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Tom Crawford: State launches latest effort to fix struggling schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Myths on immigration muddy the debate

Last week, the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia was the site of a community forum offered by the Latino Student Association to discuss rights students and others have when confronted by law enforcement. Gwinnett County state Rep. Brenda Lopez, an attorney specializing in immigration, discussed legal options people have in such cases.

April 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a day, our attorney found and pointed out flaws in previous legal proceedings, negotiating with the Department of Community Affairs that oversaw the housing unit our client and her family lived in. The family of six was spared from being homeless and allowed to stay in their home until a new lease they had in the works began.

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: United Way of Hall still is expanding its reach under new leadership

Any worries that the United Way of Hall County might lose its fundraising momentum after the retirement of its longtime director has been blown away like spring dandelions.

April 27, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: House runoff in metro Atlanta is all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: New face, fresh start for Gainesville schools

When an organization has a chance at a do-over, the key questions to ask are: What did we do right last time and how can we keep doing it? And what did we do wrong and how can we avoid the same mistakes?

April 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A Golden home venue for the Tigers

Atlanta media has been in a frenzy hyping the city's new sports venues - the Braves' new stadium opened to great acclaim, even if getting there is a challenge; the Falcons' new home is delayed by problems with its fancy new roof and may not open until fall.

April 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What Hall spends on bilingual ballots is a wise investment for county’s future

The recent decision by the Hall County Board of Elections to begin making bilingual ballots accessible to the public has attracted some attention. Several letters to the editor have been written from people who are in favor of and people opposed to adding Spanish to our local ballots.

April 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bilingual ballots are a vote for what’s right

We've all experienced this moment: You're in the voting booth, poring over your choices. After selecting your candidates, you scroll to the bottom of the ballot, where you're greeted by a list of constitutional amendments and referendums, some quite lengthy.

April 16, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall embraces diversity with bilingual ballots

Recent Hall County events have reminded many of us that our county is a warm and welcoming place to live, a reputation we can be proud of.

April 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A true love of learning is lost during schools’ testing frenzy

This week, most children begin to endure standardized testing. It will linger through the remainder of the year. Few teachers avoid the notion of or argue about testing and accountability. Rather, it is how we measure it, how children are to show it, how results are used, and how much we do it.

April 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: To participate fully in elections, all voters should learn English

I agree bilingual ballots could give Latino legal residents a voice in the Hall County election process. However, if they wish to participate fully, as a legal citizen, I suggest they have enough interest in our culture and election process to learn our language, which is English.

April 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bilingual ballots will give Latino residents a voice in Hall elections

Enthusiasm for bilingual ballots in Hall County has not gone unnoticed. The news has spread throughout many forums in Hall County for our Latino citizens. Excitement has resonated from not only the Latino community, but also from people who wish to have a more inclusive society here in Hall County. The bilingual ballot decision has been validation to our citizens who are not entirely fluent in reading and speaking English that their voice matters.

April 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: All eyes, lots of campaign dollars focused on 6th District House race

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed U.S. Rep. Tom Price on Tuesday.

April 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Racism is not a right-left issue; it's a right-wrong one

As conflicts escalate nationwide over racial issues, local residents gathered in a peaceful march Tuesday in Gainesville. They chanted "love not hate will make America ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Prayer, peace will lead us past evil that spurs injustice

Author Charles Dickens once wrote that we are living in the best of times and the worst of times, the age of wisdom, the age ...

August 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Sea levels aren’t rising because of CO2; there are seismic causes

A recent two-column article in the Times pictured dead trees along the shoreline in New Jersey. The first line read something like this, "Dead trees ...

August 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump followers aren’t listening to trusted sources of conservative ideas

In this era of Trump, I often ask myself: What or whom do the president's supporters read for educated opinions, wisdom and guidance? No ...

August 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Democrats may be headed for an ugly split in 2018 race

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 16, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Dissent should have a purpose

Put yourself in the shoes of a member of Congress for a moment. Yeah, it may feel icky, but play along.

August 13, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Pro: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

President Donald Trump got big applause last week during a speech in Ohio when he called for fixing our immigration system. Instead of a "terrible ...

August 13, 2017 | By Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue Guest columnists | All viewpoint stories


Con: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

Last week, Sen. David Perdue sponsored the RAISE act, a bill to reduce the number of immigrants into the United States by half over the ...

August 13, 2017 | By Noah Weinrich Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP tax plan offers sketchy details, false promises

I attended U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall last Wednesday night and was thankful he answered many questions from a mostly Democratic audience. His ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Congressman was dismissive to those who oppose his views

Thursday's Times report of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall includes quotations by the congressman that are dismissive of and insulting to the ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Planning board doesn’t allow honest input from residents

The meeting of elected officials who compose the Policy Committee of the Gainesville Hall Metropolitan Planning Commission showed their true colors at their meeting on ...

August 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lanier paddlers leave foes in their wake

One by one, the last monuments to Atlanta's 1996 Olympics have come down.

August 11, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True affordable, decent housing is out of reach for many in Gainesville

For the past couple of years, Gainesville citizens have watched already limited affordable housing options dwindle in the midtown area and beyond. With no rent ...

August 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Plant Vogtle news gets worse for Ga. Power, and its customers

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

August 09, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Civil forfeiture often punishes the innocent

If there were any truth to political labeling, a self-proclaimed conservative would be someone you would expect to favor limited government power and to uphold ...

August 06, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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