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Chukchansi Dispute Destroying Our Peace And Quiet

To the Editor: I’d like to point out that the infighting between the different factions of the Chukchansi Indians is affecting more than just them. They have their tribal offices on our back fence. We have been living here since 1988; the casino has only been around 10-plus years. They have a big 4-lighted generator shining down our driveway from ...

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Government Charity Is Dehumanizing

Dear Editor, This holiday season, as with all those before it, presents the opportunity for all of us to spread an enduring sense of well being. To condition anyone to believe that the best that they can ever expect in life is a handout is to dehumanize their soul.

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Fresno Wildlife Rescue Seeks Your Help

Submittled by Cathy Garner Dear Friend of Wildlife, Thirty nine years have passed since Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Service (FWRRS) began working to help wildlife. Since 1974 our members and volunteers have accomplished so much in areas of wildlife rehabilitation and public education. FWRRS cares for between 800 and 1,200 animals each year and most of those are released ...

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Federal Lands Belong To The People

Our forests, air quality, water quality, food quality, recreational use of public land, energy production, families, communities, counties, jobs, and prosperity are systematically being destroyed. The people closest to the problems—those that actually live and work on the land—are acutely aware of this, yet increasingly have little say in the matter. On October 23rd and 24th Defenders of Rural America ...

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Monsanto Protection Act Up For Renewal

Dear Editor, The Monsanto Protection Act is another example of how our legislators have been bought by big money special interests. The act protects Monsanto and other biotech corporations from legal action even in our federal courts. The biotech giants got this immunity because friendly legislators slipped the act into a Senate energy spending bill as a rider. Because the ...

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Frogs and Toads

There will be a Congressonal Field Hearing on Tuesday, August 6, at the Sonora Fairgrounds at 2 pm. This event is hosted by Defend Rural America and Devin Nunez and Tom McClintock will be there. This is about the designation of two million acres of the Sierra Nevada for critical habitat for the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog and the Yosemite ...

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Help Send Wendy To Washington

Letter To The Editor – Written by Kevin Barry. Our battle for our parks & public lands is moving to Washington! Facing off with the National Park Service over the controversial preferred alternative options, including the removal of our concessions from the Park will be heard on July 9, 2013 in the Sub-committee on National Parks, Forests & Public Lands. ...

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Resources Questioned At Gold Fire In O'Neals

To the Editor: This was a great news article. The pictures and narrative captured the rangeland resources burned and suppression resources used to control and mop up the fire. But what was the cost-benefit to the taxpayers of California? The rangeland annual grazing value for the area is near $15.00 per acre. Cal Fire reports about 274 acres burned. The ...

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Stricter Gun Control Doesn't Stop Criminals

In response to Alan Cheah’s “The Gun Economy” Sierra Star 1/31/13 Some factual “counterpoint” to Mr. Cheah’s latest “For Your Consideration” The FBI’s recent Crime Report, noted a nearly 50 percent DROP in both violent crime and the murder rate between 1992 and 2011. This occurred at the same time the number of firearms INCREASED dramatically – including the sale ...

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NRA = Not Really American?

NRA = Not Really American? Responding to Peter Cavanaugh Article in the Sierra Star 1/24/13 Peter: Do you have a clue about the demographics of the NRA’s 4.5 million members? I suggest you get off your barstool occasionally and find out before making a fool of yourself in print again. Your article proves your complete ignorance of the NRA. The ...

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