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  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Golden Rule

    When did poor manners and courtesy become so outdated? What happened?

  • OPINION

    Split roll would harm California Prop 13

    Californians should be aware of a legislative attack on Proposition 13 known as “split roll.”

  • OPINION

    Belden versus Bigelow

    I am a candidate for the Assembly because I understand the particular rural needs of our area of California. I will support legislation and policies that better suit the needs of my constituents with “common sense” legislation.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Saying goodbye

    When the school bell rings on Wednesday, June 8 to dismiss students from Yosemite High School for the summer break, an era will come to an end. Ellen Peterson, the last of the original YHS teachers will erase her boards, submit her final set of grades, and retire. It will be the end of a 40-year...

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Saudi Duty Time

    It’s a duty they owe the free world.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Tourist ambassadors

    Last week’s Sierra Star headline shared that the level of Bass Lake was the highest it has been in seven years. What great news that is for those of us who are fortunate enough to actually live at the lake, as well as the good news for the surrounding communities.

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Hotter happenings

    Any delusions that Bernie Sanders should be dismissively regarded as a kindly old grandfather type were shattered into shards last Wednesday after the senator unleashed a sharp, heated response to headlines in the Washington Post alleging that Hillary Clinton had declared him “unqualified...

  • OPINION

    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a tax increase

    Currently on the front burner in the State Capitol is the extremely contentious (and complicated) issue of taxing “managed care organizations.” Because of federal requirements under Obamacare, California must alter the manner in which it taxes healthcare plans or risk losing billions...

  • LETTERS

    Letters to the Editor - week of April 7

    Everyone should see “Shake” - Appalled and upset

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Big Brother is watching

    After the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States they quickly acted to amend that wonderful document and added 10 changes - those first changes known as “The Bill of Rights.”

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