Opinion

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COVID-19 crisis shows need to close digital divide

State legislature should keep funding for alternative education programs such as Calbright College

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Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’

Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’

The City needs to step up for renters post-COVID

Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’
Portsmouth Square in Chinatown is an important open space for the neighborhood’s residents, many of whom live in densely-occupied SROs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco’s health and recovery bond leaves Chinatown behind

By Ding Lee San Francisco’s effort to recover from the pandemic with…

Portsmouth Square in Chinatown is an important open space for the neighborhood’s residents, many of whom live in densely-occupied SROs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tents line the sidewalk along Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin lawsuit will have catastrophic impact on homeless residents

UC Hastings should sign pledge disavowing sweeps, increased policing

Tents line the sidewalk along Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A protester kneels outside the Mission Police Station during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The legacy of white privilege and power is pain, anger and fear

By Dante King As we continue to witness the gruesome effects and…

A protester kneels outside the Mission Police Station during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Democrats need to talk about taxes as well as cuts

By Jeremy Pilaar Earlier this month, officials revealed the devastating toll COVID-19…

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of many large congregate shelters such as the Next Door Shelter. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A new vision for emergency shelter services

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing nonprofits and officials to rethink services for the homeless

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of many large congregate shelters such as the Next Door Shelter. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Letters: Notification legislation could prevent unnecessary animal deaths

To the editor: In August 2019, I found an abandoned German Shepherd…

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The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Asian, Latino and black communities. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco needs to change to reverse racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths

By Rev. Norman Fong, Antonio Diaz, and Kevine Boggess Compared to many…

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Asian, Latino and black communities. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Japantown’s Peace Plaza – a chance to heal

By Jon Osaki Shattered tiles, forced removal, and broken promises. To those…

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Unions are a voice for workers during and after the pandemic

By Adam Wood Christian Smalls was fired from his warehouse job in…

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Budget cuts to higher education will aggravate existing inequalities and harm the most vulnerable students, faculty, and staff.(Mike Koozmin/Examiner file photo)

We need smart spending, not dumb cuts for higher ed

By Larry Hanley, Brad Erickson and Juliette Hua California colleges and universities…

Budget cuts to higher education will aggravate existing inequalities and harm the most vulnerable students, faculty, and staff.(Mike Koozmin/Examiner file photo)
Tents were spaced apart for social distancing at an encampment site for the homeless set up by advocates in the Bayview District on May 1; the site has since been dismantled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Safe sleeping sites are a critical step during pandemic

The City must explore all possible solutions to its homelessness crisis

Tents were spaced apart for social distancing at an encampment site for the homeless set up by advocates in the Bayview District on May 1; the site has since been dismantled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Doriene Hill, a library technician at the San Francisco Public Library Richmond branch, packs food bags into a crate at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

In the midst of a crisis, California needs to improve access to food aid

By Scott Wiener and Paul Ash As the number of new CalFresh…

Doriene Hill, a library technician at the San Francisco Public Library Richmond branch, packs food bags into a crate at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Large nonprofits are endangered by COVID-19

Federal assistance programs exclude some of the organizations that need them the most

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Many small businesses in San Francisco and (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

New SF HELP loan product for small businesses provides model for California

The state needs to find ways to help low-income communities during the COVID-19 crisis

Many small businesses in San Francisco and (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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San Francisco needs parklets more than ever

By Cliff Bargar As the Bay Area has taken shelter-in-place measures over…

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COVID-19 leaves children at risk

It’s up to all of us to help strengthen families and protect children

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Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said he is working with supervisors to amend legislation that would close County Jail #4 by Nov. 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Closing County Jail #4 too quickly will jeopardize the safety of inmates, staff

The coronavirus pandemic requires more space for social distancing

Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said he is working with supervisors to amend legislation that would close County Jail #4 by Nov. 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community colleges will be essential to California’s recovery

By Jenny Worley and Shanell Williams When the shelter-in-place order is finally…

Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)