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Legal Marijuana and Its New Impact on Employment
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Legal Marijuana and Its New Impact on Employment

A common question that arose once California legalized recreational marijuana is, “How does that impact drug testing policies?” The change in policy has caused a number of companies to take a look at their own drug policies in regard to employee status, while other companies are still willing...

Sacramento Kings Opening Night 2016
Opinion Sports

When Will The Kings’ Playoff Drought End?

When Sacramento Kings’ General Manager Vlade Divac pulled the trigger on a controversial, blockbuster deal that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last February, it unofficially kicked off the team’s latest rebuilding effort. Trading a player of Cousins’ magnitude...

Extending Classroom Lessons to Local Museums
Community Voice In the City

Extending Classroom Lessons to Local Museums

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end and a...

cousins trade
Opinion Sports

Kings Trade DeMarcus Cousins: What Went Wrong

Late Sunday night, the Sacramento Kings dealt away the most talented player in their franchise history. On paper, the assets received in return (rookie SG Buddy Hield, veteran guards Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans, New Orleans’ top 3 protected 2017 1st round pick, and Philadelphia’s...

The Tremendous Growth of DeMarcus Cousins (and Why to Keep Him)
Opinion Sports

The Tremendous Growth of DeMarcus Cousins (and Why to Keep Him)

When it comes to the Sacramento Kings‘ All-Star center, DeMarcus Cousins, several different opinions permeate among Kings fans. Since he was drafted in 2010, one half believes he is a supremely talented big man who has not yet reached his prime, suffering from instability within the...

A Teacher's Tale: On Being Bad
Community Voice Music

A Teacher’s Tale: On Being Bad

As a teacher, most public schools ask for hours of continuing education to maintain credentials. Sometimes, what is allowed seems odd to people. I, for instance, teach English and my time volunteering as a violinist in the American River College Orchestra counts for continuing education. But, here...

Letter to the Editor: In Light of Paris and San Bernardino
Community Voice

Letter to the Editor: In Light of Paris and San Bernardino

In light of the recent, tragic events in Paris and San Bernardino, I feel compelled to voice my opinion as a concerned American citizen. Let me first say how saddened I am by these events, and how my heart goes out to these innocent victims and their families who have unjustly suffered at the hands...

ansel adams
Community Voice

Chasing Ansel: A Photographer’s Journey

Pokemon Snap! It was a ‘90s-era Nintendo game that allowed players to take pictures of Pokemon characters from the vantage point of a moving railcar. Photos were judged after each level, and, when I played the video game as a kid, I always scored high. But it wasn’t points I was after. It was the...

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