Questions still burning two years after 49 Fire

Aug. 30, 2009. It’s a date indelibly etched in the psyches and the lives of hundreds of North Auburn residents who fled the flames and lived to tell their own stories about the ...

Republicans took the bait

The GOP’s four goals for the price of one: destroying Obama, Social Security, Medicare and increasing tax breaks for the wealthy! The GOP is hoping that you have forgotten about ...

Stanch the flow of dirty oil

For a week now, activists against the Tar Sands Pipeline have demonstrated their civil disobedience in front of the White House in D.C. (Journal, Aug. 29). As a Democrat, I am keen ...

Scary to see Republican Party hijacked

Re: “Recovering Republican weary of promise-breakers,” (Looking Behind the Scenes, Aug. 28): From a former Republican to a recovering Republican: I find Mr. (Jim) Ruffalo’s r ...

US entered Libya wrongly

Now that forces supported by the U.S. military are closing in on Qaddafi, I think it is again time to revisit the manner in which we became involved in this war. Yes, it is a war, ...

The world is God’s

Your cartoon of an angel looking up to heaven on “Visual Viewpoint,” (Journal, Aug. 23) surely encouraged me to write the following letter: “The earth is the Lord’s and eve ...

Nation must live within means

Some inconvenient truths about our federal budget woes: David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote “there aren’t enough rich people to generate the tens of trillions of doll ...

Out of tragedy comes positive change

Thank you, Placer County supervisors, Auburn Journal and community one-and-all, for the support my family and I have received since June 5 when our little Lucky girl was taken from ...

Another View: In Estonia, flowers are blooming from ashes

TALLINN, Estonia — “Something wonderful has happened here. A miracle, really.” We read those words on a giant screen during a music festival marking 20 years of Estonian inde ...