Opinion

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Reader input: Boehner’s group strikes again

Quite frankly, John Boehner’s group strikes again.  The right wing demigods in their elementary school of rational thought take the “low road” by holding our ...

Reader input: Costco would bring jobs

Listening to all the negative responses about having a Costco in Auburn makes me laugh. Especially from Meadow Vista’s Virginia Diffenbaugh who says, “They would be rui ...

Reader input: There’s a work role for prisoners

(Larry) Brann-Smith is of course entitled to his opinion but I wish he wouldn’t put words in my mouth (Reader input, Feb. 25). I never said working prisoners was a “cur ...

Reader input: The top terrorists are highly educated

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf’s view that the root cause of the Islamic State (ISIS) is unemployment and poverty is totally invalid. She said, “We n ...

Another View: Lesson learned – don’t hike alone

Mickie and I used to go hiking at Hidden Falls — a great collection of trails for hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists. Hundreds of acres of varied trails, water running thro ...

Vaping ‘dabs’ at school, latest way to overdose on THC

Dear Straight Talk, I’m a sophomore writing to complain about the open use of drugs at my school. Kids are vaping “dabs” (ultra-concentrated hash oil) with thei ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

It’s been over a month since I’ve talked about books. So now I get to again! John Bowman emailed me a while ago, and I’m just now remembering to include him. &l ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Reader Input: Legal opt-out to Affordable Care Act

There you go again, Ron (Lowe), (“Don’t mess with health care act,” Reader Input, Feb. 26). Don’t blame the Republicans over the ACA scene. You are probably ...