Letters to the Editor

Reader Input: Plug holes in tax code

Well here we are, all sequestered up. Our cowardly representatives in Washington have done it again! While the government-assisted programs many of us count on fade away and airp ...

Reader Input: US electorate gutless on guns

Shameful indignation again! One of the biggest threats to our democracy is the ability to intimidate, buy off, or otherwise discourage proper response from our elected officials. ...

Reader Input: A community’s kindness humbles

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the first responders who answered my 911 call in Colfax on March 23, 2013. On that awful day my husband, Ken Westeren, committed sui ...

Reader Input: Rodeo needs closer look

Every year, the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills is contacted by people objecting to rodeo cruelty. Although rodeo activities are promoted as “heritage” or &ldquo ...

Reader Input: Legislators put citizens at risk

It saddens and angers me that common-sense gun control measures such as background checks and screening for mental illness checks, for all gun sales, are being blocked by some sena ...

Reader Input: US Senate’s gun vote shameful

I want to applaud Rosalie Wohlfromm for her letter calling out the United States Senate for their shameful vote against universal background checks on the sale of all guns in this ...

Reader input: Gun ownership rules lack common sense

Someone please explain to me the intelligence of the U.S. Congress. If you are law abiding, have a job, raising children, pay taxes and making a contribution to society, legislat ...

Reader input: Take virtual tour of Lincoln plant

As a citizen of Lincoln and executive director of the Art League of Lincoln, I would like to say “thank you” to Gladding McBean for 138 years (but especially the last 2 ...

Reader input: Supes need input on agro-tourism

After approving two for-profit “community centers” within a month, on April 9 the Board of Supervisors voted for a moratorium on community center applications and direc ...

Reader input: Kids, art bond community

Three local non-profit organizations — the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County and the Friends of Vinh Son Montagnard Orphanage g ...