1. Thomas Elias: Higher turnout in November election will help Democrats
  2. Esther Cepeda: $3.7 million could work wonders in many cities
  3. Thomas Sowell: Boehner, Palin create fruitless distractions
  4. Off the record: To the rescue, through collective noun land
  5. Cynthia Tucker: Rand Paul faces challenge in opposing GOP war hawks
  6. Looking back on Oroville's and Butte County's heroes: Former Oroville man home after stint in Japanese prison camp
  7. Addiction update: Zone coverage
  8. Thomas Sowell: A primer on race
  9. Editorial: Hits and misses
  10. River watcher: A strand of web