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Another View: Let’s be civil

Just over half of the registered voters in Placer County cast ballots in the November 2014 election. Only 41 percent of voters across California turned out. Those numbers do not in ...

Another View: It’s time for Placer County to stand up for Squaw

Denver-based KSL Capital Partners purchased Squaw Valley in 2010, and is now pursuing a sweeping set of entitlements that would remake the region with development of a size, scale ...

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

When you see Ron Long on the trails, wish him a good 66th year. He celebrated his birthday at the Alan Young memorial table in Depoe Bay a couple of weeks ago. Helping him celebrat ...

Don’t take voting right for granted, take part instead

I am a proud member of the League of Women Voters and would like to introduce you to this special organization. The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman C ...

Gay teen fearful about coming out

Dear Straight Talk: I like your “Am I Gay or Straight?” test (Jun 2). I’m gay and there has never been any confusion; I’ve liked boys starting before pube ...

Media Life: KCRA recognized for coverage in sheriff’s deputy slayings

KCRA 3 has been honored with a national award for its coverage of the October shootings of two peace officers that started with a death in Sacramento and ended with the loss of Pla ...

Another View: Be thankful that law enforcement is there for us

Why do we as a society try to dehumanize law enforcement? I mean,  every time there is a shooting, or some tragic event happens, the first people we want to blame are cops. Th ...

Another View: How about if we deemed every Tuesday a cellphone-free day?

I finally caved in and made the big move: I accepted a smartphone into my life — and now I’m wondering, “What must I have been thinking?” I’ve been ...

Another View: A day to thank Pop and Grandpa

Time Traveler: I was unable to assist The Portuguese Pirate in the writing of our Sunday, June 7 column. As I was away on an errand of mercy, but I see he had no problem. Apparentl ...

Why is male swag so irresistible?

Dear Straight Talk: I’ve been dating this boy for a year and five months and we are in a happy relationship. I love him very much and wouldn’t think of breaking up. B ...