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Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt's $73,000-a-year aide is his niece

Supervisor Robert’s Weygandt’s selection of his niece Brittany Weygandt to be his $73,000-a-year aide won approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But the de ...

Despite arrest, Kirby likely to be mayor

Dr. Bill Kirby's city council colleagues appear ready to vote for him to be Auburn's mayor Monday night despite his recent arrest on a charge of drugged driving. A simple ...

Left hand not talking to the Right Hand

Right Hand Auburn’s request for close to $21,000 to continue operations of the North Auburn homeless shelter was removed from the City Council agenda at Monday night’s ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Reader Input: Our chance to ‘throw the bums out’

We have a representative government run by people we elect to make decisions based upon the best interests of our country and the citizens who elect them. We know that this does no ...

Wait-and-see on Placer medicinal pot grows

With an election in 2016 that could result in legalization of recreational cannabis use in California, Placer County is taking a wait-and-see stance on regulating or even banning m ...

Placer delays vote on Meadow Vista, Loomis library closings

The vote to shut them down them may still come, but Placer County is taking some more time on the possible closure of Meadow Vista and Loomis libraries in the face of budget concer ...

Reader Input: Vote and stay informed

Free people can change the world. Most people are good-intentioned, yet the media has to focus on the fly in the ointment. When good and free people come together, it reinforces th ...

Work not done after final vote cast

Long after the final votes are cast a veritable army of dedicated election staff must work long hours and follow a stringent process to verify the results. In what they lovingly r ...

Reader Input: Constitutional rights can be lost

It has been reported that 55 percent of Christians are not registered to vote. In the last election, 60 percent of registered Christian citizens did not vote. It is no wonder that ...

Reader Input: It’s a flat world to McClintock

RE: “McClintock, Moore exchange blows in debate,” Journal, Oct. 15. While there are myriad issues that separate these two contenders for the 4th Congressional Distric ...

Reader Input: Spokely brings civil discourse

Auburn has some of the most involved, dedicated and hardworking community members I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Matt Spokely is a past president of our local recre ...

Reader Input: Sometimes just one vote matters

By one vote in 1645, Oliver Cromwell gained control of England and became ruler. In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed. In 1776, one vote made English, not ...

Reader Input: Voting Berlant and here’s why

As I’ve been watching and reading about the candidates for (Auburn) City Council, I notice that very few have actually served on boards that have produced significant change. ...

Reader Input: Republican Party has the answers

A recent letter in the Journal regarding the Republican Party caught my eye, by Ron Lowe of Nevada City, Sept. 7 (“Politicians say we’re tanking”). He states &ldq ...