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Andreas Borgeas is a family man and educator, and as state Senator proudly represents California’s 8th Senate District. After earning his law degree from Georgetown University, Andreas served as a judicial law clerk for Federal Judge Oliver Wanger of the Eastern District in Fresno and then p…

Captain Encouragement talks to a visitor at the Giving Tuesday Meet and Greet on Tuesday, December 3 at the Highway House in Jackson. Amador Community Foundation Executive Director Kathleen Harmon reported earlier this week that this year’s Giving Tuesday event raised $249,713 for local nonp…

I was home barely a week from being discharged from the Navy. I had put in two years of active duty as a reservist both in Vietnam and the Mediterranean. I was relaxing and listening to some music when I heard a blurb on the radio about the Stones coming to town and giving a free concert. Ye…

As I sit here and write this column, it’s the evening before Thanksgiving, and I am down in Santa Clara at my son David’s home. We are expecting 20 people for dinner tomorrow, so there is a lot of cooking, a bit of house straightening, and a lot of talk about tomorrow going on. 

As we age, it isn’t unusual or unreasonable to think about end of life issues. It makes sense to plan to provide for our loved ones, for end of life care, even for funeral arrangements. But sometimes planning ahead can be a sign that someone is thinking of taking their own life.

  I know its late notice, but a friend of mine has two tickets for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 4th. They are box seats and he paid $3,500 per ticket, which includes the ride to and from the airport, lunch, dinner, a $400.00 bar tab and a pass to the winner’s locker room after the game…

William Swift, a Class of 2004 Amador High School graduate who grew up in Sutter Creek, is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve and a pilot in the 314th Air Refueling Squadron out of Beale Air Force Base in Marysville. Earlier this year, Swift captured these cool photos from a Bo…

I received some good reactions from Ledger Dispatch readers on my opinion piece in the October 18, 2019 edition of the paper calling for public power as a solution to our many PG&E-related problems. Along with some praise for the idea (thanks) – and the one guy who claimed the fires and …

Amador County Treasurer-Tax Collector Michael E. Ryan is reminding property owners that they have until Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. to make a timely payment of the first installment of their annual secured property taxes for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 86.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, t…

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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the majority he needs to push through Brexit, but he faces another big challenge from Scotland, where the independence-minded Scottish National Party and its leader Nicola Sturgeon have surged to a commanding position. Here is a look at the …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm t…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge newly assigned to decide if a Texas hospital can remove a 10-month-old girl from life support against her mother's wishes said Thursday she was allowing more time for a facility to be found that would take Tinslee Lewis, even as a doctor said the most basic a…

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said Thursday.

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BARCELONA (AP) — When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next few hours, the midwife and a doctor took turns pressing down during contractions, using an old, n…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee argued through a marathon session Thursday ahead of voting to send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the full House, the latest big step as the politically split Congress debates whether to remove Trump from office.

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