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OP-ED: Raising the tobacco tax
There are lots of good reasons to raise California’s tax on tobacco, not the least of which is that when cigarettes are more expensive, fewer kids smoke. California’s existing tobacco tax hasn’t been raised since a voter-approved initiative in 1998. California is a high-tax state. But becau...
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Editor’s note
During election season, the Daily Journal does not accept guest perspective submissions from candidates for office or on election-related topics such as local measures. Letters to the editor of about 250 words on election-related topics or from candidates for office will be accepted....
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Letter: Hold our representatives accountable
Editor, Who says a single citizen can do little to change a bureaucratic organization like the San Mateo County Harbor District? John Ullom, a private citizen who has done much to bring previously bad practices of the Harbor District to light, was just acknowledged by the interim general manager in...
Letter FULL STORY
 
Letter: Such a deal
Editor, I chuckle when newspapers describe public bonds by totaling the payments made over their term. No doubt reporters think bigger numbers catch more eyeballs. For those who think this is a reasonable approach, let’s walk through a “deal” which is anything but, based on current interes...
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Letter: Gender discrimination isn’t causing unequal pay issues
Editor, Our representative, Jackie Speier, tries to make a case for passing an “Equal Rights Amendment” for women in her guest perspective, “Leveling the playing field” in the Aug. 26 edition of the Daily Journal. Maybe the title of her piece should read “Level the paying field,” inst...
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Letter: Why closing the Bridgepoint ice rink is a terrible idea
The Daily Journal received a copy of this letter addressed to the San Mateo City Council, Each and every day, we (the Save the Rink Citizens Committee) receive emails from the public asking to keep the ice rink at Bridgepointe for the community. We asked these citizens to contact you to let you kno...
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Letter: Do not squander collaborative efforts to address housing need
Editor, I read with great concern the Sept. 2 Daily Journal article entitled “Officials differ over affordable teacher housing.” The story describes the commendable actions of the South San Francisco city manager and City Council to reach out to South San Francisco Unified School District Boar...
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Brush fire near I-280 contained
A brush fire off the side of northbound Interstate 280 near Belmont has been contained, officials s..
US employers added 173K jobs in Aug.; rate falls to 5.1 pct.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a mo..
With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license
MOREHEAD, Ky. — A gay couple emerged from a Kentucky county clerk's office with a marriage license..
Benghazi panel interviews more of Clinton's inner circle
WASHINGTON — The chairman of a congressional panel investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks said ..
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