Opinion

Regional study puts toll pros and cons on the table

A recent editorial in the Auburn Reporter might have left some readers with the impression that high-cost tolls were being proposed in our region with no thought toward diversion to local streets, the real costs to commuters or concern for personal privacy at a time when technology often leap frogs public policies designed to protect it.

  • Jun 2, 2008

No soft sell here: Staging your home today requires a bold act

My wife and I currently are trying to sell her parents’ home – who have quite happily moved out to enjoy the greater ease of assisted living.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Everyday lawyer looks back on a rewarding career

He was the common lawyer for the common man.

Wired for review: Is living green really feeling green?

Wanna buy a car that’s gentle on the environment? Then don’t buy a new hybrid. Are you buying organic food because it’s good for the environment? If so, you’re making a mistake.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Handle with care: Moving day brings out best, worst in times

I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to Southern California.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Auburn schools in good hands with selection of Herren

Kudos to school officials for selecting Kip.

Feeding the press: An amateur’s guide to manipulating the media

News media mimic domestic beasts of burden: Sometimes lazy, often trainable, but always hungry.

  • May 28, 2008

‘Forgotten War’ stays vivid, alive for many who sacrificed

It is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War,” but many veterans remember it all too well.

For Democratic leaders, it’s time to pick a side and stand by it

Eighteen months after the campaign for their nomination started, Democrats around the country and the state are starting to get antsy.

  • May 14, 2008

Serious condition: Our health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

  • May 7, 2008

Cowgirls up? These baristas brewin’ sales

Steam is rising from your friendly neighborhood drive-through espresso stand these days, and it has little to do with a creamy latté.

‘Pacin’ Parson’ ready to step up to mighty challenge

The great explorer Meriwether Lewis walked as many as 30 miles a day on the untamed Great Plains – the early steps during the first American overland expedition to the Pacific Coast more than 200 years ago.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Years of treasures, stuff and junk – who ya’ gonna call?

How did I manage to collect so many things? Who hasn’t asked themselves this question.

  • Apr 16, 2008

Education matters: State’s Running Start is running red

Exceptionally hot metal glows red. Unfortunately, the same is true for Running Start, the exceptionally hot program under which young people go to college while still in high school.

  • Apr 9, 2008

What’s in a slogan? Plenty, depending on what you’re selling

The flowers are starting to bloom, baseball season has returned and soon summer will be here.

  • Apr 9, 2008