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I have been a gun owner and hunter most of my life. I have also been a trauma surgeon for much of my 45-year career. During those years, I have treated many penetrating injuries, both from stab wounds and gunshot wounds. I have never treated victims from mass shootings, which have occurred d…

You don’t often see my name on the opinion page, and there is a pretty simple reason for that — I don’t really enjoy writing editorials. It seems counter-productive for an editor to not like writing editorials, but if I’m being honest, I never truly set out to be an editor in the first place. 

 Calaveras Public Health is excited to announce the release of the Calaveras Oral Health Needs Assessment. The report tells the story of oral health in the county.  The Calaveras Oral Health Program will use the needs assessment to direct the program to meet the oral health needs of the comm…

AT&T added two new cell towers to its 4G LTE network in Amador County in the hopes of providing customers with faster, more reliable wireless service. By adding these towers, AT&T is also bringing Fixed Wireless Internet to residents and small business in parts of Amador County.

The following is a partial listing of calls received by Amador County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers on the dates and times indicated. Calaveras call logs are published Tuesdays, and Amador call logs are published on Fridays. 

The following are arrests reported for the dates and times indicated. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This information is part of the public record and is presented here as a public service. Calaveras arrest logs are published Tuesdays, and Amador arr…

The Jackson City Council oversaw the swearing in of a new chief of police and approved a new leash law for the city at its meeting last night.

I wanted to express my appreciation to the Rancheria, Dr. Pillsbury and Amador Animal Services for sponsoring the dog flu vaccine clinic on August 7. This was a massive endeavor to take on and organize and to pay for the majority of the flu vaccine costs. Dr. Pillsbury is tireless in her dev…

The wonderful free summer concerts are coming to an end, so here’s the last two for you to attend. On August 16 the concert will be at Hanford Gardens, 128 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek and features Darcel and Company, a band that plays Americana, Bluegrass, Country and a little rock. On Au…

Good morning everyone. We are blessed with another beautiful day. I woke up this morning at 4:30 with YouTube blaring a program I didn’t expect. It was a TED talk with a gentleman talking about how we – mankind – are ruining our earth. I’ve believed this for some time, but this fellow was ac…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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GIBRALTAR (AP) — The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor's lawyer said Friday.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's struggling legal cannabis industry is expected to grow this year to $3.1 billion, but it remains outmatched by a thriving illegal market ripe with bargains, a report concluded Thursday.

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