Editorials

Let’s help stop suicides from happening

I don’t like getting out of bed right after the sun rises on my weekends. It has to be a really good cause to make me give up a lazy Saturday morning. This Saturday, though ...

Our View: Readers can still measure ‘The Messenger’

It seems every time I meet someone new and tell them I’m a journalist, they feel inclined — maybe even obligated — to chime in with some variation on the lament t ...

Another View: Keep in mind the deadly risk faced by firefighting crews

A story that popped up on Facebook the other day caused me to feel embarrassed that I had complained about the smoke that filled the sky over Auburn for several days during the Kin ...

Our View: PlacerArts board shows its colors: Black and blue

PlacerArts, the premier nonprofit organization that exists to advance the arts in Placer and surrounding counties, is in a rough patch. The organization’s revenues — ...

Another View: Early detection is key for cancer survival

There are certain words no one ever wants to hear. Cancer is one of them. It was in September of 1998, and my family had gathered at my foothill home to celebrate my son’ ...

Another View: Freedom and personal responsibility

Do you want to try a little experiment? All you need is a newspaper like this one and a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. Flip through the newspaper from beginning to end ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...