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Gerrymandering 6.28.2019

The high court also rules yesterday that partisan gerrymandering of congressional and legislative districts is none of its business. That decision leaves state officials free from federal court challenges to their plans to shape districts to blatantly help their parties. One local example locally was congresswoman Lois Capps “ribbon of shame”, the 24th congressional district…

Supreme Court Ruling 6.28.2019

The US Supreme court rules against the Trump administration’s question on citizenship in the upcoming 2020 census. The ruling by chief justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices sends that case back to a federal court for further consideration. The government must soon start printing materials to carry out the census, so it…

Another Tax 6.28.2019

Some property owners in downtown San Luis Obispo are upset about a proposed new tax on the property-based improvement district to pay for so called Ambassadors who will counsel homeless people about cleanliness issues in downtown. Some are upset that a minority group of 100 property owners should be taxed $400,000 to fund the services.…

Congressman Devin Nunes 6.28.2019

Congressman Devin Nunes will appear later today at a republican party fundraiser near Pismo Beach. The central valley congressman is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump. People in the south county democratic party say they are organizing a protest this afternoon, outside the fundraiser. In April a fundraiser scheduled in Fresno county was canceled…

Colonel Bill Hatch 6.28.2019

A ceremony to be held tomorrow morning to honor and remember Colonel Bill Hatch, who died recently after a battle with cancer. Colonel Hatch began his army career in 1968, when he reported to West Point. After graduating from the US military academy, Hatch commanded an Apache attack helicopter battalion that spearheaded the Iraqi republican…

Neil Bernard Olsen 6.27.2019

One sad note this morning. Neil Olsen died last week after complications from a routine heart procedure. Olsen lived in Paso Robles for over sixty years. He attended Cal Poly back in 1954 and began farming in Paso Robles after he got out of the army in 1961. He and his wife Gisela were the…