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Reader Input: California needs hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing increases California’s energy independence and keeps jobs and revenue in the state. California has significant oil reserves. If it can be extracted saf ...

Another View: House budget proposal will head us back to prosperity

In August of 2010, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs warned that the greatest threat to our national security was our national debt. That was $4 trillion of debt ago. In fact, sin ...

Brothers face federal charges for illegal weapons

SACRAMENTO - Two Sacramento brothers were charged Thursday with making hundreds of illegal, untraceable firearms as part of what law enforcement officials said was a wide-ranging n ...

New health chief hopes to fine-tune Placer County wellness

Growing up near Knoxville, Tenn., Placer County’s new health chief Dr. Robert Oldham saw the trials and tribulations of some of his city’s neediest residents on a near- ...

Reader Input: ‘My experience with homeless folks’

Over the last year there have been many fear-based comments made about the homeless folks in the Auburn area. My life experience does not allow fear to enter in when I see a homele ...

Another View: Sequester, we hardly knew ye

The great irony of the Republican decision to bust the budget sequester is that barely two months ago, congressional roles were reversed. The Democrats insisted on funding the go ...

Little League Division 2 all-star tournament nears title tilt

Woodcreek Little League held an impressive opening ceremony for the Division 2 All-Star Tournament on Saturday at Mahany Park. It’s been all about baseball since, as seven s ...

Roseville tournament is last stop before Little League Western Region

This opportunity doesn’t come along often, so Woodcreek Little League wasn’t about to turn it down. Woodcreek will be the host league for the Northern California Divis ...

Another View: Protecting America’s full faith and credit

Amidst all the controversies gripping Congress, certainly we should all be able to agree that the full faith and credit of the United States – the very trust the public has w ...

17-year prison term for marijuana ring's kingpin

  The leader of a Sacramento Valley-based marijuana ring caught with a massive outdoor grow operation in the Alta area of Placer County has been sentenced to a 17-year, 6-mon ...