Kevin Hanley

Another View: How Charles Dickens changed Christmas

He needed the money. In the fall of 1843, with his wife Catherine expecting their fifth child, a heavy mortgage and lagging sales from the monthly installments of his book “M ...

Businesses face uphill battle in Auburn

Small-business owner Eric Nordby is closing the doors to Hilda’s Bakery on Christmas Eve. It isn’t because he is bored or too busy at his three other businesses in tow ...

Another View: ‘Think Auburn First Challenge’ pays dividends

Recently, a friend of ours got up at a public meeting and proudly boasted that last year, he and his wife did all of their Christmas shopping in Auburn. He was excited about thei ...

Meddlers Report – Nov. 25

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Reader input: Powers, Spokely for City Council

Ensuring a high quality of life, prosperity and a well-run municipal government can only be achieved if our future City Council members are wise, have an abundance of energy, belie ...

Gold Country Reflections: Sharing thoughts on infernos and indifference

Ebola is breaking out and killing people all over western Africa, and yet the flights from these countries into the United States continue. Thousands cross our southern border, cla ...

Another View: Freedom and personal responsibility

Do you want to try a little experiment? All you need is a newspaper like this one and a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. Flip through the newspaper from beginning to end ...

Another View: Auburn pillars leave lasting legacies

I love the sound and, more importantly, the meaning of the Latin word “gravitas.” Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues. A person with gravitas is a man or woman who ha ...

Another View: Moving toward patient-centered care for veterans

On Sept. 28, 2013, Thomas Breen, a 71-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, who had grappled with cancer in the past, had blood in his urine. He and rushed to the Phoenix Veterans Health A ...