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There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t…

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Dahle’s statement on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announcing the shutdown of the California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville.  The prison is comprised of four facilities and serves as a hub for incarcerated firefighters who are trained for placeme…

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 “OK, Boomer” is a mocking retort made by a member of the millennial generation to someone born between 1946 and 1964 – the Baby Boom generation. Like Boomers themselves, Millennials are dismissive of advice or direction from the generation that preceded them.

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Have you toyed with the idea of using natural remedies, but shied away from using essential oils because it seemed too overwhelming and confusing to know where to start?  I know the feeling, that’s how I started.  But as soon as I had my first eye-opening experience of how they worked for an…

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Rep. McClintock and Rep. Jordan Travel to the Southern Border with GOP Members of the House Judiciary Committee

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Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11). What’s so good about a shepherd anyway?  I mean, a shepherd is not the most desirable vocation by a long shot even today.  As a matter of fact, a shepherd in the time of Jesus was considered to be the lowest of the low.  These people would s…

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“It’s just a headache” couldn’t be farther from the truth. Migraine is not just about head pain; it affects your whole body. The experience of a migraine can be very intense, very painful and, for many, completely incapacitating. It can be difficult to pinpoint why you get migraines or what …

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On Tuesday, March 23rd, on behalf of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), I had the privilege of working with a team of 204 migraine advocates to lobby Congress virtually through a program called Headache on the Hill. This year we were able to represent 48 states. Our purpose…

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On Easter we reflected on the joyous celebration of the Grace given to us through the empty tomb.  But in the church universal, on the Sunday after Easter morning, we typically are faced with a doubting Grace by the disciple who is forever labeled doubting Thomas.

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When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. Here…

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On Tuesday, March 23rd, on behalf of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), I had the privilege of working with a team of 204 migraine advocates to lobby Congress virtually through a program called Headache on the Hill. This year we were able to represent 48 states. Our purpose…

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Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and the next. Articles talked about the “negative impact” it may have on the housing market. However, we shou…

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California politicians, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and majority party legislators, practically break their arms trying to pat themselves on the back for the fact that California has a large and unexpected budget surplus. According to last month’s report from the California Department of Fin…

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Last week, I joined my fellow Board of Supervisors and County leadership in a Strategic Planning Workshop. This was a great opportunity for the Board members to not only talk about our priorities, but also to get to know each other a little better.  I appreciate the wisdom, background, and i…

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Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy last year, we were enjoying one of the greatest expansions of economic opportunity in our lifetimes.  Unemployment was at its lowest rate in 50 years, the poverty rate was at its lowest in 60 years.  Wage growth was the strongest i…

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Holy week marks the most joyful and yet agonizing week on the church calendar.  It begins with Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  People were putting their coats and palm branches on the ground in front of Him, singing Hallelujahs to the King, that is to the one they thought had come fo…

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Only in California. Sign a shady multimillion-dollar state contract with a politically connected consulting firm to do “voter outreach,” get sued over it and not only will your friends in Sacramento paper over it, but they will also appoint you to the United States Senate.

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 Congressman McClintock serves as the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Sub-Committee on Immigration. The Congressman delivered the following opening statement at a hearing held on February 11th:

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February was another great month of learning at Foresthill Divide School. Please continue reading below to catch up on the latest news with the district and campus.

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According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand r…

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 Schiff is a possible candidate to be named California’s next Attorney General after Xavier Becerra, was nominated to join the Biden Administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Ash Wednesday is the official start of the Lenten season in the Christian calendar. So, what is Ash Wednesday all about?  Like in medieval times when people wore sackcloth (burlap) to discomfort themselves in recognition of their sin, the ash mark is a call to repentance and prepa-ration in …

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We are now nearly a year into the most self-destructive social experiment in the recorded history of human civilization.

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As you can imagine many people are calling, writing and emailing in search of more information on when they can get vaccinated. I understand that this is an extremely frustrating time for all of us – so I am hoping to help explain what we know, and just as importantly what we don’t know. Inf…

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 As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no surp…

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After some fits and starts, the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be gaining traction. Proponents say they have collected over 1 million signatures.Media reports of a half-million dollar donation to the effort plus rumors of even more forthcoming are getting the attention of…

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“The endgame of transgender ideology is to dismantle the family.”  This statement and some other thoughts which will follow come from Mrs. Kimberly Ells who is a policy adviser for “Family Watch International” where she works to protect children from early sexualization and promote the famil…

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Saint Mark writes, “"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.”

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Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them.

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With 1 million signatures in and several potential challengers, the recall drive against Gov. Gavin Newsom may be causing him to reconsider some of his more progressive policy positions. In his recently unveiled $4.5-billion stimulus program, he offered — get this — tax relief, not tax hikes.

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House Floor Remarks:  The Congressman delivered the following remarks on the House floor this last week in opposition to impeachment:  

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In Jesus’ Baptism was a sign for Jesus as well as John the Baptist that God had indeed chosen Jesus to be his incarnate presence in this world. Jesus’ Baptism was an Epiphany event, a manifestation, a light, and a revelation of God’s presence in this world.

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Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life change…

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So why should Californians care about a runoff election for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia occurring Jan. 5? The answer is simple. The outcome of that election will have major implications for national politics and that includes profound impacts on California. Unlike Las Vegas, what happen…

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What good are tax dollars if our elected leaders don’t use them to provide citizens with basic and necessary government services? California is about to learn the hard way that all the money in the world means nothing if its leaders abandon reason and responsibility.

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Many Americans still have serious concerns about the integrity of the vote in this election, and rightly so.  In-person Election Day voting, with all the safeguards inherent in that system, has been replaced with mass mailing of ballots to every name on voter rolls that may be deceased or ha…

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 The year was 1950. The place was rural Kansas. “Neil, you and Donald are to report to Mr. Lowe’s office. Right away.” I froze as I clomped through the cloakroom and into the seventh grade classroom. The teacher, Miss Slayton, wore a serious look. A sinking feeling pierced my stomach and the…

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For those reading this article, are you expecting to get a gift for Christmas?  I would imagine everyone would say yes.  Does anyone have any idea about what they are going to get for Christmas? For most of my life, I’ve known what I was going to get.  It is predictable as the weather in Cal…

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In addition to positive relationships, health, and access to multitudes of opportunity, I have always believed that appreciation for “what one has” is the final key to happiness. Equally, I also believe that dwelling on “what one does not have” or “how things should be” runs counter and prov…

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Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just explained:

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We’ve all made decisions that changed the course of our lives, cost us money or saved us money.  Did you ever think about what your realtor may bring to the table?  We have stories, just ask us.  

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I know, you are used to seeing a column on the health benefits of essential oils in this spot, but my other passion is great coffee! That is why I started roasting my own beans and later, how Coffee Snob Roasters came in to bean (lol, you know I meant being).

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At a special Board of Supervisors meeting held on November 10 county staff from the CEO’s fiscal team provided an overview of the development of the 2021/2022 Placer County Budget, and staff from the Facilities Management Division provided an overview of several large-scale facilities projects.

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If you’re considering a job or career change, it’s important to do some homework before you make the leap. Many benefits from your current position could be tied to specific dates and time frames. Gathering the right information can help you strategically time your exit and set yourself up f…

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Happy New Year to all!.  That may sound odd since it is still November, but for the church, Advent is the celebration of the New Year for Christians.

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The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

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Let’s face it, we all have a God given talent or two don’t we?  I can think specifically about a person I know who is an absolute whiz at pretty much any task he undertakes.  For instance, he can rebuild a car engine in no time flat.  He kept his wife’s 1975 four cylinder Mustang running unt…

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We did it again…again! In my last article, I wrote about the successes of our school returning 85 of our 390 students back to campus for in-person instruction on September 25. I am pleased once more to announce that we returned over 100 additional students back to Foresthill Divide School (F…

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