Opinion

Reader input: Insights on fire economics

It is clear from reading Mike Monahan’s letter (Reader Input, “Fire Departments a Misnomer,” Jan. 21) that he, like many others, doesn’t understand the ec ...

Reader Input: Praise for DeWitt preservationist

Good for Ramona Brockman and her attempt to have DeWitt Center placed on the National Register of Historic Places (Auburn Journal, Jan. 21). It would be wonderful.  Isn&rsqu ...

Reader input: Seeking an honest president

Help Wanted: An honest president I appreciate the Auburn Journal publishing letters from Ron Lowe of Nevada City and Marcia Winborne-Graven of Lake of the Pines regarding the qua ...

10 life lessons learned at the dog park

My family is new to dog park culture. Human companionship seemed to be enough for our little doxie mix, Bingley, but now we have a new (70 pound) pup, Leo, and he requires a bit mo ...

Reader input: Railroad tracks need repairs

Portions of the train tracks along the Cape Horn area just outside of Colfax are in bad repair, with old wooden railroad ties and rows of loose spikes that are supposed to hold the ...

Reader input: Blocking traffic makes no sense

I’m like most people, I’m sick of the news, but I watch it, read it, hear it, complain about it and wonder why so many news people haven’t the nerve to print what ...

Reader input: Wage hikes will ‘trickle up’

In regards to Ron Paskey’s letter of Jan. 14, in which he asks, “How will raising the minimum wage stimulate the economy, increase sales, and create jobs?” The an ...

Reader input: Ready for another Jessie Ventura?

I hope you remember Jessie Ventura, actor and professional wrestler, who was elected governor of Minnesota in 1999 as the Reform Party candidate.  I remember my sister called ...

Our View: Auburn’s qualities include humanity, a respect for history

Auburn has many qualities, including a sense of humanity. That humanity was celebrated this week by about 150 residents who attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Gene ...

Andy Lukkonen: Temporary

Andy Lukkonen: Temporary

Reflections on race, prejudice

Last week I attended the Martin Luther King Jr. event here in Auburn.   I was gratified to see quite a few of my friends in attendance.  In fact, there was standing- ...

Want to know if you’re really a local? Take the quiz

About a decade ago, Media Life took on the task of creating a standardized test to determine once and for all whether people who claim to be local are truly just that. The quiz st ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Reader input: Fire departments a misnomer?

Fire Departments? Why do we continue to call our fire departments — fire departments? Reality is the unsustainable costs that are related to 911 emergency calls that are no ...

Reader input: Trump’s ‘New York values’

Donald Trump attacked Ted Cruz during the last debate by reaching back to the context of 9/11 and threw a grenade at Ted Cruz. Mr. Cruz’s comments about New York values had n ...