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Our Views: Let the sun shine

Some may roll their eyes at the discussion of open government and open records laws, believing them to be the concerns of only the media and advocacy groups.

September 25, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Rocky road ahead for new sales tax

Area residents have been hearing a lot about the special purpose local option sales tax for transportation in recent weeks. In the months to come, they are going to be hearing a whole lot more.

September 18, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Lesson of 9/11 is that America’s resilience leads to victory

As our nation marks a solemn Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the nation's deadliest terrorist attacks, the question we ask today on our front page is, "Are we safer?"

September 11, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Laboring to find work

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season. But for many Americans seeking work, dark clouds have covered the sunshine for some time.

September 04, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fill those ballots

Don't look now but it's nearly election time again.

August 28, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A stalled recovery

If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.

August 21, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Map to the future

This week, Georgia legislators begin the arduous and divisive process of redrawing the state's political maps based on population shifts reflected by the 2010 census. It's a tough job for whichever party has the reins.

August 14, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: There’s no Plan B

Like a bungling buffoon in a kid's cartoon, Hall County commissioners have painted themselves into a corner with their handling of the county's recreation department, and at this point there's no clear path to a solution without leaving a lot of footprints in the paint.

August 07, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Back in the black

Three years ago this summer, Gainesville's school system was in a state of chaos.

July 31, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blowing the whistle on ourselves

Newspapers and their readers have a special relationship built upon a foundation of credibility and integrity established over a long period of time. On occasion, in order to strengthen that relationship, readers need to be made aware of developments at the newspaper that deserve consideration in evaluating our objectivity in covering and reporting the news.

July 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No new taxes ... ever?

"Read my lips ... no new taxes!"

July 17, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Leadership void could be problems for Hall County

Now that the smoke has cleared from all the last-minute wheeling and dealing that resulted in a county budget for the coming year, a couple of things seem obvious.

July 10, 2011 | The Times editorial board | Editorials


Our Views: Split decisions

Two federal court rulings last week have had a major effect on Georgia's future, and our area's, on two key issues: immigration and water.

July 03, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: What’s the plan for Hall County budget?

Here's the question for the gang of three that is in control of the Hall County Board of Commissioners: What's the plan for adopting a budget that makes sense for the county before Thursday's deadline?

June 26, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Battle lines soon to be drawn

The General Assembly is about to embark on a task undertaken every 10 years that is the political equivalent of cleaning the garage: messy, but important.

June 19, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Obamacare due for a booster shot

Even good intentions can go awry when proper thought and planning are not factored in. This is the lesson of Obamacare.

July 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Too many are tuned out, turned off

Polls are, at best, a snapshot of how the public thinks at any given time and we can take or leave them at times. Yet a couple of recent studies by the Pew Research Center show an interesting peek into the American psyche.

July 20, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Riding solo in DC, as usual

The Lone Ranger rides again.

July 13, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Ruling limits DC power

Last week's Supreme Court ruling that family-owned corporations cannot be required by the government to provide insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, if doing so violates the owners' religious beliefs, came at an ironically fortuitous time.

July 06, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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