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Shame on Democrats

One last comment on the Republicans are anti-veteran and then let’s put it to bed (“Republicans are anti-veteran,” Reader Input, Sept. 26). If memory serves, I be ...

Mormons don’t start wars

First of all, lady, how did you have time to write this drivel? (“Romney rushing into distant war,” Reader Input, Sept. 16). You must have an Occupy movement to go to s ...

CDF needs to get back to its mission

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) fire fee will not be used for thinning brush and clearing trees around your home (“$150 fire fee bills targete ...

Tankers don’t put out fires

After 42 years in wildland firefighting and 30 years managing them, I can tell you there has never been an air tanker nor will there ever be one regardless of size that can put out ...

Now we punish the prudent

Credit cards are just that, “credit” cards, not loan cards. If you don’t want to pay whatever interest a bank may charge then try doing it the old-fashioned way. Do without f ...

Officers hand out 80 tickets, arrest two over weekend

Law enforcement’s effort to crack down on speeding violations on a winding rural road brought relief to residents who have long warned about its dangers. Over the weekend, Plac ...

Limit what taxes pay for

Being taxed by a government that throws our money to whomever it sees fit should not be tolerated. Tax revenues should be used only to create and maintain infrastructure, furnish p ...

Sick and tired of stupid laws

The other day I noticed a woodpecker had been damaging my stucco. The next night I noticed it was sleeping, clinging to its destruction. I instantly thought, “Well, I’ll just ...

Our View: Driving more treacherous than ever for teens

The recent loss of three young lives in an accident on Salmon Falls Road reminds us of a risks teenage drivers face when they get behind the wheel. And with the winter season in f ...

Memorial services planned for crash victims

Plans to remember the three victims of a fatal car crash are in the works at local schools. Folsom and Rocklin high school principals said they are deciding how to honor two stud ...