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Jim Sweeney - Assistant Editorial Director

Assistant Editorial Director at The Press Democrat

jim.sweeney@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5201

The Latest Stories By Jim Sweeney

A sardonic bumper sticker slogan captured the dilemma faced by the citizens of Louisiana: 'Vote for the crook. It’s important.'
Sonoma County lined up at the mic when the California Coastal Commission convened a hearing in Santa Rosa, declaring that day-use fees — like those charged by the county at Doran Beach and several other coastal parks — are unfair, even unconstitutional.
California is the nation’s largest state, and hundreds of convention delegates are at stake in both parties, but we’re not accustomed to having any influence on the nominations.
Maybe marijuana moguls are different. Maybe they like paying taxes.
Test your knowledge of politics, people and trivia
Drone encounters were unheard of before last year. But the FAA says pilots are reporting 100 close calls a month.
Now that all the wrapping paper and decorations have been put away, it’s time to break out the champagne and settle down for the annual PD Editorial Department News Junkies Quiz.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
Happy New Year! It's time for boxing up decorations, making resolutions for a new year and testing our memories about an old one.
Test your knowledge of local news, culture, people, politics and trivia from 2013.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
Happy New Year! There are some things during the holidays that just can't be avoided, such as fruit cake, colds and the barking dog version of "Jingle Bells."
Keep your eyes on our own paper and place all gadgetry under your desks. The 2012 Press Democrat News Quiz is not an open-browser exam.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
Consider these numbers: two and 145. Santa Rosa became a city 145 years ago. Since then, two westside residents and two minorities have been elected to the City Council.
Santa Rosa became a city 145 years ago. Since then, two westside residents and two minorities have been elected to the City Council.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
These are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney: Occupy Santa Rosa passed its first significant test, abandoning claims that any bargain with the city would undermine their message.
These are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney: We had an editorial board debate one morning about ballot initiatives.
These are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
These are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.
What follows are excerpts from the Inside Opinion blog by Press Democrat editorial writers Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney.