Over the last few weeks we have had to cover a spate of racially tinged controversies. A former coach, an African American, has sued Feather River College, alleging racial discrimination; another coach, a Native American, is on the verge of suing Plumas Unified School District, also for racial discrimination; and the district's business director is under attack for the racist slogans on the truck she sometimes drives to work.
We all have that person who is difficult to buy for. They have everything already, or their tastes are very particular. Maybe they live far away and you’re not sure about what they might need or want.
Still, you can’t neglect great-aunt Martha at Christmas.
We recently became aware of a local program that might solve such purchasing dilemmas.
In the interest of buying local, giving a meaningful gift, and doing something that will make a difference in the world, we suggest you adopt a book for the Plumas County Library in honor of people on your Christmas list.
We made this challenge last year and with the fatigued economy continuing, it’s worth making again.
If each of our newspaper readers spent $100 shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy. (That’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.)
He had many names and many friends over the years, but it was time for the old hound dog to move on where he’ll be free to chase squirrels and make as much noise as he wants.
I knew time was running out on him, but I blubbered like a baby anyway the day he could no longer keep his feet.
Now that the dust has pretty much settled across the nation, the election results are providing nonstop fodder for the talking heads of television.
Taking in their questions and positions station by station is a monumental task that can leave you with brain drain!
However, if you stick to interviews with the newly elected officials or those in the party power seats, you have the potential to gain a degree of insight as to how party agendas might move forward.
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