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Check these health stats

We hear lots of claims on whether health care in other countries is better than our existing system. Not many of us have the time to personally investigate these claims. How about ...

Liberals dish it out, can’t take it

Isn’t it interesting to hear the liberals whine about people protesting high taxes and a government-run health care system and our ever-rising national debt.  Remember the ’ ...

County doesn’t return calls

I am trying not to be fuelish (waste gas). In about an hour I will be waiting two days for a return call from a Placer County office, that is available to the public. I even left t ...

Partisan name-calling must go

In the Aug. 28 Journal, Democrat Larry DuBois said Tea Party participants “would be better off spending time doing community service.” How insulting! Actually, how arrogant! ...

Shame on speech ‘opt out’

I was shocked and dismayed that the Auburn School Board even considered an “opt in” or “opt out” approach to hear President Obama’s address to the students of this great ...

Activists take over school curriculum

Dear Auburn School Board: I disagree with the president’s political views, so please don’t let any children in the district see his inspirational, apolitical, national address ...

Hunters are stewards of the outdoors

Kids have been hunting since the beginning of life on this planet. It’s a way of helping to feed our families. Hunters supply the most money and volunteer the most time to conser ...

Blaze uproots ‘Santa’ from his North Auburn abode

The man who plays Santa Claus is having many gifts given to him following Sunday’s 49 Fire. Jack Kenny, who portrays St. Nick for children at the Auburn Boys & Girls Club and the ...

Youth deer hunt is on

Expanding a controversial youth deer hunt got the OK from Placer County’s Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday amid a rancorous discussion on both sides. Members voted 4-3 to ac ...

Teach children to get around

My, my, how times have changed — as reflected by the recent article about the Auburn school bus that drops kids off at the entrance to the affluent Vintage Oaks development in So ...