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Reader Input: Assisted suicide hardly compassionate

Last week a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make assisted suicide legal in California. Advocated by a group called “Compassion and Choices” (the renam ...

Auburn drive to keep Flyers gas money wins key support

The city of Auburn’s quest to protect fuel tax revenues it now receives from Flyers Energy sales outside the city has found key support in the state Legislature. But Auburn& ...

Another View: House budget proposal will head us back to prosperity

In August of 2010, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs warned that the greatest threat to our national security was our national debt. That was $4 trillion of debt ago. In fact, sin ...

Another View: Unity, persuasion are the keys to success for GOP

When I was first elected to the San Juan Capistrano City Council, I thought that all I had to do at council meetings was to complain about everything that was wrong with the city a ...

Reader Input: Entitlement is endemic in US

We are an entitlement country. Entitlements include aid from the government like Social Security, food stamps, welfare, etc. I believe this is one of the reasons why Mitt Romney ...

Gaines wants to step up from state Senate to insurance czar

  Leaning on 30 years of experience in the insurance business, 1st District state Sen. Ted Gaines has announced his bid to unseat incumbent Dave Jones as California insurance ...

Another View: Let us reason together

Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, made these statements on the House floor Tuesday. This shutdown should not have happened. The framers of our Constitu ...

State Senate passes series of gun, ammunition bills

SACRAMENTO — Invoking the image of recent mass shootings, Democrats in the state Legislature on Wednesday passed a series of firearms bills designed to reduce the chances ...

New District 4 state Sen. Jim Nielsen sworn in

AUBURN CA - Republican Jim Nielsen was sworn in Thursday as the new 4th state senator. The election for the sprawling Northern California district, which takes in part of North Au ...

Democrats maintain control of Senate

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensi ...

Placer County’s state lawmakers face budget strife, bullet train questions

Lawmakers are back in Sacramento after a four-month break facing a $13 billion budget shortfall and questions on pension reform, high-speed rail and how to bridge the increasingly ...

Gaines win would mean more elections, expenses coming for Placer County

Tuesday’s special election to determine a successor to the late District 1 state Sen. Dave Cox isn’t so special to some voters. With just one item on the ballot to vote for and ...

Senate candidates Gaines and Cooley spar in special election over budget

Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley are approaching Election Day on Tuesday battling for the vacant 1st District state Senate seat and over government costs and taxes. Ga ...

Democrat Cooley, Republican Gaines move on to Jan. 4 Senate runoff

It’s Democrat Ken Cooley against Republican Ted Gaines in a run-off Jan. 4 for the state Senate seat held by the late Dave Cox. With strong Election Day support from Placer Coun ...

Gaines leads in state Senate special election

State Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was holding onto an early lead against Republicans Roger Niello and Barbara Alby and Democrat Ken Cooley in a special election to succeed ...