- More concerns about Orland Unified
- The more Orland public hears about what's happening at the Orland Unified School District office, the angrier the public gets. First, there's the $1.2 million in deficit. Then there's the ridiculous salaries of the superintendent and the budget... Full story
- MMA event at fairgrounds appreciated
- I want to applaud Orland for allowing the first MMA (mixed martial arts) fight at the fairgrounds on Oct. 26. I feel like they really took a chance on this, and it paid off.
The crowd it brought in was a little different than the usual racing types ... Full story
- Letter: Time to furlough Rep. Garamendi
- As a worker impacted by the recent federal government shutdown, and as a supervisor who has seen what this event has wrought on the good folks who work with me, I am compelled to write and suggest one way to prevent the problem from happening again.
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- Letter: Garamendi says let’s end the partial shutdown
- As your congressman, I want to give your readers an update on the government shutdown and the impact for Glenn County.
The shutdown has been very disruptive in this region. Key USDA offices in Willows and Colusa are shuttered, and with e-verify inac... Full story
- Letter: Administration trying to shift the blame
- We have a government shutdown. The federal employees will not get pay checks.
However, they do have health insurance, under the affordable health care law, without any exceptions, and so will many others whether they want it or can afford it. They w... Full story
- Eddie Lou: Obamacare delay good for business
- The White House delayed for one year a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that small businesses provide health insurance to its employees.
This provision, commonly known as the employer mandate, calls for businesses with 50 or more workers to... Full story
- Our View: 5 reasons to worry about U.S. debt
- To read the news, you'd think America's fiscal problems are under control. After all, following four years of $1 trillion-plus deficits, this year's will be "only" $642 billion. And Congress actually cut spending this year by letting the sequester ha... Full story
- Ron Hart: Marriage should be divorced from government
- With the Supreme Court effectively ruling in favor of gay marriage, options have narrowed for its opponents. We libertarians praise the ruling, as does your nephew who TIVOs "Glee," can never quite throw a spiral, and refers to "Top Gun" as "Oh, that... Full story
- Other View: Public employees should share in pension costs
- San Jose Mercury News
Given the choice between a Volkswagen or a Rolls-Royce for the same price, most of us would take the Rolls.
That's essentially what's going on with pensions for employees of at least 117 Bay Area government agencies. They get ... Full story
- Amy Goodman – DOMA ruling: Two steps forward, one step back
- The U.S. Supreme Court announced three historic 5-4 decisions this week. In the first, a core component of the Voting Rights Act was gutted, enabling Southern states to enact regressive voting laws that will likely disenfranchise the ever-growing num... Full story