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Don’t Blame Winter; Chief Johnson Had the Idea First

Redding City Councilwoman Julie Winter has been getting plenty of negative press, but I think it’s time we even out the blame a little. After all, she wasn’t the first in Shasta County to come up with the idea of… Continue Reading

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Trump Throws Stoners Off Train—Meanwhile, Judge Recuses Self From Benno Medical Marijuana Trial

Writer’s Note: This story is my take on remarks made by Trump officials last week that indicate the administration may enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized recreational use. My argument is that federal marijuana law has done… Continue Reading

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Offering Guns as Anti-Violence Groups’ Raffle Prizes Sends the Wrong Message

Early in April, I saw a notice in the local media that a Redding sporting goods store was having its annual “Ladies Night” with trainings and savings in many departments as well as raffles to benefit a community group. That… Continue Reading

National Correctional Officers Week

Supervising offenders in the community and preparing offenders for return to their communities are critical to protecting public safety. Correctional Officers must balance the time required to manage growing caseloads and their desire to provide offenders with the services they… Continue Reading

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Letter to the Editor: Proposition 47 Adds to Crime Problems

Proposition 47 attempts to deceive voters.  The proponents of Proposition 47 conjured up the name “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” for a collection of bad ideas that will produce the opposite of what that title portends. Proposition 47 will release… Continue Reading