Opinion: The Power of the Free Market

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 29, 2016 / comments

The story of the first airplane shows the power of free market principles, and the exceptional quality of American entrepreneurship. Throughout history, where government subsidies fail, private enterprise succeeds. 

South Lake Tahoe US 50 revitalization 'Loop Road' project receives public scrutiny

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 29, 2016 / comments

[The two primary proposals (pictured) for the "Loop Road" project include variations of the same idea. Each involve rerouting U.S. Highway 50 around the Stateline casino corridor and Heavenly Village. | Courtesy / Tahoe Transportation District]

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Local High School Students

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery,” a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute.  The 2016 theme for the Fourth Congressional District is “American Exceptionalism.”

Contest guidelines and release forms are available on Congressman McClintock’s website

Opinion: California Republicans React to GOP Debate

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

[By Jon Fleischman]

The last GOP debate before Super Tuesday is in the can. Co-hosted by CNN and Telemundo, it was viewed by 14.5 million people on Thursday evening. The debate crystallized that this is now essentially a three-person show: Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio.  And things really got hot, as the gloves came off. 

Sac BEE AM Alert: Landmark California teacher case enters next phase

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 25, 2016 / comments

A court case with the potential to upend how California hires and fires teachers enters a new phase today.