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Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

Placer County’s jobless count rises

  Placer County found itself part of a regional decline in jobs in July. According to the California Employment Development Department, Placer County’s jobless rate ju ...

Traffic, ozone weigh Auburn-area down in new state environmental score

Penalized for higher-than-normal traffic levels and ozone pollution, the Auburn area still scores better than average on a new California environmental report card. The CalEnviroS ...

Placer County can toast its good health – and raise its wheatgrass glass high

Looking for a healthy lifestyle? Look no further than Placer County, according to rankings in a new survey on the overall health of California residents. Placer County ranked No. ...

State child well-being status plain to see

I am the great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren and have ages 4 months to 12 years old – living in various states.Through this recession that has hit us all very hard, t ...