Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/assets/img/logo/pdlogo-sm.gif The Santa Rosa Press Democrat http://www.pressdemocrat.com/ 180 18 <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: A new peril that’s preventable and deplorable: gouging ]]> One day after losing his home in the hills northeast of Santa Rosa, Jeffrey Sugarman was on the web searching for a rental. With the … ]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:02:09 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523407-181/pd-editorial-a-new-peril http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523407-181/pd-editorial-a-new-peril <![CDATA[ Monday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Our town, before and after EDITOR: I applaud the outreach from the local community — food, shelter, clothes, face masks, bottles of water and much … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:12 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7507996-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7507996-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Gullixson: Meanwhile, here’s what went on inside The Press Democrat ]]> My colleagues here at The Press Democrat have done a phenomenal job of telling the story during the past week of the greatest natural disaster … ]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:53:36 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7526548-181/gullixson-meanwhile-heres-what-went http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7526548-181/gullixson-meanwhile-heres-what-went <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Federal disaster agencies need full funding ]]> Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast six weeks ago, causing widespread flooding, killing at least 82 people and leaving as much as $190 billion of … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:51:54 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523543-181/pd-editorial-federal-disaster-agencies http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523543-181/pd-editorial-federal-disaster-agencies <![CDATA[ Guest Editorial: The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California ]]> This editorial is from the Los Angeles Times: Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:12 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7522518-181/guest-editorial-the-climate-change-fire http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7522518-181/guest-editorial-the-climate-change-fire <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: How to lend a hand to those who need it most ]]> Amid the many heart-breaking stories of homes and property reduced to ash are the many uplifting stories of heroic efforts by individuals, neighbors and emergency … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:29:47 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7516889-181/pd-editorial-how-to-lend http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7516889-181/pd-editorial-how-to-lend <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: The warnings that never came ]]> For many people, the smell of smoke was the only warning as a cataclysmic fire swept down Porter Creek canyon, across Larkfield and Fountaingrove and … ]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:28:42 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7520462-181/pd-editorial-the-warnings-that http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7520462-181/pd-editorial-the-warnings-that <![CDATA[ Martin: I fought fires and reported on them. Here’s what I never knew about disasters ]]> As the late, great Tom Petty put it, you don’t have to live like a refugee. Except, of course, when you do, as I found … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:35:50 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523115-181/martin-i-fought-fires-and http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7523115-181/martin-i-fought-fires-and <![CDATA[ Dionne: Reformers, be ready when your time comes ]]> Reformers are by nature impatient. But historically their victories have come from long, sustained efforts that began in periods when conservatives were dominant. Many aspects … ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:12 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7522544-181/dionne-reformers-be-ready-when http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7522544-181/dionne-reformers-be-ready-when <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]> ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:31 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor