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Reduction in county fees appropriate, appreciated

    It’s like seeing Isaac Newton’s apple fall back up into the tree.
    For the inexorable rise of government fees, you see, is like gravity in reverse.
    The law seems as immutable as Newton’s: When all costs, prices and inflation indices around us fall, fees still rise — as if driven by laws of physics that no mere mortal can change.
    Until now.

Staff moves out of historic landmark Sonora Dome

    As it will save the Sonora High School District about $20,000 a year, the move makes financial sense.
    School trustees in April voted to move the district office from the stately and historic  Sonora Dome to a far smaller building on Sonora High’s Shaws Flat Road campus. Nobody challenged the plan, rightfully reasoning that every dollar saved to pay teachers and educate students in this era of limits is justified.

Fire danger rising in the Mother Lode

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