Friday, May 27, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 12

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Follow the money: The Sun takes a look at who's funding whom in the 24th Congressional District race

Everybody wants a piece of California’s 24th Congressional District. Last April, longtime Congresswoman Lois Capps announced that she would retire at the end of her term. Political jockeying and campaign fundraising didn’t hesitate. Within a few days of her announcement, contenders were already proclaiming their intentions to grab the seat, and additional candidates weren’t far behind. In the 13 months since, millions of dollars have been raised to get those candidates to the finish line. As far as congression... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Public education is necessary for a successful society

Public education has always been the glue that binds our citizens together and forms the foundation for our democracy. The very birth of our nation was created on the premise of free public education for all. Our founding fathers believed it was the duty of all adults in a community to provide an education for the children. The premise was that a community is healthiest when its children are well educated so that they ca... [ Read More ]

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