Armey trapped US in big ditch

During the run-up to the Iraq war, Republican Dick Armey, then-majority whip in the Congress, got a briefing from Dick Cheney purporting to show that Iraq had weapons of mass destr ...

Balance budget, or lose wages

Re: “No pay until the budget balances,” (Reader Input, July 6) My sentiments exactly, Rocky Warren! Why should the Legislature collect their wages when they are not doing the ...

Looking behind the scenes: State to clip wings of California flight schools

Outsourcing the notebook while noting that the TV show “America’s Got Talent” has two British judges and a Canadian in charge of finding talent for the U.S.A. ... As long a ...

Air show climbs skies over Auburn

It’s a busy week for the skies above Auburn. While the fireworks may have brought forth a few “ooohs and aaahs” last weekend, what’s about to soar through our wild blue yon ...

Our View: Auburn must get real to win business

The city of Auburn is taking small steps to improve the shopping experience in Downtown and Old Town. The million-dollar Streetscape revitalization effort is worthwhile and a ste ...

Feds keep people in dark

According to Citizens Against Government Waste, within days of the Gulf oil spill the Dutch government offered the services of their high-tech oil skimming ships. They also offered ...

U.S. a nation under God

Happy Fourth of July to all of us that are proud to be Americans! God has truly blessed us beyond what we deserve. After seeing the tremendous performances by the talented partici ...

A fish-friendly recession cure

Did you know that the Dry Creek salmon crashed from a high of 772 fish in 2005 to five fish in ’09? That’s a devastating decline, and many of the factors affecting that declin ...

Big box against wishes of the people

Bohemia? Really? Let’s see who is on the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council and voted in total disregard of the citizens who were in attendance that spoke out against the pr ...

MAC did local residents wrong

I was under the delusion that the introduction of Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) was to provide the (Placer County) supervisors with a group that helps them learn the general f ...