John Koehler

Reader Input: ‘Lock ’em up’ solves little

(Auburn Police) Chief (John) Ruffcorn’s previous report to the City Council points to the many problems which result from early release of low-level offenders due to AB 109 ( ...

Reader Input: As a nation, we need health coverage

Such sound and fury about the Affordable Care Act! It is not only loud, it seems to bury understanding of why this is so important to our nation’s health. Universal health ...

In trying times we must stay engaged

Re: “Political rage bubbles to the surface in Auburn,” (Journal, Oct. 3): In the 1960s, there was debate about whether our country was ripe for revolution given the social turm ...

Consider war’s unintended consequences

Rob Howard and Donna Arz have reason to suggest a more balanced reaction to the incident of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). As is well-known in all of our ...

Bridge barrier a good idea

Reading today’s (Journal, Nov. 17) comments on the Foresthill Bridge, I hope readers with concerns or questions about reducing suicides from the bridge would look at studies abou ...

Vote for survival of society

John Koehler finds it puzzling that those of us who favor the traditional definition of marriage-as being only between a man and a woman can continue to resist alleged scientific f ...

Pastor’s gay bashing, discrimination ‘startling’

Pastor Mark Hall’s advocacy of Proposition 8, which seeks to limit marriage to heterosexual couples as Biblically “correct,” is startling to me. It reminds me of the civil ri ...