Politics

Measure A series

Editor’s note: The Western Placer Unified School District has placed a $60 million local bond known as Measure A, or Proposition 39, on the Nov. 4 ballot. The measure require ...

Not enough water to go around:

Upset about city officials approving new housing developments during the drought while Lincoln residents are being asked to cut back on water usage, three residents decided to coll ...

Signs of trouble

Lincoln City Council’s dissatisfaction with Lincoln city staff’s most recent draft of the municipal sign ordinance could be summed up in two phrases: too many signs, to ...

Numerous bills await governor’s signature

While most of the attention was drawn to cell phone kill switches and plastic bag bans in the final week of the legislative session in Sacramento, many other bills did and didn& ...

Combie Lake access issue raised at Lincoln-Nevada Irrigation District water session

Questions on continued access to Lake Combie were asked Thursday at a meeting on a proposed regional water supply project for future Lincoln development. The Nevada Irrigation Dis ...

City Council candidates answer questions

The News Messenger emailed the same five questions to the six Lincoln City Council candidates last Friday.  Five candidates responded by Tuesday's deadline. Their answers ...

Railroad rep talks in generalities about crude oil issue Tuesday

If residents at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting expected revelations about how Union Pacific Railroad might mitigate the negative impacts of shipping large quantities of ...

Six City Council candidates in Nov. 4 election

This upcoming Nov. 4 Statewide Direct General Election is a relatively quiet year for Lincoln-specific races. Only two of the local races, Lincoln City Council and Nevada Irrigati ...

Council nixes mayor’s trip to China

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, four Lincoln City Council members decided not to support sending Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick or any other council representative on a tr ...

Placer GOP forges slate for election

A Placer County Republican Party endorsing convention gave GOP support Saturday to a slate of candidates in local-government elections Nov. 4. The list includes City Council c ...