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Feather Publishing
11/14/2014

Regular readers of this paper might have noticed some different names and faces bringing us the news over the past several weeks.

Feather Publishing has added three new reporters and we couldn’t be more pleased about the work they are doing — we hope you are too.

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Supes must be involved in much-needed mental health change

James Reichle - Where I  Stand
Former Plumas County District Attorney
11/14/2014

A primary function of a mental health department in an isolated rural county is to offer helpful services such as counseling and crisis intervention to any who are struggling. It is the only mental health clinic available to many county residents. Medical insurance has limited mental health coverage, making low-cost counseling a much-needed service.

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It’s 2014. Why is the wage gap still an issue?

Ann Powers - My Turn
11/14/2014

At the beginning of my final semester in college in 1988, I stood in line to pay my tuition just like 45,000 other students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

I handed the guy behind the payment counter a check for $608.09. He had no neck and was wearing one of those “wife beater” muscle shirts.

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Supervisors were right to turn down joint-facility plan

Feather Publishing
11/7/2014

Many of us have done something like this: We spot an item we really want and place it in the shopping cart. But when we get close to the checkout counter reality sets in … It costs more than we want to spend.

That’s what happened earlier this month when the county nixed a proposed collaboration with the state to build a shared facility for the local California Highway Patrol and the sheriff.

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Diversity, structure make governing this country hard work

Lee H. Hamilton
Director
Indiana University Center on Congress


I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of progress, but it does help explain them.

Why is it so hard? Partly it’s the country we live in. There were 130 million Americans when I was in high school. Now we number over 300 million, with a diversity and cultural complexity that were impossible to imagine when I started out. Finding common ground, meeting complex needs, answering to an overwhelming diversity of interests — this is not work for the faint of heart.

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