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With class action OK’d, Brown should end fire fee fiasco

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has been granted class action status to provide relief to more than 800,000 California property owners who received bills from the state for its fire prevention fee, which the lawsuit filed by HJTA claims is illegal. The association can now proceed with notifying the public of the class action status and allow those who desire to opt out.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Commission unwise to open marijuana floodgates
Posted: February 03, 2016

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The sad decay of Trinity County
Posted: February 03, 2016

As a born and raised former resident of Trinity County, a place I once proudly called home, I cannot help but be continually dismayed by the rate of overall decay of the place every time I return for a visit. With family still residing deep in the heart of Trinity County I frequently return to the place several times a year. Each time is a sad reminder of what a toilet the county has become. Ozark hollers don’t hold a candle to what Trinity County has become. It’s almost like a destitute populace is hell-bent on achieving the most hovels per capita award.

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Damn torpedoes, full speed ahead
Posted: February 03, 2016

After reading last week’s article that the Trinity River Restoration Program plans to implement the Record of Decision for springtime flows based on rain year categories and totally ignore the lake level recoveries had me shaking my head in disbelief. In real life when you have made a decision based on the best information available at the time, you implement that decision, until additional information is received that will allow a better outcome, then you modify your implementation.  

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Enclave Clause dooms feds
Posted: February 03, 2016

I thank the lady respondent to my Malheur Wildlife Refuge letter. It provides me the opportunity to further elucidate on matters constitutional. The Constitution is fairly simple to comprehend though there are areas that require reference to the convention debates to grasp the original intent. It’s appalling that so many people are uneducated, or miseducated, about the document that defines us. I suspect that is by design as the federal government now controls most of the institutes of education.

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USA -- Incorporated and insecure
Posted: February 03, 2016

In these times of trials and tribulations, I take comfort in God and the words found in the Bible. It seems our own citizenship is oppressed and denied the guaranties listed in the Constitution (Bill of Rights).

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
New year, new attitude needed if humankind is to progress
Posted: January 27, 2016

Well, 2015 was a year of little to no progress in humankind’s ability to co-exist on this planet. In fact, it would be accurate to say that we regressed this past year, at least in some respects. Whatever happened to dialogue, communication, negotiation, interaction, compromise, and most of all, relationship? What has happened to “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12). Or “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).

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Disconnect explains unrest
Posted: January 27, 2016

There have been a lot of police shootings of unarmed subjects lately. I don’t think it’s anything new but with the proliferation of cameras more incidents are being captured on video.

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Thank you Phil Nelson
Posted: January 27, 2016

Now-retired Journal photographer Phil Nelson has an uncanny ability to capture the moment, not many can do that. Some learn and some have an indwelling ability; Phil has both.

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