Guest Writers

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Opinion: Where, Oh Where, Should the Raiders Play?

The Raiders thought they finally found a place to play next season, only to find out they're not wanted in San Francisco. Not by the mayor, and certainly not by the team that still calls itself the San Franc...
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If Fresno Does This, Homelessness Ends Tomorrow

(Author’s note: This fictional account illustrates the events, policy changes and political will it would take to end homelessness in our community.) The New Year started off normal enough, but before Februa...
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Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think.

The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue. As of June 2018, 49 percent of Americans consider themselves pro-choice, while 45 percent consider themselves pro-life. Voices from both sides flood social media feeds, while newspapers, radio an...
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Opinion: New York Abortion Law Allows Infanticide

As a child in the early 90’s, I would sometimes visit the old Valley Children’s Hospital at Shields and Millbrook avenues, where my father worked. The NICU unit was near my dad’s office, and there was an outsid...
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Jim Patterson: Newsom Is Right to Order DMV Overhaul

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been a source of frustration for employees and customers for as long as anyone can remember. I started pushing for major reforms of this department in 2016 when my office was flooded with calls from truck driv...
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