Monthly Archives: September 2013

Doug LaMalfa’s sticky money machine

While it can’t compete with the debt ceiling and budget battle for headlines, keep an eye on the agriculture bill that Congress must finalize by Sept. 30. Our very own Rep. Doug LaMalfa has a lot riding on the outcome. … Continue reading

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ObamaCare: We’re from the government…

ObamaCare has been promoted as health coverage for the uninsured that will open the world of modern medicine to those who sign up. The emerging reality suggests that its promoters are overly optimistic. The Los Angeles Times reports that health … Continue reading

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Is the sheriff illegally dumping pot in TNF?

A pair of mountain bikers discovered a pile of marijuana in the Tahoe National Forest near Pioneer Trail on Monday, an area frequented by the youth we’re trying to protect from drugs. It turns out the pot was dumped there … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being green

Through thick, thin and the worst American recession since the 1930s, the Obama Administration has continued to lavish attention and money on the wind-power industry, a pillar of its carbon-free energy policy. Its attention to the legal ramifications of wind-power … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe

IF WE are to believe former Grass Valley City Manager Dan Holler (go ahead if you want), he resigned because he’s not “the right fit” for the direction the city wants to go. Since the council’s only apparent direction is … Continue reading

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Embrace Chip Kelly, not Woody Hayes

If you think you’ve seen the wing-T before, you probably have.    Coaching changes are always a good time to try something better, or at least something that’s different from the past. Many new coaches get hired because they’re a … Continue reading

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