Kevin Hanley

Another View: State’s thumb hurts business, quality of life

As the “Me Generation” took power in all areas of our country, Robert Fulghum, as he looked at the rising rudeness and gradual decline of civil society, had to write th ...

Residents weigh in on council race

Economic development is the topic on the mind of many Auburn residents as City Council candidates build their platforms for November’s elections. With the closing of the can ...

Another View: A gas hike and the artful dodge

In Oliver Twist, the classic novel by Charles Dickens, the character Jack Dawkins, nicknamed the Artful Dodger, is the leader of a gang of children trained as pickpockets by old ma ...

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo

Watching the devastating impacts on human beings as the Sand Fire swept through the borderlands of Amador and El Dorado counties, it reminded me that momentum is a powerful force i ...

Reader Input: Start street fixes before winter rain

I have found guest columnists Gary Moffat and Kevin Hanley’s recent articles to be very insightful. Although they seldom see eye-to-eye, I believe them both to be very honest ...

Another View: On politics, policy and the Wild Kingdom

For my generation, the 1975 music video “I’m Just a Bill,” by School House Rock was our first introduction to civics. Kids still watch this classic video. As the ...

Another View: Council bears responsibility for fiscal woes

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” character uttered this phrase in his 1971 Earth Day strip, and it can easily be ...

Another View: Annexation and déjà vu

Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.&rdq ...

Another View: Volunteerism makes Auburn more dynamic

It was 7:40 a.m., a little too bright and early, last Sunday when I parked my car near St. Luke’s Church and heard from the interior of 1937 Historic City Hall at Central Squ ...