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Trish Tanner: Honoring, supporting victims of crime

April 19, 2019

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated annually in April to highlight crime victims’ rights and stories of strength. This article has been written to honor all crime victims, locally and nationally, and provide more...



Norris Burkes: Is Easter real?

April 19, 2019

While Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus’ biggest miracle — the resurrection — I have friends who jokingly suggest I attempt one of his lesser miracles. For instance, a dinner guest might humorously...


Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy

April 18, 2019

I feel for my footing, squeeze the trigger all the way, let it go just as a stove-length limb drops. Daylight is going soft and golden as the saw whines and idles. Then I shut...


Richard Kauffman: It happened on Good Friday

April 18, 2019

It was Palm Sunday April the 9, 1865 and there was an uneasy calm outside, as the leaders of two previously opposing armies climbed the staircase of the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia. Lee’s Army of...






Hank Meals: A legacy of trails for the common good

April 15, 2019

As a history buff and enthusiastic hiker, I read the opinions of Mr. Fisher Smith and Mr. Diamond regarding the Cascade Canal Trail with interest. What hasn’t been addressed is our common legacy that includes...


Thomas Elias: Link housing to high-speed rail, solving problems
Thomas Elias: Link housing to high-speed rail, solving problems

April 15, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom has long prided himself on taking a holistic approach to government, realizing the connection between key issues like transportation and climate change, fire management and the makeup of corporate boards of directors....


Terry Boyer: Set yourself free of screen time

April 15, 2019

The April 9 “It Takes a Village Idiot” by Mr. Crabb is perfect for the start of baseball season. Right out of the park! Talking amongst ourselves, some of us see the “cell block” as...





Thomas Elias: Bail bond preservation looks like a winner
Thomas Elias: Bail bond preservation looks like a winner

April 12, 2019

It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition, a...


John Palmer: Conservatives vs. liberals

April 12, 2019

There are about 7.7 billion people on planet Earth. All those people can be divided up several ways; by race, religion, nationality, etc. They can also be divided by political philosophy; conservative or liberal. According...