Category Archives: Government

Reforms needed before public loses confidence in police

The video images were clear and unmistakable. Nobody could deny what they were seeing, or explain it away. White Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of black suspect George Floyd, ignoring Floyd’s plea that “I can’t … Continue reading

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So much for Trump’s conservative Supreme Court

One of Donald Trump’s biggest selling points for reelection—and a position embraced by the Republican Party—is the conservative makeover of the federal judiciary that has taken place in the last three plus years. No more legislating from the federal bench, … Continue reading

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Bernie lost the war, but he may have won the revolution

You have to give the Republicans credit for holding onto their views, even when their own actions make them look like hypocrites. We were told for the better part of a year that Bernie Sanders would seize control of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Economy, Government, Joe Biden, Politics, Public Policy, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Tom McClintock, Republican Party, Tea Party, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

More shoddy voter deception from NorCal Republicans

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a contest to fill the vacant District 1 state Senate seat that represents Nevada County, part of Placer County, and other areas north of us. Election day is actually Tuesday, but most people … Continue reading

Posted in Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Democratic Party, Government, Media, Politics, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Lehman expected to be named next county executive officer

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet behind close doors Tuesday to consider a successor to county CEO Rick Haffey, and most people will be shocked if the job doesn’t go to current assistant CEO Alison Lehman. … Continue reading

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Referendum on Diaz as election officer starts this week

This week could go a long way toward cementing or sinking the reelection hopes of county Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, who is facing two opponents in the June election. Nevada County is one of the few counties test driving the state’s … Continue reading

Posted in County Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, Elise Strickler, Government, Mary Anne Davis, Politics, Uncategorized | 5 Comments