Opinion

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 ...

Reader Input: Boehner lacks self-respect

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

Reader Input: Senior Center still on track

I need to clarify the article in the Feb. 24 paper, “Costco pullout leaves North Auburn Senior Center plans uncertain.” As far as the Senior Center is concerned, noth ...

Another View: Vaccination boosts community health

In 2014, for the first time in over a decade, California saw a decrease in the number of personal belief exemption forms filed. That can in large part be attributed to last year& ...