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Editorial: Feds should declassify cannabis for research

Editorial: Feds should declassify cannabis for research

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 6, 2024

Earlier this year, it was reported that newly disclosed documents reveal that federal scientists recommend easing restrictions on cannabis, believing that the drug may have medical benefits.

Editorial: Feds must probe Nex Benedict's death

Editorial: Feds must probe Nex Benedict's death

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 28, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice needs to open an investigation into the death of nonbinary Oklahoma high school student Nex Benedict.

Editorial: Normand for E. Bay education post

Editorial: Normand for E. Bay education post

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 28, 2024

Angela Normand, who is a Black lesbian, is running for reelection to the Trustee Area 2 seat on the Alameda County Board of Education.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 27, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has completed its editorials of endorsements for the March 5 primary.

Editorial: SF DCCC recommendations

Editorial: SF DCCC recommendations

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 21, 2024

The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee may be the most influential political group that many voters have never heard of.

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

There is one statewide measure on the March 5 ballot. Proposition 1 authorizes $6.38 billion in bonds to build mental health treatment facilities for those with mental health and substance use challenges.

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

San Francisco voters will determine a number of important issues on the March 5 ballot.

Editorial: Johnson recommended for Alameda bench

Editorial: Johnson recommended for Alameda bench

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter recommends attorney Michael Johnson for an open seat on the Alameda County Superior Court.

Editorial: Retain SF Judges Begert, Thompson

Editorial: Retain SF Judges Begert, Thompson

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

San Francisco voters should retain Superior Court Judges Michael Isaku Begert and Patrick Thompson.

Editorial: 2 out candidates for Alameda supe

Editorial: 2 out candidates for Alameda supe

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

We've been waiting a long time to have a member of the LGBTQ community elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

San Francisco residents on the city's west side have an opportunity to elect a new member of the state Assembly and, for the March 5 primary, we recommend District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

Editorial: Cabaldon would bring experience to Senate

Editorial: Cabaldon would bring experience to Senate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

Voters in the state's sprawling Senate District 3 would do well to elect gay former West Sacramento mayor Christopher Cabaldon in the March 5 primary.

Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

Jovanka Beckles, a queer Black Latina immigrant woman, is making her second bid for a state legislative seat.

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There is one Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who stands above the others when it comes to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues and that's why we're recommending Congressmember Barbara Lee of Oakland for the U.S. Senate in the March 5 primary.