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Law enforcement deserves praise for pot seizures

Feather Publishing
8/8/2014
In an era where legalized marijuana is increasingly easy to find, it might seem surprising that so much time and so many resources are dedicated toward the illegal stuff.

But illegal marijuana remains the most-used drug in the world. The risks that people will endure to grow and distribute the drug are sometimes mind-boggling.

The market for illegal marijuana remains gigantic. According to statistics, about $141 billion in illegal pot transactions take place worldwide each year. Those same statistics reveal that illegal marijuana is consumed by more than 180 million people worldwide.

As long as there is demand, there will be people willing to risk their lives to grow it and sell it. Drug dealers and law enforcement are still locked in a deadly war over pot. It’s a war that is sometimes fought in our own backyard — literally.

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Continued drought will ultimately lead to serious water wars

Feather Publishing
August 1, 2014

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It’s been said that more 21st-century wars will be fought over water than oil. In California, that could mean a civil war.

The seeds of conflict are already sprouting — magnified by a generational drought in the West that could leave our state looking like the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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Grand jury did a solid job; report is worth reading

Feather Publishing
7/25/2014


If you care about your community, set aside some time to read the special 2013-14 Grand Jury Report insert in this week’s paper.

This year’s report is a well-written and comprehensive examination of some timely issues that are important to Plumas County.

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Plumas County had better brace for the worst wildfire conditions on record

Feather Publishing
7/18/2014


California is burning.

That might sound like an alarming statement, but it’s a fact. Take a look at any of the various state maps that indicate where wildfires are currently burning. The maps are dotted with red. And we haven’t even reached the peak fire season yet.

That, however, is not entirely true. In 2014, fire season arrived early. Actually, it never left. After two years of record drought we are living in the middle of a tinderbox. Our forests are so dangerously dry that the governor declared a state of emergency in early June. In May Gov. Jerry Brown told us to brace for one of the worst fire seasons ever.

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Survival of theatre is up to us

James Wilson
Staff Writer

“Here's $10. That should be enough for admission and some candy,” my mom said as she handed me a crisp bill, dropping me off on the corner of Main and Bradley. “I'll pick you up right after the movie.”

And like that, she was off. My 10-year-old self searched around until I spotted the group of friends I was meeting up with. I still couldn’t believe it! My mom let me go to the movies with just my friends — no adults!

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