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Skip Pollard: Living in challenging times

August 22, 2019

We are living in challenging times. Political wildfires and actual wildfires are impelling people to run away, or at least consider it. Google searches for “how to move out of America” have spiked to levels...


Don Rogers: The meaning of life?

August 22, 2019

To understand, you don’t have to climb a mountain and ask a loin-clothed wise man in the snow and wind. Don’t need to take a class, go to church, crack a book, follow these five...


Susan Rogers: Plenty of shame to go around

August 21, 2019

I wasn’t there, but I’ve read and heard a lot about the recent town hall hosted by the office of Rep. Doug LaMalfa. The fact that it generated four “Miss” submissions to this paper’s weekly...



Shanti Emerson: It’s an inside job

August 20, 2019

So your best friend in high school read your diary and blabbed all your secrets. Your first spouse ran off with your next door neighbor, and your stepmother squandered all your father’s savings. A doctor...




Mike Akiyoshi: Is this what justice should look like?

August 19, 2019

On July 31, Michael Akiyoshi was arrested by Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies for contact with a minor for the purpose of having sex. The deputies alleged the conversation with a 15-year-old girl had been going...






Thomas Elias: Gerrymandering: California again takes the lead

August 16, 2019

Gerrymandering has been a reality in politics more than 200 years, since Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry designed a congressional district whose outlines looked a lot like a salamander to ensure one of his fellow Democratic-Republicans...



Jenny Wells: Closing, not selling, bookstore business

August 16, 2019

Wednesday’s article about our community’s bookstore economy was an unfortunate representation of both my business, the bookstore business in general, and me personally. I wanted to clarify a few facts and unfortunate quotes while providing...


Gerald Doane: A crisis strategy

August 16, 2019

With the advent of hostage and active shooter cases currently confronting communities, it is important to understand the police strategy in these matters, as there is often a misconception of how police operate in such...