Opinion

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 ...

Reader Input: Property owners need protection

(The Journal) recently ran a story regarding a vote to tax all property owners in the Higgins Fire District, above and beyond the “assessment” California puts on people ...

Reader Input: Keep it clean at Fast Fridays

For years now I have been attending Speedway races. Since I was 13 years old I’ve been watching Ron Wood, Mike and Steve Bast, Billy Gray and others blaze around the track in ...

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 ...