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Reader Input: Seek energy independence

Energy independence for California is a smart move because it helps us move away from relying on foreign countries, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, for our oil imports. Currently, Ca ...

Another View: Do your research, then get out and vote

In a recent letter to the editor, a person wrote “wake up and put new politicians in office who want to work for the people and our United States.” I could not agree mo ...

Reader Input: Read your paper and wake up

You people that have your head in the sand, listen up! Did you ever hear “the sky is falling”? No you didn’t hear anything. You can’t be silent any longer ...

Reader input: Stand up for free Ukraine

My parents were Ukrainian slave laborers in German camps who survived the holocaust under Stalin, then Hitler. Ukraine, rich agriculturally, technologically, intellectually with va ...

For local family, Olympic memories are golden

After attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Don Whitaker of Meadow Vista decided to take his two grandsons to Sochi to experience the 2014 Olympic Games. Whitaker and his ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Former finance head returning to Auburn; Local family shares Sochi experience; Placer County to make changes to homeless shelter plan

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Auburn’s one-time finance chief is returning to the city to help on an interim basis as a new person is sought. Reporter Amy Lobenberg will have ...

Reader Input: Hosting student enriches family

For my family it is time to decide again which girl, from Germany this time, we will include as a member of our family for the 2014-15 school year. A few years ago we hosted a lo ...

Another View: Obama’s case for war: Clear and clearly wrong

Russia’s diplomatic intervention in the Syrian crisis is welcome news – but whether it is real or illusory, the president needs to step back from the precipice he has t ...

Reader Input: Strike at Syria a moral duty

One-hundred years ago, clouds of death rolled over the battlefields of France, indiscriminately striking down soldiers, civilians, animals and birds; those not killed outright were ...

Reader Input: Syria resembles political football

The real tragedy of Syria is that is has become a political football in a proxy war between Russia, Iran and the West. Syria could become a catalyst to a third world war with worse ...