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Reader Input: Why squash teen’s opinion?

You think the “claim” of bigotry and racism needs this 15-year-old’s opinion to make it what (“Confederate controversy: Moral fortitude or militant racism?, ...

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 ...

Reader Input: PDA story calls for follow-up

Re: “Placer High student article raises questions about PDA on campus,” Journal, Oct. 27). Today’s journalism suffers from a sort of autoimmune disease. The pro ...

Reader Input: Why do people inflict misery?

When I was a small child, nothing in this world seemed like a problem. The government seemed fine; the only deaths I ever had to think about were my dad’s and great-grandma&r ...

Reader Input: If you want a Wal-Mart, move

Auburn is a quiet, simple town, away from big cities. We already have several “big box” stores, yet many people feel we also need a Wal-Mart here in Auburn, so they can ...

Reader Input: Gun ownership calls for care

The government has made many laws that we need in our country and others that we don’t. Gun control is a law that we do need to have in our country. When a person wants to ...

Reader Input: Disabilities often unseen

No one should be questioned about a disability. People often assume that a disability is a physical handicap. Disabilities can also be mental or even an illness that you cannot ...

Reader Input: Rodeo bulls have it good

Many people today think that rodeos are cruel to the animals that perform in them. I, however, think that it is a great tradition, and also that it helps people remember that the ...

Reader Input: Give gays equal rights

I think gay people should have the same rights as people who are not gay. Gay people should be allowed to get married in any state. I think people should be allowed to adopt kids ...

Reader Input: Rodeos are in no way OK

I believe that rodeos are not only animal abuse, but they are also child abuse because they teach children that it is OK to be cruel to animals. Most rodeo events rely on creatin ...

Reader Input: New animal shelter needed

The current shelter is more than 40 years old and less than 10,000 square-feet. The floors are cracked and in need of repair. Dogs are locked up in kennels without outdoor runs or ...

Reader Input: Beware fleas like the plague

I have been hearing a lot about this Lyme disease while reading the newspaper in my current events class and it reminded me about another health threat in California and the rest o ...

Reader Input: Help before it’s too late

Aristotle once said that “the definition of insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results.” After reading from the Associate Press about the ...

Reader Input: Obamacare a socialist step

Do you really want (President) Obama to turn this country into a socialist country? Really think about what that would do to you. If you have a lot of money and worked for it, it ...

Reader Input: Address big gun issues

The recent debate about gun control has had me thinking about the shootings and murders in our country. There are a lot of them all the time and the issue just begins to be notic ...