Per diem pay has had its day and should end

Reviewing the notebook while realizing that one of the few state expenses that will continue being paid in cash, instead of with an IOU, are the elected officials’ per diem vouc ...

Revitalization suggestions

Auburn should look to other communities that have revitalized downtowns. Research what stores and services we lack and charge the Economic Development Commission with creating a pl ...

Gun owners are regular folks

Sadly enough, folks like Mr. (Jim) Cather react emotionally to an issue about which they know so little (“Deer hunt is dangerous, unjustified;” Reader Input, June 24). These y ...

If sheriff’s helo OK’d, question remains how to pay for it

Toking through the notebook while wondering if the state legislature’s sudden warmth for legalizing pot — because it could annually raise $1 billion in tax revenue — might gi ...

Government cannot spend its way to general prosperity

I thank my friend, Charlie Brown, for recently cataloging the Democrats’ legislative agenda so comprehensively (Another View, March 5). He is correct that I have strongly opposed ...

Similarities between two deadly crimes proves gut-wrenching

There have been many stories that have touched my heart and had an impact on my life. But, after more than seven years in the journalism business I was not prepared for the emotion ...

Placer eyes stimulus funds for Roseville bottleneck

Placer County transportation officials are trying to find a way to make Joe Barilari’s life a little easier a little sooner. Barilari, a trucker from Los Angeles, passed through ...