Editorials

Editorials

Trump’s tariffs are hurting our farmers

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is already costing agriculture in the Central Valley and across California. His relief plan for farmers appears to favor crops grown in red states, not the fruits, nuts, vegetables and wine grown in California. Even Republicans think that’s unfair.

Editorials

The stress of fighting fires can be deadly

The longer and more destructive wildfire season is taking an increasing toll on firefighters and their families. It’s good that Cal Fire is trying to get out ahead of this potential crisis to deter suicides, substance abuse and domestic violence.

Editorials

No good excuse for DMV lines this long

Something has gone badly wrong at DMV, where wait times have increased dramatically. An audit would be a good start to find out why. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee should approve the request when it meets Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

Editorials

Lower suicide rate, stricter gun control

A CDC report released Thursday, June 7, 2018, found that suicide rates rose 25 percent nationally and by more than 30 percent in some states. California’s increase was among the nation’s lowest. Half of all suicides are committed with guns, which this state controls.

California lawmakers end efforts to reduce PG&E’s liability for wildfires

California lawmakers had the chance to reduce PG&E's liability for wildfires, but chose not to continue with the efforts.