Richard Dann

Don’t condemn those Marines

Enough whining about some U.S. Marine snipers urinating on dead Taliban (Journal, Jan. 15). Whoever took the video was an idiot, and whoever released the video is a traitor. Taliba ...

Unimproved areas soon to cost users

The state government is stealing from us again! The state plans to start charging $10 per day daily user fees at a local favorite swimming hole, the Ponderosa Bridge area — at th ...

Furloughs cost state too much

Ongoing furloughs of state employees not funded by the state are just pathetic. About 55,000 workers, a quarter of all state workers, are funded by sources outside of the general ...

Placer County priorities upside-down

So Placer County Sheriffs have a $4 million helicopter that flies 30 percent faster than the free surplus chopper they used to fly. Its glorious mission – rescuing snowmobilers ...

State employee furloughs need oversight

Some state employees’ departments or divisions are 100 percent funded by the federal government — i.e. the Disability Determination Service Division and the Department of Socia ...