Editorials

Race is more than just choosing a candidate

Although the City Council race began July 16, it seems twice as long than the past three months of campaigning by nine candidates for three seats. The race has been tough because ...

The Saturday Skinny: Dispelling myths of weight loss and exercise

For those with a significant amount of weight to drop, any movement, particularly walking, is a great way to get your body moving on the right path. During a recent conversation, s ...

City officials working hard for fiscal solutions

Two comments I heard last week, saying that I?ve looked the other way lately on city issues, still bother me. One city official wondered if my Gold Country Media bosses told me t ...

Another View: Enough red tape to stripe California’s highways

No one understands the needs of Placer County residents better than the people who live here. We love our community and are always looking for things we can do to make it even bet ...

Give input for utility rates by Feb. 22

With city e-mails now asking residents for feedback regarding utility rates, the buzz around town is that water/wastewater/garbage bills are going up. But “that’s not the inten ...

Another View: The plunder of Colfax

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay), who lives in Elk Grove, made the following remarks Dec. 1 on the House floor. In the remarks the Congressman discus ...

Another View: Decision near on wastewater project

Since taking office in January 2005, I have invested significant time and energy to find cost-effective and reliable solutions to meet North Auburn’s wastewater compliance requir ...

Does adult entertainment merchandise belong downtown?

The News Messenger’s editorial staff is heatedly discussing the appropriateness of a store that sells sex toys, sex movies and sex magazines in downtown Lincoln. If we’re raisi ...

Tony Valerio’s niece grateful to fellow firefighters’ support

I don’t even know where to begin with this column. Being tasked to write a column about by uncle Anthony “Tony” Valerio’s June 4 death is a daunting one at best. Not only w ...

Another View: Wastewater: Fantasies and some realities

I disagree with your May 5 editorial “County, cities need to stop wasting time,” in which you argue that “on the surface a regional (sewer) plan looks like the way of the fut ...