Opinion

Unhealthy weight-loss behaviors epidemic among youth

Dear Straight Talk: My 14-year-old daughter is being treated for anorexia and bulimia. Her clothes covered it well. I am writing about the media frenzy around being thin, which g ...

Caring for parents a generational challenge

In the last few days, I have been thinking about my grandparents. They were poor immigrants from Italy and had a number of children. They were married for more than 50 years and wh ...

Media Life: Auburn premieres local link to “All-American Makers”

A garage opens. The light from outside illuminates the screen. And a new show on the Science Channel debuts. At North Auburn’s DeWitt Theater, the audience at the local prem ...

Reader Input: Above all, we must respect the profit

The impending construction of an Auburn Costco confuses me. Above all, we must remember to respect the profit. Those who now oppose having a Costco in Auburn probably would have ...

Reader Input: Imperative that we save libraries

Front-page news in the Auburn Journal, Jan. 15 edition,  showcases closure of our Meadow Vista library (“Meadow Vista library targeted for closure”). This closure ...

Reader Input: Vote and stay informed

Free people can change the world. Most people are good-intentioned, yet the media has to focus on the fly in the ointment. When good and free people come together, it reinforces th ...

Reader Input: Of libraries and police parking

Well, bad news for all (those who visit the) library. It closes its doors on Mondays to see if it would be a great idea to do it all the time. I say it would not be a good idea b ...

Call to readers: Your local library

Do you visit your local library? If so, how often? Tell us why. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your fir ...

Reader Input: NID happy-talks over salmon issues

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has plans to build dams on Bear River to once again increase its bottom line at the expense of the environment. Its plans seem unwarranted since ...