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Open Mic: School Districts Must Support LGBTQIA+ Community

"White supremacy and hatred toward LGBTQIA+ people are alive in Sonoma County," a group of local leaders writes.

Open Mic: Stop the Sweeps

"Sweeping homeless encampments is not a solution because it does not address a problem," Sonoma Acts of Kindness writes.

The Backlash: Cannabis Under Fire

Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the cannabis closet the Biden administration announced that...

Letters to the Editor: A Mom Grieves

In response to your story "North Bay Teens Talk About Cannabis During Quarantine" (March 10), the author Jonah Raskin...

Open Mic: Learning from a Katsura Tree

By Scott Reilly I left my home and the sounds of the ocean, so close were the waves as I sat...

Open Mic: First Blossoms

The first blossoms of the spring season’s colors have exploded, coaxed on by the sun and the rains. Sunbeams earthward-bound...

Letters to the Editor: Homes and Forests

My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a home or loved ones during a fire. That must...

CBD and Epilepsy

Grower’s self-experiment works It’s already mid-March. Spring is nearly here and pot farmers are itching to plant their cash crop...

Open Mic: P-Walking in Marin

A funny thing happened on the way to buy my daily scratcher. I was pulled over by a motorcycle...

D’Mitra Smith: Thank You Barbie Robinson

D'Mitra Smith argues that local media and politicians did not properly honor the achievements of outgoing Sonoma County Health Services Director Barbie Robinson.
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