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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Reporter's Notebook | Fixing the Underpass, How Low Can You Go?

Lower State Street's Art Ambitions, and Others Surrounding the Empty 2nd District Seat

Lower State Street's art ambitions, and others surrounding the empty 2nd District seat.

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Police Are Looking for a Fire-Starting Fisher

He's accused of trying to shoot his ex-wife and setting relatives' homes on fire.

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Santa Barbara Voters to Choose Between Odd- or Even-Year Elections

New State Law Requires Cities to Make Switch if Turnout Would Increase

New state law requires cities to make the switch if turnout would increase.

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Santa Barbara Homeless Shelter in Hot Water over Cold Weather

Upset by Surprise Announcement, County Reducing PATH's Reimbursement

Upset by a surprise announcement, the county is reducing PATH's reimbursement for services.

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Mystery and History Behind Mayoral Race

Digging into Cathy Murillo’s Victory, Red Hats, Edmund O. Hanson, and the Jerry Roberts Poll

Digging into Cathy Murillo’s victory, red hats, Edmund O. Hanson, and the Jerry Roberts poll

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Samantha Bee Keeps It Light

Comedian More Subdued Than Expected

Comedian was more subdued than the four-alarm WTF fire drills we’ve come to expect.

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Carbajal Bill Seeks to Clear Housing Obstacle for Disabled Vets

Vets Receiving Disability Benefits Often Don’t Qualify for Federal Housing Assistance

Vets receiving disability benefits often don’t qualify for federal housing assistance.

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State Seeks to Shut Down San Ysidro Pharmacy

Steven Hoyt Accused of Negligently Filling Fatal Candyman Prescriptions

Steven Hoyt is accused of negligently filling fatal prescriptions ordered by Dr. Julio "Candyman" Diaz.

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Cathy Murillo Will Be Santa Barbara's Next Mayor

In a Progressive Sweep, Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C All Claim Victory

In a progressive sweep, Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C all claim victory.

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Peter Lee Takes Covered California Show on the Road

Enrollment Period Began November 1

The enrollment period began November 1.

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