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Congratulations and our best wishes to the Class of 2014

Feather Publishing
6/6/2014

Every story you’ve ever connected with, every leader you’ve ever admired, every puny little thing that you’ve ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.

Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford said those words during his commencement speech for the University of Wisconsin in 2004. Whitford isn’t known for his sage advice. He’s probably best known as the fictional White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the former NBC drama “West Wing.” But his words of advice can apply to all of us — especially young people about to embark on their adult journey.

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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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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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