federal government

Another View: We must lead by example, not by force

There seems to be a bit of ignorance (and I use that word with all due respect) for the constitutional function of the federal government. One of the few required functions of th ...

Reader Input: Beware feds’ data gathering

Are you concerned about the government invading your private life? The Federal Housing Finance Agency is seeking comments on a new National Mortgage Database that would collect not ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Water officials concerned over water supplies; Do you have faith in the federal government?; Media Life

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With winter feeling more like spring, the prospect of a very dry 2014 has water officials concerned. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about how the Plac ...

Reader Input: So, it’s really happened

The federal government has shut down, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families like mine. It’s a good time for us to step back and look at who gets ...

Reader Input: Founders stated the obvious

Mr. (Clifford) Lanxner’s history lesson makes one believe that the Virginian feelings about firearm ownership changed between 25 June 1788 and December of 1791 (“Guns w ...

California receives approval for health exchange

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The federal government on Thursday approved California's plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state's effort to meet requ ...

You can’t shrink to prosperity

Let’s see. General Motors has weighed in with record profits. People signing up for unemployment have dropped precipitously with the primary Republican candidates making stateme ...

Medical marijuana crackdown gets reaction from those in industry

A recent directive from the federal government telling several California medical marijuana facilities to shut their doors inspired locals connected to the industry to speak out. ...

Another View: The debt crisis

Imagine a family that earns $50,000 a year but is spending more than $88,000 with a credit card balance of $330,000. The discussions around the kitchen table are likely to be a lit ...

Debt creation must stop

Congress raised the federal debt ceiling (the amount of borrowing the federal government cannot exceed) on our national debt by almost $2 trillion just a little over a year ago. Th ...