Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Vietnam vets feel excluded

It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boo ...

Reader input: Word is all about context

I’ve been a foothiller for more than 30 years. I bought my first hotrod at the age of 16 in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California in 1958. It was a ’40 Ford tw ...

Reader input: Lions’ help is appreciated

On behalf of the participants and the board of directors of the Center for Visually Impaired Adults, I wish to thank the Auburn Host Lions Club for their help with a 4th of July BB ...

Reader input: Give thanks for living in a free country

We celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and barbecues. Many do not know the Fourth of July marks an important date in U.S. history. In 1776, the Declaration of Inde ...

Reader Input: If nothing else, please choose a side

While celebrating our country’s birthday, please reflect on its foundation. Regardless if you feel our Constitution was created by dead white men and (is) irrelevant, or if ...

Reader Input: Take care of what we have

Goodness, when will common sense prevail among our local officials? New lights when our streets are the pits (“Council discusses sewers to streetlights,” Journal, Jun ...

Reader Input: Time to update on birth control

A leaked draft of a highly anticipated letter on the environment by Pope Francis casts climate change as a threat largely caused by humans and urges action to reduce the emissions ...

Reader Input: Journal letter writer a bit thin-skinned

Really? “bitchin’” is what you’re worried about ("Keep it clean at Fast Fridays,” Reader Input, June 30)? You are at a racetrack on Friday night. ...

Reader Input: Vaccine bill a no-brainer

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Senate Bill 277 on vaccination is in the best interests of millions of California schoolchildren. Are the flawed beliefs ...

Reader Input: What’s wrong with the ACA?

Why do so many Americans despise or dislike the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? I believe the ACA has provided first-time health insurance to over 10 million Americans. I don’t ...

Reader Input: If you spell dog backwards ...

My Dear Mr. (Kevin) McNaughton: I was really taken by your letter printed in the Auburn Journal on June 19, 2015, (“Reader’s God is not perfect”). Your dog Scot ...

Reader input: Provide basics for homeless

We were informed of a discussion underway by local businesses and the city to provide an additional public restroom. Also a request is made to make it an offense to pee and poop in ...

Reader input: Auburn area needs Costco

“Home Depot is also located on the campus, while Costco earlier this year dropped plans to locate on another space within the center’s development footprint.” L ...

Reader input: Exercise the privilege of free speech

The world today has lots of problems with no immediate solutions. Problems can be lessons and opportunities to learn. In a free country like America, everyone has a voice and can e ...

Reader Input: High-tech street lamps don’t compute

Free street lamps might sound good, but at a “typical” price of $25,000 each, it would take over 166 years to recover the cost of any additional high-tech lamps the cit ...