July 15, 2019
  • 11:30 am Cartoon: Vaping
  • 7:30 am Workers’ rights attorney Kipp Mueller launches campaign for State Senate
  • 10:00 am College of the Canyons professor Warren Heaton to challenge Sen. Scott Wilk
  • 10:00 am Military veteran Chris Werthe kicks off Santa Clarita City Council campaign
  • 2:15 pm Assemblymember Christy Smith secures $6.5 million from state budget for local projects

As Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida panhandle this week, supporters of President Donald J. Trump – especially the poor, rural whites across the south who resonated with his “America First” message and voted for him in 2016 against their own self-interest – deserved some moral leadership from their president.    Instead of visiting the hurricane […]

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When you vote on Nov. 6, expect to see this phrase a lot: continue voting on next page.

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On Saturday Oct. 6, Judge Brett Kavanaugh became Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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In the Trump era, when a week can feel like a lifetime, last week felt like an eternity.

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For decades polls have demonstrated a consistent, overwhelming plurality of Americans favor a woman’s right to choose and access to safe, legal abortion. This is a major reason why Democratic senators have lined up against President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, federal district judge Brett Kavanaugh.   Elections have consequences. One of them is […]

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With less than two months to go until the U.S. midterm elections, our local politicians and candidates are emerging from their most interesting ten days or so in, well, forever – more on that in a moment – while on the national level, President Donald J. Trump’s growing dumpster fire of woes increase the likelihood […]

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Over the past few weeks, a non-stop series of escalating disasters have plagued the Trump presidency. In no particular order… Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of multiple federal crimes, and he faces the start of yet another criminal trial September 24. Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal […]

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Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

The city of Santa Clarita is abuzz with talk about how to combat homelessness. Nobody, it seems, is unsympathetic to the cause. Debates will soon flare up between the left and right about who sympathizes with the plight of the homeless more. Yet there seem to be no solutions on the table for how to […]

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Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

In July, the Santa Clarita City Council decided to take the next steps it felt were necessary to combat homelessness. While supposedly only updating language for clarity, these new restrictions would impose up to $500 fines for sleeping in vehicles or possessing materials such as sleeping bags in public places. The faulty logic behind these […]

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Perhaps he thinks corporations have our best interests in mind. Maybe reelection is more important than his constituents’ well-being. Congressman Steve Knight, who represents the 25th Congressional District, recently voted against ordinary folks — Republicans, Independents and Democrats. Congressman Knight voted against taxpayers. Knight voted to get rid of the Orderly Liquidation Authority, which requires […]

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