Contra Costa Times editorial: Solemn holiday designed to honor sacrifice
Today is about remembering those who died for our freedom. That's it, pure and simple. It is not about selling automobiles or furniture, nor is it the same as Veterans Day.
UC has promised health coverage to retired workers. But rather than set aside money to cover the costs, the university has only paid the insurance premiums when they come due, creating a $15 billion shortfall.
The historic decision by the California Medical Association to drop its opposition to a proposed death with dignity law validates the medical ethics of the legislation.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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May 25 letters to the editor
Vaccine bill is vital to our communitiesI want to congratulate the Times and Supervisor Mary Piepho for their recent strong support for increasing immunizations through the Pan/Allen Senate Bill 277, which is broadly supported by family physicians and other primary care clinicians in Contra Costa
Guest commentary: The tragic situation of the Rohingya muslim community in Myanmar
The rules of international humanitarian law and the new emphasis by the international community on the issues of human rights highlight the responsibility to protect individuals and communities whether they are large or small or from developed or developing countries.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: PFC Jared Hunter forced to make a shameful choice
Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide. Heavy drinking hadn't helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep.
(John Locher, The Associated Press)
Should we care that Hillary Clinton has had zero encounters with reporters?
CBS Panel members say Hillary Clinton hasn't been honest and transparent about issues from her family foundation's donors to her use of personal email while serving as secretary of state since announcing her presidential bid.
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Monday's TV picks: Is next Kacy Catanzaro waiting on 'American Ninja'?
Plus, check out Nicole Kidman in 'Grace of Monaco,' the film critics tore to shreds, forcing it from the theaters to cable television.
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in
Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.