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Reader input: Economics killed Auburn Dam project
Sunday Jul 12 2015
(Responding to July 9 Auburn Journal Reader Input from Vern Root about the Auburn Dam:) Mr. Root seems to have a different recollection about the sequence of events than I do reg ...
Another View: McClintock-Moore could be a slugfest
Friday May 30 2014
For incumbent Tom McClintock, the 2014 election cycle likely will not be the cakewalk he originally anticipated in District 4 … especially if Democrats get off their butts a ...
Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection
Thursday Nov 03 2011
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 ...
Lobbyist Ring facing another trial on two more charges
Friday Oct 28 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice isn’t through with the Kevin Ring prosecution yet. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in p ...
D.C. judge sentences sobbing Ring to 20 months on corruption counts
Wednesday Oct 26 2011
WASHINGTON -- A former lobbyist and top staffer with ex-Rep. John Doolittle’s office was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and ...
Ring friends, family make plea for mercy, no prison in D.C. corruption case
Monday Oct 17 2011
With sentencing days away on federal corruption charges and the possibility of more than four years in prison, ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring’s friends and family are coming to his defen ...
Doolittle to judge: Ex-aide Ring should get no prison time in corruption case
Thursday Oct 13 2011
Ex-Rep. John Doolittle is challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s successful prosecution on corruption charges of a former top aide, Kevin Ring. But prosecutors are questio ...
Ring: Feds told him to lie to implicate Doolittle
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
Described by prosecutors as “Team Abramoff’s chief operating officer,” ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring is now claiming the Justice Department wanted him to lie and send best friend an ...
Ring’s bribery sentence range lowered by judge
Tuesday Sep 20 2011
A federal judge on Tuesday dramatically cut the Justice Department's recommended sentencing range for a lobbyist with Placer County connections convicted of bribing public official ...
Stiff sentence sought for ex-Doolittle staffer Kevin Ring
Tuesday Aug 30 2011
Prosecutors are recommending that Kevin Ring, a former John Doolittle congressional aide who became embroiled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal, get 17 to 22 years in prison for tre ...
Doolittle’s $30,000 Colfax lobbying contract up but wastewater problems remain
Tuesday Apr 12 2011
Far from flush with cash, the city of Colfax has just finished paying $30,000 for former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle to lobby for state and federal funding to help fund wastewater tre ...
Brett Storey named County Employee of the Year for biomass plant leadership
Tuesday Apr 05 2011
When Brett Storey looks at the brush and overgrowth choking the sides of Sierra trails, he sees a better future. A backpacker, Storey has long enjoyed the outdoors in the mountain ...
Ex-Doolittle staffer Ring under fire again in D.C. corruption scandal
Wednesday Mar 23 2011
The Justice Department is putting Kevin Ring – a former aide to ex-U.S. Rep. John Doolittle and a junior associate at Jack Abramoff's firm – on trial for a third time, making t ...
Jury convicts ex-Doolittle aide in corruption case
Tuesday Nov 16 2010
Forever linked to a lobbyist and former staff member now found guilty of corruption charges, retired Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, said Tuesday that Kevin Ring’s conviction o ...
Ex-congressman John Doolittle steps into new lobbying role
Wednesday Sep 22 2010
Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle has returned to Washington, D.C.’s Beltway – this time as a lobbyist. But his heart’s still in Placer County and – with homes in both Rosev ...
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