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Lobbyist Ring facing another trial on two more charges

The U.S. Department of Justice isn’t through with the Kevin Ring prosecution yet. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in p ...

Ring friends, family make plea for mercy, no prison in D.C. corruption case

With sentencing days away on federal corruption charges and the possibility of more than four years in prison, ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring’s friends and family are coming to his defen ...

Doolittle to judge: Ex-aide Ring should get no prison time in corruption case

Ex-Rep. John Doolittle is challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s successful prosecution on corruption charges of a former top aide, Kevin Ring. But prosecutors are questio ...

Ring: Feds told him to lie to implicate Doolittle

Described by prosecutors as “Team Abramoff’s chief operating officer,” ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring is now claiming the Justice Department wanted him to lie and send best friend an ...

Brett Storey named County Employee of the Year for biomass plant leadership

When Brett Storey looks at the brush and overgrowth choking the sides of Sierra trails, he sees a better future. A backpacker, Storey has long enjoyed the outdoors in the mountain ...

Jury convicts ex-Doolittle aide in corruption case

Forever linked to a lobbyist and former staff member now found guilty of corruption charges, retired Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, said Tuesday that Kevin Ring’s conviction o ...

Ex-congressman John Doolittle steps into new lobbying role

Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle has returned to Washington, D.C.’s Beltway – this time as a lobbyist. But his heart’s still in Placer County and – with homes in both Rosev ...

Congressional race too close to call

Congressional opponents Tom McClintock and Charlie Brown were in a near dead heat – with a race too close to call as election returns began to come in from around the 4th Distric ...

McClintock to carry GOP flag

Early returns staked state Sen. Tom McClintock to a wide vote advantage over former congressman Doug Ose in the primary for 4th District Republican congressional nominee. The exci ...

U.S. Treasury should not be treated like a huge piggy bank

Earmarks are not bad as long as you are receiving one, including research for urban horticulture or berries. One would think that the U.S. Treasury is a huge piggy bank and our ele ...