The future of the Pathway Home may be uncertain, but what is certain is the need for programs to support our veterans, to meet the crushing weight of trauma that many of them have brought back from war.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are measures that we can take that would help keep guns out of the hands of people who are angry, depressed, desperate, deranged or just plain stupid or impulsive.

Allison Haley says she knew the job she was about to take in 2017 would be hard, but she didn’t realize how hard. From what we’ve seen so far, however, we think she’s up to it.

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Too many governments seem to be slow to evolve online, continuing to use their websites as simple bulletin boards, or concealing valuable information behind outdated or user-unfriendly interfaces. So it was with pleasure that we encountered Napa County’s new web design at countyofnapa.org.

When the fire storms hit Napa County in October, our non-profit sector was able to spring into action, providing services of all kinds, from direct aid to people burned out of their homes to counseling and unemployment compensation even for people who lost no property but whose lives were up…

The Oxbow bypass has already proven its worth as a piece of physical engineering, as it easily handled winter floodwaters that in years past would have inundated downtown.

Like it or not, we are living in an era of legalized marijuana and we think it is high time that Napa County’s policymakers adjust to this reality.

It is astoundingly easy to take for granted the advantages and strengths this county possesses. We are a small community, but blessed with great wealth, an active and educated populace, and a powerful philanthropic and non-profit culture.

In our car-centric culture, it is easy to forget that you don’t always need four wheels to get around.

For nearly three decades, the Wine Train has been something of a curiosity for Napa County residents – a tourist attraction that most locals never rode. To some it was a charming anachronism, to others a nuisance, generating noise and traffic disruption.

Those trying to serve Napa County’s veteran population have a number of problems to overcome.

Erecting a bunch of buildings and calling it a “city” is easy. Assembling a bunch of people and calling it a “community” is an entirely different matter.

Few questions are as central to life in a community as “how good is my local school?” For such an important and seemingly simple question, as it turns out, there is no easy answer.

After traffic and high housing costs, the complaint we hear most often from readers about life in the Napa Valley is some variation of “there’s nothing for families to do.”

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