Opinion

Reader Input: Trump the provocateur

Almost everybody knows that professional wrestling is fake entertainment. Probably most people don’t know that Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Enter ...

Reader Input: Railcars, oil and safety

A recent letter to the editor claimed crude oil and food products are shipped in the same tank-style railcars. The claim needs a fact-check. Crude oil shipped by railcar is ...

Reader Input: Italy wrong to cover statues

According to the New York Times, the visit to Italy by Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, broke new ground in political correctness. It seems someone of exquisite sensi ...

Reader Input: Sharing benefits of lower gas prices

When gas prices were in the $4+ per gallon range and oil was over $100 per barrel, all we heard about was what a drag that was on the economy.  Truckers were suffering. &nb ...

Another View: Preparing our students for college, jobs — and life

Several months ago, my friend whose children attend school in the Placer Union High School District, said, “Jeff, my kids are so smart in school, and they will do well in ...

Reader input: Gourmet crab feet, anyone?

To the Higgins Diggins Lions Club: I see your organization will be serving crab feet at your Feb 12-13 Crab and Shrimp Feed. (Auburn Journal, Jan. 31). I’m going out on a l ...

Reader input: Let’s try food, not bombs

So here is my solution for the war-torn Middle East. Rather than sending more bombs (air support), let’s try sending food. If it were possible, America and our coalition of f ...

Reader input: Welcome to the Tibetan monks

Welcome to the Tibetan monks who have traveled a long way from home. Their workshops sound very interesting, on meditations and purification ceremonies. We have so much to learn ...

Another View: Why I now embrace a diet that’s gentler on the planet

I woke up one morning and discovered I was a Climatarian. Over the years, I have gone through myriad types of diets in a search for one that is satisfying without harming my heal ...

Reader Input: Satellite temps, global warming

The last time it was the sun going into a deep freeze. This time it is satellite temperature data. Years ago it was Vikings growing strawberries in Iceland. The global warming d ...

Reader Input: Learn principles of science

I would like to make a response to Les Polette’s letter “Big blizzard and global warming” in Feb 2 Journal.  Mr. Polette asserted that satellite data ...

Reader Input: Let market decide if we need Walmart

In response to Georgina Pritchard’s  letter (Auburn Journal, Feb. 7, Reader Input, Do we really need to have Walmart?) regarding Walmart. First everyone complains abo ...

Another View: A brush with death on Super Bowl Sunday

All in all it was a great game day. Weather was perfect. We’d skied the day prior so that we could be home to watch the game. I had invited my dad over to watch the game w ...

Reader input: Supes are hard to interact with

I have spoken several times before the Board of Supervisors on controversial issues and my experience with two of the supervisors now running for reelection has been frustratingly ...

Reader input: Fossil fuels are damaging

The main sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the U.S. are electric power generation, 31percent; transportation, 27 percent; industrial, 21 percent; commercial and residential, 12 ...