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Opinion: Why we are handing out tents during the coronavirus outbreak

How are people living on the streets expected to shelter-in-place?

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Opinion: Santa Rita is not the solution for housing San Francisco’s jail population

The City must find better ways to close the seismically unsafe County Jail #4

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A developer plans to demolish the buildings that house the Out of the Closet thrift store on Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Opinion: The demolition of Out of the Closet will hurt public health

The City needs to protect free public health service providers

A developer plans to demolish the buildings that house the Out of the Closet thrift store on Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The opioid crisis could be mitigated locally with the passage of Assembly Bill 362, which authorizes medical supervision for users of illicit drugs. (Shutterstock)

Opinion: The Tenderloin needs an innovation solution like safe injection sites

Criminalizing drug use is ineffective in curbing overdoses

The opioid crisis could be mitigated locally with the passage of Assembly Bill 362, which authorizes medical supervision for users of illicit drugs. (Shutterstock)
Frank Carlson was killed in a home invasion on April 18, 1974. (Courtesy Photo)

Justice and safety demand the longest term possible for brutal killer-rapist

Decades later, family members of victims continue to ask for killer’s sentence to be extended

Frank Carlson was killed in a home invasion on April 18, 1974. (Courtesy Photo)
An attack on a man collecting recyclables in the Bayview District was captured on video and went viral last month. (Courtesy image)

Opinion: Attack on senior highlights need for multicultural solutions

More services needed to bring community together

An attack on a man collecting recyclables in the Bayview District was captured on video and went viral last month. (Courtesy image)
Teachers and supporters rally to protest potential education cuts outside the San Francisco Unified School District office before a meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Opinion: We need greater transparency for San Francisco schools

The current school district budgeting process does not work

Teachers and supporters rally to protest potential education cuts outside the San Francisco Unified School District office before a meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An attack on an elderly man collecting cans on Feb. 22, 2020 was captured on video.

Restorative justice is exactly what’s needed in the case of the attack on a Bayview elder

Assault that went viral on video could lead to healing in the community

An attack on an elderly man collecting cans on Feb. 22, 2020 was captured on video.
A rule presented by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would allow insurers to shift more prescription costs onto patients. (Courtesy photo)

Trump administration’s new insurance rule puts sick patients at risk

Proposal ultimately would drive up healthcare spending

A rule presented by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would allow insurers to shift more prescription costs onto patients. (Courtesy photo)
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Mayor Breed should withdraw her endorsement of Michael Bloomberg

Endorsing the former NYC mayor is ‘no different than endorsing discrimination and hate’

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San Francisco’s communications choice ordinance is working

By Preston Rhea San Francisco’s Communications Choice ordinance is alive and well,…

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Imprisoning children isn’t an ‘immigration policy’

By Aaron Fellmeth Last summer, the Trump Administration adopted new rules that,…

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Tana Hampton, mother of Jamaica Hampton, speaks about her son outside Mission Police Station on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 after he was shot Saturday morning during an altercation with SFPD officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

I’ve experienced amputation. The Jamaica Hampton story is personal for me.

By Roisin Isner In December, Jamaica Hampton, 24, was shot multiple times…

Tana Hampton, mother of Jamaica Hampton, speaks about her son outside Mission Police Station on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 after he was shot Saturday morning during an altercation with SFPD officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Muni Kirkland Yard at Beach and Stockton streets near Pier 39. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

District 3 can do its part to house Muni drivers

An article in The Examiner on February 6th titled “Muni may provide…

The Muni Kirkland Yard at Beach and Stockton streets near Pier 39. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Letters: Taxing bicycles would discourage cycling and disproportionately harm low-income riders

Dear Editor: I disagree with Sally Stephen’s recent opinion piece in which…

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Letter: Pharmacists need more time to help patients and catch mistakes

Letter: Pharmacists need more time to help patients and catch mistakes

The three main functions of a pharmacist are to provide safe, effective,…

Letter: Pharmacists need more time to help patients and catch mistakes
Long term care ombudsmen provide essential support for seniors

Long term care ombudsmen provide essential support for seniors

Two years ago, I answered a newspaper ad seeking volunteers to become…

Long term care ombudsmen provide essential support for seniors
Fur ban and food production regulations may be unconstitutional

Fur ban and food production regulations may be unconstitutional

California’s commerce clause cage-fight

Fur ban and food production regulations may be unconstitutional
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a good way to help low-income people get the housing they need. (Courtesy photo)

Increase funding for housing choice voucher program to help end homelessness

An open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Dianne Feinstein

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a good way to help low-income people get the housing they need. (Courtesy photo)
Moms 4 Housing moved into a vacant investor-owned home on Magnolia Street in Oakland on Nov. 18, 2019.

Federal representatives need to take action to solve the housing crisis

By Shahid Buttar This month in Oakland, hundreds of people took to…

Moms 4 Housing moved into a vacant investor-owned home on Magnolia Street in Oakland on Nov. 18, 2019.