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When politicians perpetuate the death penalty against the will of the people

Progressive Alabamians faced an election night last year that was by turns terrifying and soul-crushing, but also, when it comes to criminal justice reform, vaguely hopeful. While many ...

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Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s abominably long and freakish experimentation with the death penalty. That’s ...

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Going Somewhere for the Holidays?

For years, I have made people aware in newspapers and speeches how my life changed 25 years ago after a drunken driver hit me. I was 16 then. ...

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Congress Shouldn’t Let Flood Insurance Program Expire

Unless Congress takes action, the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Sept. 30. While NFIP isn’t a household name, it’s often the only flood insurance ...

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The Miramar Air Show: Just Don’t Go

The San Diego Veterans For Peace is now in our second year of working to influence the public away from attending the Miramar Air Show.  We view American militarism ...

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International Overdose Awareness Day August 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is held August 31st worldwide; events are held to acknowledge and honor the memories of loved ones we have lost to accidental overdose. ...

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It’s way too hot

In Arizona, where temperatures now routinely muscle their way to 120 degrees or more, folks can fry eggs on the sidewalk and bake cookies in cars giving new ...

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“March against Sharia” Baited Muslims to Counter-Protest by Equating Sharia to FGM

On June 10, ACT for America conducted so-called “March against Sharia” events in some 20 states and 28 cities across America.  In the announcement on their webpage they ...

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Let Freedom Ring!

It is time for barbecues, fireworks, and/or enjoying Classic Car shows. Parties often include alcohol and can turn from festive to fatal if driving is involved. Before drinking, ...

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Oceanside Station, Third Track – A Letter from the NCTD Executive Director

Dear Stakeholders and Interested People: NCTD has received feedback regarding the operations of trains at the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) – specifically new operations and staging of trains ...

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Instead of four Oceanside voting districts, why not five?

Now that the Oceanside City Council is currently on a path to carve up the city into four (4) districts, the question has to be asked, “Why not ...

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El Camino Students Working to Prevent more Tragedies

Students Looking for Support at Tonight’s Board Meeting Dear Members of the Oceanside Community, The student body of El Camino High School lost a beloved student, Majesty Prado, ...

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Celebrate Prom and Graduation Safely

Near the end of high school, fancy dresses and stylish tuxedos come out for prom.  Seniors also prepare for college, military, and/or work.  A lesson from my life ...

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Constituents Stonewalled by their Congressional Representative in CA 49th District

This week, the people of the 49th district are hosting a public townhall meeting in Vista intended to give Representative Darrell Issa a chance to meet with his ...

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Remembering Oceanside

My dad, and OHS class of ’70 grad, sent me this poem from a snowy Kansas City. Thought it might be appreciated by your readers. -Mason Leaf Oceanside ...

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