Term limits, the state of the California budget, to partner with Israel or not or even what appears to be a bogged down Republican candidate process.
The winning topic, if you can call it that, was the recent U.S. Senate 56-42 vote down on the amendment that would have bypassed the White House administration and allowed forward movement on the Keystone Pipeline.
While I can find some common ground with both the pros and cons that have swirled around the issue, my blood pressure did rise a bit when one of the journalists reporting on the issue said something to the effect of, “The pipeline project might still get the green light from the president after November …” As in after the election, I have to ask?
Yes, folks, believe it or not, that’s the ruling and pontification from the bonnie back robes in the state’s appellate court that overturned a contrary decision by Lassen County Superior Court Judge F. Donald Sokol last Tuesday — wrecking a writ filed by the city of Susanville and Lassen County.
Community newspapers such as the Lassen County Times deliberately focus their attention on local events and happenings.
As a general rule, we don’t try to cover what’s happening internationally, across the nation or even in the state capitol.
You won’t find stories about Israel and Iraq, the Republican primaries on Super Tuesday or speeches by the president.
Our travels incorporated Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and even Oklahoma City, and a few rolling hills in between.
Last fall, I was preparing for another trip and in the process, I got to know Jim and Suzy Dale who have lived in Lassen County for many years, but reside in the Dallas area during the winter to spend time with their grandchildren.
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