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Reader Input: Concerted effort will help homeless

The homeless are our neighbors, friends, sons, daughters and grandchildren. Homelessness is a tragedy in the United States and especially in Placer County for which there is no e ...

The doctor is (back) in

When Dr. Bill Kirby reluctantly retired from his urology practice more than a year ago, he had no intention of ever reopening; in fact, he even tried to sell his office on Professi ...

Reader Input: GOP cuts stalled Ebola vaccine

A brand new Ebola vaccine ... you will have to wait. A local paper noted, with better funding by the Conservative House, the CDC might have had an Ebola vaccine “four years ...

Reader input: Communism, guns spark reply

Ron Lowe in his letter “Too many guns floating around” (Auburn Journal Reader Input, June 10) again brings up the same old misleading “facts” to support his ...

Reader Input: Keep politics out of medicine

While not as offensive and mindless as other GOP comments on women, on Jan. 23 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee slammed women by stating Democrats were insulting women by saying ...

Reader Input: GOP’s oath harms nation

On Jan. 20, 2009 (inauguration night), 15 rulers of the Republican Party met in an upscale Washington restaurant and took a “blood oath” to oppose everything (proposed ...

Reader Input: Gun-wise, we’re slow learners

After a longer-than-average NRA six day cooling-off period, wherein some Americans might ask, “What Navy Yard?”, NRA’s spin meister, Wayne LaPierre, ignoring the ...

Reader Input: Fracking risky but necessary

Last week’s hour and 40 minute forum on fracking (Union of Concerned Scientists) was truly informative. No matter what you or I think, fracking is the elephant in the basemen ...

RPEA helps fill food closet

Members of Auburn Chapter 30 Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) delivered non perishable food items collected from their members to donate to the Auburn Interfaith Food Cl ...

Reader Input: Open files, stop improper gun transfers

We have had three almost identical letters criticizing U.S. Senators for failure to pass another gun control bill. Where do these authors get their material and have they read th ...

Reader Input: Founders stated the obvious

Mr. (Clifford) Lanxner’s history lesson makes one believe that the Virginian feelings about firearm ownership changed between 25 June 1788 and December of 1791 (“Guns w ...

Reader Input: Supreme Court clear on guns

I would like to thank Richard Bell for his reference to the District of Columbia v. Heller decision (“Amendment has restrictions,” Reader Input, Feb. 8). However, he ...

Reader Input: ‘Clean coal’ anything but

I finished my OB/GYN residency training in 1972, 41 years ago. About then I started warning my OB patients about the health concerns of eating five certain fish.   When I st ...

Reader Input: Chagrined by Rushton column

Re: Susan Rushton’s column, “Pomp and Circumstance,” (Journal, Jan. 20). As Ms. Rushton’s former student and I believe a friend, I was chagrined by this c ...

Reader Input: Preserve, don’t re-win freedoms

Mr. (John) Sisson’s comments and a good feeling should no longer be justification for violation of our Bill of Rights (“Sale restrictions our best option,” Reader ...