Shame on both Gaineses

On the subject of the coming runoff election, I am appalled that State Sen. (Ted) Gaines, a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, would set this district’s taxpayers up to pay for ...

Don’t depend on rumor mill

I live in Foresthill. I get my water from the Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) and I am writing this letter to encourage the residents of this water district, which includ ...

Weary of Gaines double-speak

We have yet another election coming up on Tuesday, May 3, at great expense to us, the taxpayer. We have to shoulder all this expense because our “fiscally responsible,” now St ...

The high cost of greater growth

Wal-Mart: Reminds me of Lancaster in the late ’70s. Lancaster: a safe and secure high desert town with a lot of history. We shopped at Gemco, Kmart or downtown shops. Christmas s ...

Ruffalo: Local Republicans continue to stink up the place

If my only two choices for membership to a political party were Republican or Democrat, I unhesitatingly would opt for the GOP every time. Maybe it’s nothing more than nostalgia ...

Mark Twain on Congress

There is no better time than right now to remember one of our great American men of letters, Mark Twain (1835-1910), who said: “It could probably be shown by facts and figures ...

Wal-Mart harms middle class

I think Mr. (Don) Stewart (Reader Input, April 7) has it just the opposite. I think Wal-Mart hates the unions. If Wal-Mart could break the unions, there’s no telling how low wag ...

Government too broke to help

I did in fact read in today’s Auburn Journal on the subject (re: homelessness). I think you should let Susan Farrington, chairwoman of the Placer Consortium on Homelessness, kno ...

‘Lucky’ to have a car to live in

Re: Another view, “Honesty will help our homeless,” by Dan Appel, March 30: As a homeless/jobless member I would like to comment, as well. I have been looking for work. I hav ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...