Talk Back: Twin tunnel project
Should the state continue to pursue the twin tunnel water project?
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Contra Costa Times editorial: CMA clears a hurdle for end of life bill

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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Decades ago, the East Bay suburbs were dominated by Republican voters. That's no longer the case. But that doesn't mean, as labor leaders seem to think, that the political shift has been to the Democratic left. Rather, it's been coalescence from both sides around the political middle.  
 
We rise to join a burgeoning chorus that includes the likes of President Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali calling for the Iranian government to release Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, who has been held captive for nearly 10 months on bogus espionage charges.  
 
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
May 22 letters to the editor

Taking back our city an Oakland priorityThe author of the May 13 letter, "Oakland's sensible people must rise," is not the only person who believes Oakland and its leadership have allowed a city with enormous potential to remain under a darkening cloud. 
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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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02/12/2013 02:15 PM PST
We invite our viewers to submit video op-eds on topics you want to talk about. They must not exceed 2 minutes in length. We reserve the right to accept or decline all submissions. Click here for details. 
( Gieson Cacho )
Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
( Randy McMullen )
Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.