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Placer's water, power concerns voiced in D.C.

AUBURN CA - The Placer County Water Agency is making its case in Congress for treating hydroelectric power from its Middle Fork Project as greener energy than it is now. A local wa ...

Baseball star Clemens acquitted of perjury, obstruction

WASHINGTON  - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress by denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long caree ...

Congress flunks with locals

As lawmakers returned to work Tuesday, Auburn-area residents across the political spectrum sounded off on a recent poll that found Congress has an all time low approval rating. An ...

North Auburn, Auburn to vote for different congressional candidates

AUBURN CA - A newly revised congressional district in rural Northern California that will take in North Auburn in the June 6 primary is guaranteed to have a new representative. U.S ...

Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection

Placer County’s perception of Washington, D.C. politics has been getting a workout in recent weeks with the build-up to and sentencing of lobbyist Kevin Ring, a former top-level ...

Young people: Be sure to vote

Most of my life I wanted to believe that our president, along with congress, should protect our borders, and lead us out of natural disasters, man-created disasters and wars. But, ...

McClintock supports return to middle

I was disappointed to that the Journal printed the vile cartoon in the Oct. 26 issue portraying Congressman (Tom) McClintock as a far-right monster draining government. Not only is ...

McClintock a dragon-slayer

I take issue with the political cartoon that was in the Journal on Oct. 26. For all of those who have heard Congressman (Tom) McClintock, you know that he is fighting for the princ ...

McClintock’s view reeks of partisanship

Congressman Tom McClintock’s speech in the House Chamber (Another View, Oct. 28) reeks of partisanship, generalities and certain omissions, chief of which were President (Bill) C ...

How to save lots of money

After careful analysis I have come up with the conclusion the Super Committee could really save a lot of money. Here is my analysis. First, we don’t need leaders of the congress. ...

Just leave the kennel to Lassie

How is it that the leader of the free world can take out Bin Laden and yet let a handful of tea party fanatics in Congress hold the financial world hostage with their freshmen stan ...

Government sickens reader

I am sickened with our government. If I had a daughter that abused her credit card privilege by overspending in the thousands, I certainly wouldn’t reward her with a higher debit ...

Vote out the career politician

Our district is currently represented by a politician who, since he graduated college, has been strictly a career politician. To make matters worse…he doesn’t even live in our ...

Michael Babich challenges fellow GOP Tom McClintock for 4th District Republican nomination

Admitting he’s on a David vs. Goliath-type election quest, Republican Michael Babich of Auburn is mounting an early primary challenge against 4th District U.S. Rep. Tom McClinto ...

Brown wants every vote to be counted

Placer County’s elections chief Jim McCauley is poised to certify results by late Monday or early Tuesday that 4th Congressional District candidate Tom McClintock’s campaign sa ...