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Opinion: Moving Main Street forward

By   /  Friday, July 23rd, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Startups, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Moving Main Street forward

By Judy Mahan What a difference a year makes — and when the year was 2020, this couldn’t be more true. It is beyond refreshing to see San Luis Obispo County’s Main Street areas back to their pre-pandemic hustle and bustle: diners enjoying non-socially distanced meals, yoga studios at full capacity, retailers serving their customers Read More →

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Opinion: A better way to pay for carbon emissions

By   /  Friday, July 16th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Marcus Thomson The recent extreme heat in the Western United States and Canada is remarkable. But events like these are made more likely, and more severe, because of the contribution of greenhouse gas emissions to climate change. We should expect the consequences to be far-reaching, with mainly negative impacts on land and ocean ecosystems, Read More →

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Opinion: After 75 years, the best is yet to come for French Hospital in SLO

By   /  Friday, July 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Alan Iftiniuk After one of the most challenging years the health care industry has ever faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, French Hospital Medical Center has reason to celebrate. The facility has reached a significant milestone: serving the community of San Luis Obispo County for 75 years. In 1946, Edison French, MD, set out Read More →

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Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School The Supreme Court tossed out a California law requiring nonprofits to report their major donors to state officials. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said the law, intended to fight fraud, subjected donors to potential harassment and violated their First Amendment rights. Dana Brakman Reiser, a legal scholar Read More →

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Opinion: Poor communication has many financial clients playing darts in the dark

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  No Comments

By John Grace Does this sound familiar to you? • 71% of people are worried about the rising costs of healthcare. • 67% worry about rising costs of living. • 66% are afraid market downturns will affect their savings. • Only 1/3 have broached the subject with their advisor. These are the findings of The Read More →

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Opinion: Why investors fell in love with SPACs — and how the bubble burst

By   /  Thursday, July 1st, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Daniele D’Alvia, Queen Mary University of London What do Taylor Swift’s record company and Asian “superapp” Grab have in common? They are both part of Wall Street’s recent deal-making fad: special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). SPACs are shell companies that are floated on the stock market with one purpose: to buy another company. This Read More →

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Opinion: CRT in schools debate generates more heat than light

By   /  Thursday, July 1st, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Steven Mintz The teaching of critical race theory in public schools is a hot topic and raises the question of whether it should be taught in our schools. What is it trying to accomplish? Supporters say it teaches K-12 students about equality and inequities in society. Critics claim it is teaching students that America Read More →

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