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Reader Input: Texas processes Placer payments

Do you own a pet in Placer County? If yes and you took the time to get your pet its rabies shots, you will or have received an invoice for your pet’s license fee. Did you n ...

Reader Input: Republicans espouse fear

Less than three weeks to go and the Republicans and tea party have finally settled on a campaign message for the 2014 midterm elections. Fear and loathing: The message is decided ...

Cardboard Tesla-toting Gaines makes Texas trek to tout California

Don’t get state Sen. Ted Gaines wrong on this one. Just back from a journey this week to Texas to tout California’s business potential, the Roseville Republican said W ...

Another View: State policies take a toll on its commerce

California thinks of itself as leading the vanguard of the energy revolution. We’re fighting climate change, investing in clean power, and shaking our fossil-fuel habit. Bu ...

Reader Input: Concealed arms fine for military

The brass and CYA crowd in the military don’t know what they’re talking about when they predict bedlam or blood in the streets if soldiers are permitted to carry concea ...

Reader Input: Don’t sugarcoat deaths by guns

Four dead and 16 injured at Fort Hood, Texas (Journal, April 3). Gunsmiths and the National Rifle Association tell us every time a mass killing happens, that guns don’t kil ...

Update: All-clear sirens sound after Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas — All-clear sirens have sounded at Fort Hood as the lockdown was lifted hours after a deadly shooting at the Texas Army post. Hundreds of cars began stre ...

Reader Input: Texas keeps tabs on license fees

Is it just me? I sent my dog licensing fee to Placer County back in December. I had three choices so I took the middle of the road and chose to pay for two years. Dec. 27, 2013, ...

Another View: Cooperation and water conservation key in coming weeks

It seems like water – or lack of it – is on nearly everyone’s mind these days. If it isn’t, it should be. After all, Placer County is potentially facing one ...

Another View: Snow spawns warm memories, but enough is enough

This is one of those rare times when we can all agree on something. At least I am reasonably sure that we can. It’s been cold out there. Not brisk. Not chilly. Or even nippy. ...

Reader Input: Scary to picture Ted Cruz as president

“Open mouth, insert foot!” The recent ramblings of the esteemed senator from Texas (re: Ted Cruz) is an excellent example of “Too much college, too little high sc ...

Reader Input: US government hardly blameless

When I first heard about the poison gas attack in Syria I didn’t think much of it because the news is always bombarding us with stories of people getting killed. However, w ...

Reader Input: Dogs will have cleaner care

I was aghast to hear that the Texas state legislature has passed a law putting onerous safety standards on abortion clinics there. Don’t those Neanderthals know that women ...

Auburn father, daughter bond over cross-US bike trek

Strong headwinds and the slow slog of mile upon mile of windswept and barren Texas hinterland failed to deter an Auburn father and daughter duo from completing what many dream of b ...

Silva graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Alexander A. Silva graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program t ...