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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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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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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County needs to pick up the pace preparing for tough fire season

Feather Publishing
3/21/2014
 

CalFire inspectors begin visiting residents next month, and in their wake property owners will be trimming trees, removing debris and raking up pine needles. The inspections are part of CalFire’s effort to make Plumas County communities more resilient to wildfire. But ticking off the items on CalFire’s checklist might be an expensive and time-consuming process depending on the size and state of the property.

The ability to meet CalFire requirements could be even more difficult and costly for Quincy area residents because Sierra Pacific Industries no longer accepts green waste as it prepares to build a new sawmill.

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