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Health Care and a Health Scare

Then the Bills Came In

If you are not wealthy, an elected official, work for a big business or government agency, then you can’t afford health care in the United States. Read story.

County Supes Don’t Just Talk About the Weather; They Actually Do Something!

County supes consider buying green energy, and a UCSB prof wants more reporting on climate change. Read story.

Barney Brantingham Retires

After 60 years in journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat columnist hangs up his typewriter. Read story.

Current Events Viewed from (Way) Afar

Extra-terrestrial concerned about Earth direction. Read story.

Health Care and a Health Scare

Then the Bills Came In

If you are not wealthy, an elected official, work for a big business or government agency, then you can’t afford health care in the United States. Read story.

Not as Stormy as Stormy Daniels

But Losing Environmental Protections Is Much More Dangerous

But losing environmental protections is much more dangerous. Read story.

Better Ideas for ExxonMobil

The Terrible Optics of the Proposed Trucking Plan

CAB is surprised ExxonMobil did not stop and consider the terrible optics of the proposed trucking plan. Read story.

Turning the Tide on Invisible Pollution

California's Next Governor Must Address Long-Ignored Water-Quality Issues

California's next governor will inherit, and must address, long-ignored water-quality issues. Read story.

Anthony Bourdain and the Perils of Fundraising

The Sordid Outcomes of a Quality of Education Based on Property Values

Who could have predicted the sordid outcomes of a system that bases the quality of a child's education on the market value of their parents' home? Read story.

Killing Ends the Universe for All

We start to forget victims' own rich lives, the fact that they lived a life as we are now. Read story.

Holiday Awkward

Hoping for a winter anywhere but here. Read story.

Got something on your mind? Send us a letter: letters@independent.com

Inciteful

I thoroughly enjoyed Kay Zare's piece on fundraising and Anthony Bourdain. Read Letter

Good Kartma

Consider returning someone else's cart when you head into the store and using it for your shopping. Read Letter

A Fine Friend

California (and, indeed, areas beyond) has lost a great public contributor. Read Letter

Rubbish!

I just read the nonsense response by Sheriff Bill Brown and the other cronies about the excuses of non-notification during the Goleta fire. Read Letter

Sgt. Freddy

I just want to acknowledge the genuine hero. Read Letter

Superfund Sites

Regarding Casmalia and other disasters … Read Letter

Situational Awareness

Alternative alerting systems are invaluable in situations like the Holiday Fire where other methods lag or fail completely. Read Letter

Health-Care System Collapsing

Health-care costs, including deductibles and copays, have greatly increased. Read Letter

Plants for Clouds

Consider the climate when selecting drought-tolerant treatments for yards. Read Letter

About New County Districts

A number of key differences exist between the Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission and the RIG initiative. Read Letter

East Cat Canyon Jobs

The local chapter of American GI Forum supports Aera Energy's proposed redevelopment of its existing East Cat Canyon oil field. Read Letter

Underwhelmed

In this age of questions about Russian pawns and unethical behavior, being able to have a quiet chuckle is appreciated. Read Letter

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