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Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County supervisor challenged

The Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt is being challenged for the seat he has held for 19 years, while a potential opponent for Roseville Super ...

Filing season opens on June primary in Placer County

The filing period is on in Placer County for the June 3 primary, with incumbents for a string of county posts including sheriff, assessor and treasurer leading the roster of prospe ...

Prospective McClintock opponent touts robot, tech issues

  A South Lake Tahoe man who says he is concerned about technology, including robots, usurping people in the workplace said Monday that he intends to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom ...

Game on for 2014 Placer County election hopefuls

Candidates – and the Placer County Clerk-Recorder’s Office – are already gearing up for the June 3 primary election. The most public indicator is activity at the ...

Placer County election activity beginning to heat up for 2014

  With an uncommon lull in campaigning this summer, Placer County’s elections division is preparing for the political heat to rise considerably in 2014. County Clerk J ...

Higgins fire tax fails by 29 votes

Voters turned down a new tax proposal by a margin of 1.1 percent this week to restore Higgins Fire Protection District service to what it was last spring. If it had passed, Measur ...

Elected city officials to be sworn in Monday

  Dr. Bill Kirby and Keith Nesbitt will be sworn in for their new terms on the City Council, and Auburn’s next mayor will be determined at the council’s meeting M ...

Boom days for gun, ammo sales in wake of Obama win

  AUBURN CA - President Barack Obama’s election win Nov. 6 set off an explosion in gun and ammunition sales. Gun store owners around the nation have been reporting a s ...

Alpine on top in Placer Water’s District 5 election

AUBURN CA - District 5 voters have given Colfax City Councilman Joshua Alpine the nod over former Auburn Mayor Cheryl Maki in a closely contested Placer County Water Agency electio ...

Kirby leading, Nesbitt, Moffat too close to call in Auburn Council race

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Dr. Bill Kirby and challenger Gary Moffat are in line for the two available Auburn City Council seats. Kirby had the most vo ...

Maki, Alpine in Placer Water District 5 election nail biter

AUBURN CA - Candidates Cheryl Maki and Joshua Alpine were leading late Tuesday in a close race for the District 5 seat on the Placer County Water Agency board. Early returns showe ...

Signs point to high voter turnout

Election Day is here and the ballots are flying in. With a record number of vote-by-mail ballots in Placer County this election, the voting process has already begun. This year th ...

Reader Input: McDonald looks to greater good

Lynn McDonald deserves your vote in the upcoming Placer Union High School District Board of Trustees election. During the 10 years I served as superintendent of the district, Lynn ...

Redistricting creates ‘fog’ for voters

For the first time, Auburn area residents will cast votes for more than one congressional district, causing some confusion among voters who may be casting a ballot different from o ...

Sierra: No funds used to bring senator to campus

Sierra College officials and the president of the political science club that recently hosted a political awareness event on campus are maintaining that no taxpayer dollars were us ...