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Terms and conditions don’t always apply

James Wilson - My Turn
Staff Writer
11/28/2014


“Terms and conditions may apply.”

The box highlighting this statement popped up on my phone while trying to download the latest app. The term has become ubiquitous online, popping up before you try to do anything.

It’s usually followed by long, unreadable legal jargon about what the intent, rules and regulations of whatever app or program you download entail.

This first time I ever saw this term was when I was still in grade school. My family was sent a free trial of America Online on a 3.5 floppy disk. We decided to see what all this “Internet” fuss was about and loaded it up onto our computer.

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We think readers of this newspaper are in for a treat

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.

Read more: We think readers of this newspaper are in for a treat

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.

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

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.

Read more: Supervisors were right to turn down joint-facility plan


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