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Ted Appel - Managing Editor

Managing Editor at The Press Democrat

ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5288
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The Latest Stories By Ted Appel

The PD was honored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association with 12 first-place awards, including top awards for general excellence and breaking news coverage of the wildfires.
The PD received one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. journalism for its coverage of the Oct. 8 firestorm.
The North Coast's two representatives in Congress split on the question of whether Rep. Charles Rangel should be censured for financial misconduct.
Remember that TV commercial that suggested your brain looks like a fried egg when it's on drugs? Mickey Hart wants to show you what your brain looks like when it's in a state park.
Wednesday's scheduled debate between three candidates seeking the 7th Assembly District seat has been canceled.
There's no shortage of people who will tell you which candidate to vote for in November. Organizations from the Sonoma County Democratic Party to the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce to The Press Democrat Editorial Board are issuing endorsements.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey called on former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming to resign Friday as co-chairman of President Barack Obama's fiscal commission after he compared the Social Security system to a "milk cow with 310 million tits."
Tom Rouse won his first victory in his bid to get on the Sonoma City Council, while Larry Haenel's campaign for the Santa Rosa City Council suffered a setback.
Don't call Joanne Sanders a Republican. The Sonoma city councilwoman, who quit the Republican Party in January 2008 and registered as a Democrat, threatened to sue the Napa County elections office after it incorrectly identified her as a Republican on one page of a ballot pamphlet sent to voters.
With the arrival of absentee ballots comes another rite of spring: the campaign mailer. Already, there are some classics from the south county supes' race showing up in voters' mailboxes.
If you want to vote, Monday is your last day to register for the June 8 primary. Residents can register at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters office at 435 Fiscal Drive in Santa Rosa, in the county administration complex.
CHAT WITH CANDIDATES: Ever wanted to put a question directly to one of the candidates in the June election?
Who is trying to influence your local legislator and public policy in Sacramento? Follow the money.
Today, we are opening a new window to view the fast-changing political scene in Sonoma County. Want to know who is running for office?
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers honored The Press Democrat on Wednesday for its coverage of the Sonoma State University Academic Foundation's lending practices.
The Press Democrat was honored Tuesday by the nation's largest group of financial journalists for its coverage of Exchange Bank's lending losses and the AGA Financial scandal.
We've made some changes to the inside of the Monday Business section. On Page 2, you'll find the weekly business calendar, On the Agenda, which previously ran on Sundays.
We've made some changes to the inside of the Sunday Business section. On Page 2, you'll find DataBank, our summary of the Sonoma County real estate market that used to run on Saturdays.
Starting today, The Press Democrat no longer will publish a Business section on Saturdays to save newsprint costs, our second-largest expense after payroll.
Starting this week, The Press Democrat is reducing stock listings from two pages to a quarter-page and combining the Business and Classified sections on weekdays.
Starting this week, The Press Democrat is reducing stock listings from two pages to a quarter-page and combining the Business and Classified sections on weekdays.
Welcome to the third edition of the new Outlook. This year, we have split up our annual look at the Sonoma County economy into four editions to make them more timely and accessible to readers.
Three companies that have immense impact on the Sonoma County economy will make their debut today on the North Coast Stock Index.
Three companies that have immense impact on the Sonoma County economy will make their debut today on the North Coast Stock Index.
Some people start working on their golf swings when they retire. Don Green starts companies. The British-born engineer retired twice in the past 14 years, only to come racing back each time with a bright idea and a burning desire to start a new telecommunications company in Petaluma: first Optilink Corp.