward becoming a reality Aug. 22, when the latest round of bidding for cap-and-trade permits went off without a hitch. In fact, the permit auction drew close to $1 billion, creating perhaps as much as $640 million in revenue for the state. Read More →

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Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

It’s time for communities across the tri-county region to cast off their legacy of squabbling over sales tax revenue and work together on a robust model for economic vitality. That was our takeaway after traveling to Colorado’s Front Range cities of Boulder and Denver with business and community leaders from the San Luis Obispo Chamber Read More →

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Our view: Carrizo Plains monument not right for development

By   /  Friday, August 11th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Carrizo Plains monument not right for development

Now that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has begun removing some of the 21 land-based national monuments from consideration for energy or other commercial development, he should add the Carrizo Plains National Monument to his list of protected sites. In recent days, Zinke has indicated that the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, Moon National Monument Read More →

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Our view: Housing shortage spurs exodus to other states

By   /  Friday, August 4th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Housing shortage spurs exodus to other states

While California’s housing crisis has begun to trigger a backlash, with some cities hunkering down behind NIMBY walls, the dire shortage of homes is having big impacts on other states. In Colorado, an influx of young, upwardly mobile professionals is fueling a boom in apartment building, driving rents higher and triggering an affordable housing crisis. Read More →

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Our view: Grant will help museum create sustainable future

By   /  Friday, July 28th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Grant will help museum create sustainable future

Ventura County has taken a big step toward creating a living legacy for future generations with interim funding to bolster the Museum of Ventura County. A $125,000 grant was approved by the Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote on July 25, paving the way for the city of Ventura and private donors to step Read More →

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Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

These days, the headlines on the housing front are grim indeed. The New York Times described Coastal California as being in the middle of a full blown crisis with average home prices crossing $500,000 and making much of the state out of reach for all but the wealthiest families. Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet Read More →

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Our view: Fire season has begun; region better prepared

By   /  Friday, July 14th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Fire season has begun; region better prepared

The brush fires that scorched more than 40,000 acres in the tri-county region after the July 4 holiday are a reminder that spring growth after winter rains fuels danger in the summer. Fire is an ever-present danger in the West, as fires raging in California, Canada and Colorado remind us. As the current round of Read More →

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