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  • OPINION

    What Medicare does (and doesn't) cover

    Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor's offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn't cover everything, and it's useful to know what is and isn't included.

  • LETTERS

    Great fire coverage

    Kudos to everybody at the Sierra Star for their professionalism in the coverage of last week's Junction Fire.

  • LETTERS

    Thanks to many

    As one of many that was evacuated Aug. 18 due to the Junction Fire, I want to express my thanks. In my case, less than a half hour after seeing smoke that I thought was still at Capitol Pipe, not about 400 feet from my property, I received the mandatory evacuation notice from a sheriff deputy telling...

  • LETTERS

    One firefighter in Oakhurst

    First, I must say that Cal Fire is a first rate fire agency that protects our area. I tip my hat to all of our hard working firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect us, our community, and our properties.

  • LETTERS

    Education bond crucial to supporting students

    California's schools and colleges are working to improve educational offerings and assist in our state's recovering economy. Unfortunately, our classrooms and buildings are not keeping up with initiatives designed to enhance student success and expand access to education.

  • LETTERS

    I too am tired, J.R.

    I'm tired of your myopic, stilted little column which appears in the Star. I'm tired of your whining about the president and everyone else who does not agree with you and the Koch brother's twisted version of national and world events.

  • OPINION

    Well moratorium not the way to go

    "Please help save us from ourselves " That's the message California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger has been hearing repeatedly around the state. He quotes it everywhere he goes.

  • LETTERS

    Congratulations

    My most sincere congratulations on the coverage you and your reporting team did on Oakhurst's Junction Fire. With a very short deadline to Thursday's edition, you included a great amount of information and dramatic photos. Having been in the writing business, including with the Sierra Star, I know...

  • OPINION

    Just for children

    This is a message for young people, so please read it to your child, or help him or her read it.

  • OPINION

    Fire prevention fees

    As firefighters bravely fought fires throughout Southern California recently, many taxpayers were receiving a third round of "Fire Prevention Fee" bills. Given the raging fires, one might think the revenue raised would be used to help pay for hoses, trucks and planes — anything to aid the fire...

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