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Another View: President’s actions have put immigration policy in disarray

There was a time when the “brain trust” throughout the world was immigrating to the United States. Clearly, those countries losing their best and brightest were diminis ...

Local teams are busy honing their skills for AAUW’s annual Trivia Bee

    Auburn City Manager Tim Rundel has a not-so-secret passion: He’s a fanatic about documentary films. It’s all he watches, when he watches, he told me ...

Ahother View: Auburn dysfunctional? — get some reality

Reading Michael Keeffe’s slamming Auburn (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I realized that the woeful distortion of Keeffe’s vision results from reading the Auburn Journal. No ...

Schools need ‘immunization’ from bully-induced trauma and rage

Dear Straight Talk, I’m sick of the cruel stereotyping these days. It’s especially bad for openly gay teens. My girlfriend and I are assumed to have sex constantly, w ...

Easing myself back into the fold after leaving church

I’ve mentioned before that I am Catholic. What I haven’t mentioned is that I walked away from my church back in the early ’70s. I married in the Catholic church ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Another View: Governing California through changes in the climate

California, the seventh largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Vaccinate to prevent spread of highly contagious measles

The recent outbreak of measles in California has stirred up some interesting conversation regarding vaccinations. Currently in Placer County, I am pleased to report that we have ze ...

Media Life: Sierra ski resort offers white weddings for Valentine’s Day

June may be the month to tie the knot but Valentine’s Day is about as hands-down romantic as they come for exchanging vows. With that in mind, Northstar snow resort is makin ...