Nick Welsh

Nick Welsh is a cartoonist trapped in a writer's body. During his long career at The Santa Barbara Independent, he has yet to learn how to draw. Nor, in fact, has he ever learned to type. Even so, he manages to pound out a relentless stream of news articles every week on a wide range of subjects. In addition, he writes the Angry Poodle column.

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Trump and Kim Jong Un Walk into a Bar …

Vandenberg at Center of U.S. and North Korea’s Game of Nuclear Chicken

Vandenberg is at the center of the U.S. and North Korea’s game of nuclear chicken.

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Ross Macdonald and Eudora Welty's Love Letters

Correspondences from Another Time

Two brilliant send correspondences from another time.

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Big Money Already Blowing in City Races

Angel Martinez and Gregg Hart Lead Their Packs

Angel Martinez and Gregg Hart lead their respective packs.

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Carbajal Joins Bipartisan 'Problem Solvers' Caucus

Members Addressing Issues with Affordable Care Act

Its 42 members are addressing issues with the Affordable Care Act.

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Santa Barbara’s Fiesta Egg Smash

Cascarón Folk Art: A Unique Celebration of Eggs and Confetti

The unique celebration of eggs and confetti and the folk artists who make it all happen

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Simmering Tensions Roil Old Spanish Days

Ain’t No Unity in the Community

There ain’t no unity in the community.

Elderly Man Commits Suicide in Motel 6 Parking Lot

The 82-year-old was reportedly resistant to entering a care facility.

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Bendy White Joins Mayoral Race

Just Hours After Announcing, He Leads Anti-Oil Resolution

Just hours after announcing, he led an anti-oil resolution at the council.

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Mass Evictions Anticipated Because of Trump Cuts

Section 8 Housing Vouchers at Risk in Trump Budget

Section 8 housing vouchers at risk in trump budget.

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City Approves Two Big Redevelopments

Projects are part of the high-density housing program.

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