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A.S. Election Endorsment: The Nexus Strongly Opposes the A.S. Initiative

Associated Students is learning the value of a hard-earned dollar early this year - but it still has a long way to go. This year's A.S. has been doing a lot of things right: impressive leadership skil...
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For U.S. President, the Nexus Strongly Endorses: Sen. John Kerry

Here at the Nexus, we enjoy flip-flops - they're cheap, comfortable and damn, they're stylish. Our enjoyment of flip-flops extends into the political world as well. We guess that the label really depe...
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For 35th District State Assembly, the Nexus Endorses: Pedro Nava

Pedro Nava brings an array of experience to the table that will help him succeed in the State Assembly. As a member of the California Coastal Commission since 1997, Nava has taken many strides in prot...
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For 23rd District U.S. Congress, the Nexus Strongly Endorses: Lois Capps

With three terms in Congress under her belt, Lois Capps has the experience, values and determination to represent the 23rd District on the national level once again.
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Local Measures

Measure A Measure A links the salaries of Santa Barbara City Council members and the mayor, all of whom are normally underpaid, to the annual median income for Santa Barbara County. This establishes a...
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State Propositions

Our local governments know best what our local issues and needs are. Therefore, their revenues need to be protected from outsiders so they can address local concerns. The Nexus endorses Proposition 1A...
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Money Well Spent

On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences made one of UCSB's newest hires its newest Nobel laureate. The work of economics professors Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott of Arizona State Universit...
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Congratulations, Professor Gross

The last three months have been a season of honors for Gross. In late June, the French Academy of Sciences awarded him the Grande Médaille d'Or, putting him in the company of Louis Pasteur, Pie...
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A Real Cliffhanger

The county's ill-timed survey of the Isla Vista bluffs is leaving many residents stuck between two of the galaxy's most formidable opponents: the eroding force of the Pacific Ocean and local governmen...
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A Dilemma at a Discount

Be careful what you wish for - it just might turn around and bite you in the ass. Two weeks ago, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a revised version of the Isla Vista parking plan...
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Sunburns and Suntans

Shiny, greased-up suntans to the newly established Pita Pit for providing a yummy late-night alternative to Freebirds. Itchy, scratchy sunburns to the I.V. parking plan proposal for charging us up the...
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Drink and Be Merry – for 10 Bucks

While IVRPD board members have stated that the permit program will eliminate alcohol-spawned problems associated with homeless I.V. residents, the program instead has quashed the joy of spending a spo...
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To the Victors Go the Spoils

Cervin Morris will not pay tuition next year. Neither will his three vice presidents, Andrea Wells, Felicia Cruz and Jared Renfro. It's part of the Associated Students Legal Code. "Each executive offi...
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The Little Deli Mart That Couldn’t

Isla Vista Market, Mac's Market, the Six-Pak Shop, S.O.S. Liquor, International Food Market, Isla Vista Co-op - is one more really going to push I.V. over the edge?
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Nexus Endorsement for 3rd District Supervisor: Nobody

We're not nihilists, yet we're endorsing nothing. When election time rolls around, the position of 3rd District supervisor is a magnet for political divisiveness, childish behavior and caustic campaig...
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