POLITICS: Eminent Domain and the end of American constitutional government

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 19, 2016 / comments

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty — power is ever stealing from the many to the few. . . . The hand entrusted with power becomes . . . the necessary enemy of the people. ~Wendell Phillips


Opinion- Both Parties Showing Their True Colors This Election

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 18, 2016 / comments

"America is showing its true colors this election cycle" by David A. Sorensen

Opinion: Legal Weed Has A Race Problem

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 17, 2016 / comments

WHITEWASHING THE GREEN RUSH: America's Whites-Only Weed Boom    

When Colorado’s first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2009, Unique Henderson was psyched. He’d been smoking weed since he was 15, and he’d even learned how to grow, from his ex-girlfriend’s father. He spent $750 on classes about how to run a cannabis business, and then he and a friend both applied to work at a Denver pot shop.

Opinion - South Tahoe proposed 'Loop Road' Benefits Nevada, not SLT

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 16, 2016 / comments

[This open letter by Dave Jinkens was sent to the South Lake Tahoe City Council and city manager.]

Dear Mayor David, Council Members, and City Manager Kerry:

Once again, thank you for your work and service to the people of South Lake Tahoe. I know that you all want to do what you think is best for South Lake Tahoe.


by Placerville Newswire / Mar 16, 2016 / comments

"Oh no!" writes Terri Scrivens Kline on Facebook.

"El Dorado County Staff have just unveiled a proposal which will destroy the historic Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad, built during the Civil War!

"This plan will be presented at the El Dorado County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting in TWO DAYS!