Politics

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 ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

Bills 2416 and 1897 should be defeated

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of our ...

Is Lincoln the next stop for hazardous crude oil trains?

An oil company’s plan to transport volatile crude oil by rail through Sacramento-area counties next year has spurred an association of local governments to take measures to p ...

Federal, state government not privy to what hazardous materials on trains

What hazardous materials pass through downtown Lincoln, Lincoln Crossing and Twelve Bridges every week? That’s the million-dollar question. Three years ago, The News Messen ...