Nov. 13, 2012 — Those of us who work at the Lassen County Times believe we’re your first and best source for local news, and we’re not ashamed to say so. After all, we live right here in Susanville and Lassen County with the majority of our readers. We shop at the same markets, eat lunch at the same restaurants, our children attend the same schools, play on the same sports teams and we’re influenced and concerned by the same events that affect our readers.
Nov. 13, 2012 — All’s fair in love and war, they say. After this year’s contentious and hard-fought primary and general elections, I have to wonder why whoever made up that saying didn’t add politics to the list when they put pen to paper and created it.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to criticize any particular candidate with my comments here. In fact, I want to honestly thank and acknowledge all those who ran for office this year — those who were elected and those who were not — for their interest in and dedication to our country. Each of you offered your own personal perspective to the voters and gave us an opportunity to consider the issues and set the course for our future.