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Tom Laurent: LaMalfa’s day of infamy

May 21, 2019

April 4, 2019 will be known in Northern California as LaMalfa’s Day of Infamy. This is the day he chose to not protect the women in our district from their violent and abusive intimate partners...

Lynn Marie Lumiere: Why all the controversy with 5G?

May 20, 2019

5G is a new approach to wireless technologies that will bring greatly increased capacity for both mobile and fixed wireless data networks. 5G promises up to 100 times faster service than 4G and is the...

Tiffany Day: Integrity still matters

May 19, 2019

I am sure many readers are as exhausted as I am, reading the daily news cycles. It is tempting to look away, to busy ourselves with tasks that don’t demand as much of our energy....

Chuck Aswell: Adding to the tenure conversation

May 17, 2019

Terry McAteer’s column, “A Conversation About Tenure” (May 2) is screaming for a response. He sounded like, well, a school administrator. I taught for 32 years in a neighboring 10,000 student district. During those years,...

Sue Clark: Aria ready for some ‘Bel Canto’?

May 17, 2019

“Women are fickle!” (La Donna e Mobile), boomed Pavarotti. Popular opera arias floated from my car for the weeks before my English class began to study Ann Patchett’s book, “Bel Canto.” My school has a...

Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose
Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose

May 16, 2019

Three years. Boom. Wentlikethat. I only knew from Linkedin, further evidence of the great disruption in all our lives. Friends from Colorado lit up my email connection to the site with congratulations. Three years is...

Dianna Suarez: Another example of bad faith from NID

May 16, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District has long claimed that it has only engaged with “willing sellers” in their quest to procure property along our Bear River for a proposal that is not even a project. It started...

Terry Lamphier: ‘Free market’ rural growth: does it pay?

May 15, 2019

While “quality of life” means different things to different people, everyone understands “wallet” (more on this in a minute). Growth advocates appear remarkably unconcerned about fire safety, increased traffic impacts, loss of habitat, replacement of...

Denes McIntosh: On the natural world

May 14, 2019

There is an inherent equalizer in the natural world, in the beauty of nature, in its profundity, and in its incomprehensible power. I think, however, that people have forgotten that we, in fact, are very...