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Letters to the Editor

Water Shortage 01/23/2014

Bob Petersen

Why is it that, given the lack of rain, those in charge are talking about all the things that citizens can do to save water ? I would like an explanation of why all the reservoirs in the area are empty. These lakes were semi full to full at the end of the summer in 2013.< more

County’s Pick & Choose Encroachment Enforcement Laws 10/06/2013

Donald E Mason

I’m a 90 year old USMC WWII 100% disabled purple heart w/ a bronze star veteran who owns a cabin that I built with my brother back in 1965. I have a steep asphalt driveway that is being destroyed by … more

Government Shut Down 10/01/2013

Eleanor Wittrup

As I understand it, in order to pass (or repeal) a law in the U.S.A. you have to pass it by majority vote in the House AND the Senate and then the President has to sign the bill into law. … more

Recent Blogs

Economy: Families Vs. State Agencies 05/02/2016


While California is slowly recovering from the great recession, state agencies are busy passing new regulations that will increase energy costs on families and business. State bureaucrats function as though they have been given a green light to act unilaterally … more

Restoring the Purse Strings 04/27/2016


The House Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House met on April 14, 2016 to discuss “Proposed Reforms to Rule XXI and the Modern Authorization and Appropriations Process.”  The Congressman delivered the following remarks and previously released a memo on four proposed budget … more

Explore The Mother Lode 04/15/2016


Tuolumne and Calaveras offer amazing outdoor recreation and some pretty fantastic events to experience as well. Off road adventures in this area include hiking, taking vehicles off road, gold panning, camping and fishing. All are detailed in our recreation guide here. … more

Redeeming an Island Paradise


We meet today because Puerto Rico borrowed billions of dollars to fund bloated government salaries and pensions, sumptuous social welfare programs and corrupt public contracts.  It is now more than $70 billion in debt, overwhelmed by poverty and suffering an … more

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