Commentary: Environmental demands for water keep expanding

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 22, 2016 / comments

By Justin Fredrickson -- Asked on the Public Policy Institute of California water blog "how much water nature needs," the response of Mike Sweeney, the executive director of the Nature Conservancy's California Chapter, was an attention-getter.

At least it got mine.

"Research," Sweeney said, "shows that taking more than 20 percent of a river's natural flow at any given time can negatively impact the river's function and ecosystem. Today," he continued, "our rivers receive about half of their historic natural flow. Clearly, we have a problem."

Could California’s New Gun Control Laws be Shot Down by Voters?

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

Proponent faces an uphill battle to qualify for November ballot.  Referendums could spill over to 2018 election.

BY TARYN LUNA, JULY 15, 2016 6:16 PM -- Referendums were filed late Friday to overturn a sweeping package of gun control bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, possibly stalling the laws until voters weigh in.

Bill George EID Fundraising Event

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

You Are Cordially Invited To Attend The Fundraising Reception To Help Re-Elect BILL GEORGE TO THE EID BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MADRONA WINERY Tuesday, July 19th • 5:30 

Silicon Valley Writes a Protest Letter Against Trump

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 15, 2016 / comments

By MIKE ISAAC -- July 14,2016: Silicon Valley techies have made little secret of their dislike for Donald J. Trump. On Thursday, they took their antipathy to the next level.

GOP Angst Grows after Trump's Disasterous Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 11, 2016 / comments

By Alexander Bolton - The hope this week among Republicans was that Donald Trump would make headway on unifying the party in two pivotal meetings on Capitol Hill.

Instead, Trump called Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) a loser and bickered with Sen. Jeff Flake, warning he’d turn his ire on the Arizona Republican if he kept up with his criticism.