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California lawmakers moved the state’s 2020 presidential primary up to March 3 to give voters in the most populous state more influence over who will be running in the November general election. But millions of voters might be left out anyway unless they pay close attention to the rules for …

The final pages of the 2020-21 budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed this month contain arguably its most important factor – an utter dependence on taxing a relative handful of high-income Californians.

Harry Truman, when elected president of the U.S., was well aware of the potential hazards of his job. He famously remarked, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Truman was a good judge of character and knew a dog would always provide him with unconditional loyalty, regardless of …

A new poll of California voters finds a virtual tie among Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks before mail voting begins for the March 3 Democratic presidential primary.

One danger Iran presents to the world is ideological, but the greatest threat it poses is nuclear. If Iran, a regime with ties to terrorism, were to develop weapons of mass destruction, then global security would be imperiled.

From Madera to Mill Valley, Eureka to Encinitas, Coalinga to Claremont, local columns are among the most popular features in newspapers that still survive in this era of Craigslist and eBay taking away classified advertising and many display ads moving to Google and Facebook.

Yuba Community College District wants more of our tax dollars – this time $228.4 Million! They have a lot of nerve since we are currently paying on four Yuba College School Bonds as follows:

During the first decade of the 21st century, demographers in California’s Department of Finance and those in the U.S. Census Bureau found themselves in a genteel conflict.

“The days run away like wild horses over the hills,” to borrow the title of a poem by Charles Bukowski. Never were these words truer than as a description of our most recently completed year. We have come so far at Yuba Sutter Arts at such a breakneck pace, and, yet, I feel we still have muc…

It happens almost every winter: pundits from eastern news outlets make weeklong pilgrimages to California, interview top officials here and generally report back that there’s something rotten in the state of the Golden State, as Shakespeare might have put it.

 Hippocrates, in 400 B.C., counseled that, “Sneezing will stop a hiccup.” But for centuries the hiccup also triggered laughter when it happens while talking to friends. But medical reports show there are occasions when a hiccup is no laughing matter.

California has always been a basket of contradictions, and as we begin a new year and a new decade, they seem destined to become even more confounding.

We saw a couple sets of statistics this past week that made us stop and think a bit about our communities. One was the latest county-by-county population estimates, which showed growth in our area. The other was a report on real gross domestic product, listed county by county, and more growth.

The front page of December 21 carried a comment of a 13-year-old young man about how he is handling the current social and political climate. Part of his response stated that teachers try to push their views on him.