Oakland Tribune editorial: Time for state lawmakers to crack down on prescription drug abuse
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called prescription drug abuse an epidemic. Tough action is needed to curb addicts from doctor-shopping for medications and stop physicians from recklessly prescribing.
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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.
Oakland Tribune editorial: Ukraine needs more financial support from the west
Elections, Ebola and ISIS have, for the most part, nudged the critical confrontation between Ukraine and Russia from this nation's headlines. That's predictable, given the dynamic nature of news cycles and Americans' meager appetite for international news, but it is regrettable.
George Skelton: Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal -- but a turnoff
It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor. It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections.
Is Ferguson, Missouri ready for the decision?
Mark Halperin says Ferguson is ready to take on protesters in a safe manner as Missouri waits for a grand jury to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted.
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'Hunger Games': How do the three films rank?
How does "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I" compare to the other films based on Suzanne Collins's dystopian bestsellers?
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George Clooney rep denies adoption rumors
Spokesman for star calls rumors “100 percent fabricated”