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Letters to the Editor

A Letter To Rep. McClintock 02/13/2017

Rep. McClintock – It’s time for you and the Republican party to represent this great nation and her people, not parrot the agenda of someone who has trouble with honesty and integrity. A little independent thought and action on your part is sorely need and called for. more

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

Recent Blogs

H.R. 1873 – Hazard Tree Removal 06/22/2017

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The bureaucratic tangle caused by our so-called environmental laws has reached the point that even dead trees on public lands that threaten to fall on powerlines and cause major forest fires cannot be removed without permission from federal bureaucrats.  To … more

Business Council Opines On County’s Budget Shortfall 06/16/2017

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The recent news regarding the financial challenges for Tuolumne County are very troubling. more

Drain the Swamp, not the Sierra 06/14/2017

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The president of the United States wants to “Drain the Swamp”. Of course he is using this saying as a metaphor for mismanagement and government waste. It seems to me that California, however, is hell bent to drain the Sierra … more

Rescuing America’s Health Care System 06/09/2017

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Lower premiums, increased choices and improved care: these were the promises made to America by those who imposed Obamacare. Exactly the opposite has happened.  Last year, premiums increased an average of 25 percent and this year we’re warned they’ll increase … more