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Reader Input: Too many guns floating around

Fourteen people killed by guns in the Chicago area over the Fourth of July holiday. There’s a lull in mass murders at the hands of semi-automatic weapons. There’s nev ...

Reader Input: State should step up to desalination

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt removal plants simil ...

Another View: TV news goes dark when it comes to free trade agreement coverage

Ever hear of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Don’t worry if you haven’t because hardly anyone in the United States has. At a recent talk about the news media that I ga ...

Reader Input: US should mind its business

Is the U.S. trying to provoke another war? Recently, B-52’s flew into a disputed area in the East China Sea. The dispute is over islands claimed by China and Japan. Even thou ...

Reader Input: Americans pay more, get less

Most discussion about health care misses a key point: Health care is more costly in the U.S. than in any other industrialized nation, costing us 18 percent of our GDP. Japan (healt ...

Pearl Harbor remembered on 71st anniversary

  PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — More than 2,000 people at Pearl Harbor and many more around the country are marking the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that ki ...

Quake danger in Auburn? Placer County has its faults

While Japan reacts to the horrific impact of an earthquake and tsunami, students in Dick Hilton’s earth sciences class at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus have been learning tha ...

George Yamasaki, 105, left his mark on the landscape of Auburn, Placer County

Looking over a lifetime that spanned 105 years, George Yamasaki’s last days were spent at his hillside Auburn home overlooking the Sacramento Valley surrounded by loving family a ...