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Little frog hardly worthy of massive effort to protect it

Feather Publishing
4/18/2014
 

It’s just a frog.

That’s a pretty blunt, and probably insensitive, statement in the eco-conscious world we live in these days. But it’s the simple truth.

Way too much time, energy and tax dollars are being dedicated toward making sure the yellow-legged frog has a comfortable place to live — safe from predators and man-made threats that could potentially mean doomsday for the 2-inch amphibian.

There is no doubt that times are tough for the few little yellow-legged hoppers that remain. The million or so acres in California that are considered the frog’s critical habitat are indeed shrinking. Some of the best and brightest minds have been dedicated to making sure the frog doesn’t join the woolly mammoth and passenger pigeon in the “extinct” wing of the museum.

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Sexual assault statistics paint a horrifying picture

Feather Publishing
4/11/2014

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

As distasteful as this editorial might appear to some readers, the following statistics are a grim, but necessary, reminder that millions of Americans are victims of sexual assault every year — often by someone they know.

A sexual assault is one of the most terrifying events that can occur in anyone’s life, and the statistics are staggering. According to oneinfourusa.org, one in four college women report surviving a rape or an attempted rape since their 14th birthday.

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State’s reason for killing project makes no sense

Feather Publishing
4/4/2014
 

Citizens of Plumas County once again fell victim to bureaucratic nonsense last week. The state pulled the plug on a plan that would have improved public safety and saved taxpayers millions of dollars.

On Friday afternoon, Feather Publishing was putting the final touches on a story about the progress of a groundbreaking collaboration. It was an update for our readers about the proposal to combine the local sheriff’s office, California Highway Patrol facility and jail under one roof.

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Change of season brings changes to job

My Turn - James Wilson
Sports Editor
3/28/2014
 

Earlier today I was walking along the freshly refinished Spanish Traverse Trail, admiring the smoothness of the finished trail. It was midmorning and the sun was just starting to get perfect. I walked along in my T-shirt and admired the birds circling above.

I got to the summit I was heading for and breathed in the view of American Valley. I couldn’t hear anything but the sound of the wind rustling through the pines around me.

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A pay raise for our teachers is long overdue

Feather Publishing
3/28/2014

 

We expect a lot from our teachers, as well we should. After all, they are greatly responsible for helping to mold and extract the potential out of students who will be our future leaders.

Unfortunately, the huge responsibility placed on educators isn’t reflected in their salaries. Few professions in this country that require a four-year college degree pay less than that of a teacher.

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