Opinion

Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has flown the coop

Portuguese Pirate: Heads up folks, the Traveler has gone Hollywood! Two weeks ago our radio guest was Doug Stanley, famous for his involvement in the reality series Most Dangerous ...

Andy Lukkonen: Fare

Andy Lukkonen: Fare

Reader input: Education is not intelligence

In response to Rev. Dr. Reich-Kuykendall, who says Obama is far more educated than him (Reader Input, Aug. 26). He is not the only one. The Reverend cites that Obama has a consti ...

Reader input: 2nd Amendment rights – baloney!

How does an irrational racist purchase a .45 caliber gun with his rantings on his own website and not receive any scrutiny from authorities? I’ll tell you how and its spell ...

Reader input: Local heroes make us proud

“America, America, God shed his grace on thee” and on the brave American tourists who thwarted a terrorist carnage on a French train last week. To learn the three young ...

Reader input: Talking turkey ... and Hillary

We recently had a large group of turkey vultures on our property.  I was interested to learn that they have a keen sense of smell and can detect a fresh carcass while gliding ...

Reader input: Why again should we vote for her?

Allow me to elaborate on the “Hillary has the experience” (Reader Input, Aug. 26). As (Paul Comiskey) tries to glorify Hillary with vague generosities, may I add some z ...

Another View: Will take-home pay win or lose in State Capitol?

What’s the origin of the phrase, “there is no such thing as a free lunch?”  In the 19th century it was common practice of saloons to offer their patron &ldqu ...

Teen pressured to get ‘junk’ jewelry to fit in

Dear Straight Talk: My sister, 16, is under intense peer pressure to pierce her breasts and pudendum. The leader of her group ostracizes girls who won’t go along. I’m ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

In July, Resplendence Publishing released Linda Deatherage’s first title, the historical romance “Sweet Revenge.” This Applegate denizen focuses on the Gold Rush ...

Another View: Listening to truth, whomever's it may be

This column is a follow-up to Caspers-Ross’s Aug. 25 column, “Let laughter roll down like wine,” which is available online. You may have read my column about ri ...

Reader input: Hillary’s book worth a look

Far be it from me to tell people how to vote. Rather I would urge people to think for themselves. As opinions and convictions are being formed concerning the coming national elec ...

Reader input: Iran nuke deal a head scratcher

Our president’s foreign policy in the Middle East seems little more than wishful thinking. Obama will win the hearts and minds of the Arab world by confessing America’s ...

Reader input: Take tougher stance on crime

I was at the local recycling center in Colfax this morning and was shocked to see the person that was on video stealing the money jar fund for the hopes of a Boys and Girls Club in ...

Reader input: Is Auburn a ‘magnet’ for the homeless?

How many articles do we need on the “the homeless and their housing problems?” It is possible that, for several reasons, Auburn has become a magnate for some of the & ...