Opinion

Meals, music and imagination making a splash in Auburn

First came the Think Auburn First Chamber promotion, encouraging us to shop here. Now there’s Dine Auburn First. Coordinator Kathleen Shaffer asked me to tell you about the p ...

Reader input: Correlation in meds, tragedies?

I recently read the latest (April 8) of Marcia Winborne-Graven’s many letters to the Auburn Journal regarding the use of psychotropic medication. She alleges psychotropic m ...

Reader input: Why vote for GOP again?

And so it begins. Hillary Clinton announced her intention to become the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2016 election. You may have your qualms about Hillary Clinton, but ...

Reader input: Clinton can’t name accomplishments

Maybe some of your readers noticed that my critic in “Damn straight, Ainsleigh!” proved my point: The only way you can make Hillary Clinton look good is by saying, &ldq ...

Another View: Driving effort for homeless shelter

Barbara Sloan offered her opinion in Sunday’s Letters to the Editor.  It is good we have the freedom to express our views, yet with this freedom there is a responsibilit ...

Lukkonen: Doorman

Andy Lukkonen: Doorman

Democrats, Republicans have fewer differences than you’d think

Recently a friend sent the following campaign party platform to me via Facebook.  It got me thinking and I wanted to share it with you. It starts as follows: 1. Provide fede ...

Prom season can mean dancing with wolves

Dear Straight Talk: The time for tuxedos and puffy dresses is here. The trouble is my parents won’t let me attend prom without a date. Last year, to accommodate them, I ask ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...