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Where Were You on 9/11? Where Are You Now?

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was sleeping upstairs in a two-story shotgun shack in Locke, the rickety Chinese fishing village in the Sacramento River Delta some 30 miles south, down a winding levee road from the state… Continue Reading

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The Supervisor Talks Back: District 3’s Mary Rickert on the Recall Movement and Rural Life

The following Q&A is a transcript from the Saturday, July 17 episode of Common Ground Radio, co-hosted by Christian Gardenier and R.V. Scheide. (Tune in 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays to KCNR 96.5 FM/1460AM.) This transcript has been edited… Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blueprint Episode 4: Forget About It!

My, oh, my, how the mighty have fallen! Chances are the Red, White and Blueprint project wouldn’t exist if Palo Cedro restaurateur and RW&B co-producer Carlos Zapata’s seditious rant before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors hadn’t gone viral last… Continue Reading

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Red White and Blueprint Episode 3: The Revenge of Patrick Henry Jones

District 4 Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Henry Jones is hurting. From the moment Episode 3 of Red White and Blueprint’s docuseries opens to the gloomy retro doo-wop strains of The Hazelnuts, it’s clear Jones is in some serious pain. You… Continue Reading

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Bethel Church Embraces Socialism, Rakes in $1.7 Million in COVID Funding

It’s safe to say that Bethel senior leader Bill Johnson is no socialist. If he hadn’t done so earlier, the self-appointed local apostle and prophet made his opposition to liberté, égalité, fraternité publicly known in November 2016, in an opinion… Continue Reading