Applications Wanted for El Dorado Co Grand Jury

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 20, 2016 / comments

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived.

“The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of our County’s citizens,” county officials said in a news release.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, have resided in the county for at least one year at the time of the swearing-in date, and cannot hold an elected office.

The Art of the Con

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 19, 2016 / comments

[By RONALD L. RUBIN]  The chorus of politicians and critics calling Donald Trump a con artist grows louder every day. During my seven years as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, I got a close-up view of many con artists and their scams. Watching Mr. Trump gives me an acute feeling of déjà vu.

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.