Opinion

Lukkonen: Streetlight

Reader input: More extinction is looming

As ever more species face extinction, we lose the vital ecosystem services they provide, such as honeybee crop pollination. For its continued existence, mankind is reliant upon an ...

Reader input: New tax is just an attack

The governor calling the state Legislature into special session to consider more taxes on motor vehicles and gasoline is a prime example of government malfeasance.  This tax i ...

Reader input: Freedom meant for all faiths

 The first amendment of the Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion.” In 1791 thi ...

Reader input: High-five to the electrical box artists

What a delight it is to drive around Auburn to view the colorful electrical boxes. Thank you Auburn Arts Commission for designing the art to represent famous landmarks and local hi ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Shelter makes a world of difference

I have been staying at the shelter in Auburn. I had a broken hip for four years and have been homeless since it was broke. I just had my hip replaced last August. I just starte ...