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Publisher’s Ink: Trump’s first 100 days — hold on tight!

If President Donald Trump’s next 95 days in office are anything like his first five then get ready for quite a ride. There appears to be no lack of energy by this newly elected president who seems to require no sleep. His first three executive actions have already been signed amid a flurry of excitement and […]

No Comment / January 31, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Get to work on recreational pot rules

California’s next cash cow is leafy green. The debate about the effects of marijuana use will undoubtedly continue but nearly 8 million voters supported Proposition 64 in November, thereby passing the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Now the state’s Bureau of Marijuana Control and local jurisdictions have until Dec. 31, 2017, to hammer out rules for recreational marijuana […]

No Comment / January 31, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thesis for prosecuting the Clinton family

EDITOR: This is to provide background for why the U.S. government should prosecute the Clintons. We at least know that Hillary had a server in her basement that was used illegally. We know that the Clinton’s were giving speeches to banks and foreign governments for very large fees. We know that the IRS is investigating […]

2 Comments / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Observations and lessons in 2016

At the end of each year I review my “Bullets” column and list some of my favorite items from columns for that year, which includes the following: • Recently my 2-and-a-half-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to the elbow. Without saying a word, she came […]

1 Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

California Rambling: Wintering in the Carson Valley

When an area is overpopulated or forage is thin, wildlife will migrate elsewhere. This happened some years ago when young bald eagles discovered the Carson Valley in neighboring Douglas County, Nev. Now, each January and February, dozens of bald eagles return during their migration north to Canada. They’re attracted by the area’s relatively mild winter […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Taxpayers Association wants department heads to remain elected

EDITOR: On Jan. 9 at the regular meeting of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County the Board of Directors passed the following resolution: “This association believes that the seven elected county department heads provide a most efficient form of governance and management. Eliminating or combining any of these elected positions will decrease the power […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage

The 2016 election is behind us. America will inaugurate a new president and the federal government will transition to one-party control of the legislative and executive branches of government. That power transfer means we are headed for changes to federal healthcare laws. We don’t know what those changes will look like at this point. While […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »