The March for Science

What was the March for Science about? Was it physical science or political science? It was about political science because federal research and development (R&D) funding hasn’t changed much in the last 40 years. The federal budget has grown rapidly in the last 20 years due to increased spending on social services not discretionary services. […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Can you hear me now, Tom?

EDITOR: To United States Representative Tom McClintock, My name is Mitchell Cichella. I am a constituent from Cameron Park. I am writing to you today because I am tired of leaving you voicemails. I called your Roseville and D.C. offices every day last week. In D.C. I left messages. In Roseville I listened to your message […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

EID opposes proposed water use standards

During the recent multi-year drought, El Dorado Irrigation District customers and the community within EID’s service area stepped up to conserve when water supply conditions warranted conservation and in accordance with EID’s Drought Management Plan. The State responded with emergency conservation regulations that reflected a one-size-fits-all approach to managing our water supplies. While the Governor […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Healthcare in America

EDITOR: Failure to overhaul Obamacare was heralded by the left as a great victory for Americans. Are we so delusional that we don’t understand that Obamacare was created to get a government controlled plan without consideration of the financial and social costs? Unforgettable quotes came out of the process with no Republican support: Nancy Pelosi: […]

May 03, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

This is America

EDITOR: This is America. We vote for the best people we can find to represent us. What happens to them when they go to Washington? Consider President Trump. I was devastated when he ordered the Syrian air base near Homs to be bombed, but I can’t judge him. I don’t know the pressure he is […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Thank you for another successful year

EDITOR: We are excited to announce that the 2017 Oak Ridge Sports Boosters Blue & Gold Event raised more than $106,000. Because of the generosity of supporters like you, this was the second highest grossing Blue & Gold Event in Oak Ridge history. Whether you attended, donated or volunteered, your continued commitment to Oak Ridge High School sports shined again and we can’t thank […]

April 19, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Heaven and Earth

EDITOR: Have you heard about the NASA satellite called TIROS-1? Over 50 years ago it provided the first pictures of the whole Earth. For the first time we knew the weather all over the globe. We knew when and where the hurricanes formed, how fast they moved and where they would land. A new era began: Using […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,