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In support of Sonoma Valley Hospital

Posted on April 25, 2017

This editorial in favor of extending the hospital parcel tax originally ran in February, but the argument, and our support, remain... Continue

Every day is Earth Day

Posted on April 20, 2017
Every day is Earth Day

Unless you’ve got a secret hide-away on Mars, this planet is all you’ve got, and all that any of us has got. Given that... Continue

Why do we plan?

Posted on April 6, 2017

One of the common refrains we hear around town is that “things are changing.” Some say this with enthusiasm, while others... Continue

The business of government

Posted on March 23, 2017

Local government was constituted to serve the interests of the citizens, interests expressed by democratically elected representatives.... Continue

The nature of NIMBYism

Posted on March 8, 2017

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is a pejorative term used to describe neighbors who don’t want change. In public land use policy just... Continue

Fake news in the post-truth era

Posted on February 23, 2017
Fake news in the post-truth era

The proliferation of social media – Facebook, Twitter and the like – has unleashed a torrent of opinion from tens of millions... Continue

Support for Measure A – Sonoma County’s cannabis tax

Posted on February 15, 2017
Support for Measure A - Sonoma County's cannabis tax

Last year The Sun provided some perspective on the “Potconomy,” the coming of the legalization of marijuana. In that article,... Continue

Trump vs. the undocumented

Posted on January 25, 2017

Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Normally, we would not devote our editorial to matters of national import,... Continue

Opinion: In support of the upcoming women’s march

Posted on January 18, 2017
Opinion: In support of the upcoming women's march

On January 21st, the day after Inauguration Day, people all over America are marching in support of women’s rights, health,... Continue

Pimping Sonoma

Posted on January 4, 2017
Pimping Sonoma

We hate sounding harsh, but find it difficult to mince words when it comes to exploiting Sonoma’s charm and reputation for money.... Continue