Stories from Chris Coursey
Coursey: Ripley's unbelievable life
There may be a few things you haven't heard about Santa Rosa native Robert Ripley.
Coursey: When the Boston mob came to Santa Rosa
Before there was 'Whitey' Bulger, there was Santa Rosa's Joseph 'The Animal' Barboza.
Coursey: Economy's friendly skies reserved for a dwindling few
A weekend article comparing the economy to seating choices on airplane ignored reality.
Coursey: A plea for help in the night
Monday's startling Amber Alert is a reminder that cellphones connect us all.
Coursey: Good news, bad news and fair news
Get in some old-fashioned fair fun before it is too late.
Coursey: Music videos not Healdsburg winemaker's only hobby
Jordan turns out to be the mystery donor behind a Mass. GOP Senate hopeful.
Coursey: How things were, and how things are
It is clear the GOP-controlled House is not interested in helping the middle class.
Coursey: When we all pay for dumb behavior
A visitor's weekend rescue prompts the question, should taxpayers be footing the bill?
Coursey: Let's encourage more voting, not less
Voting is a political act, but the right to vote should not be a political issue.
Coursey: The socio-economic side of street maintenance
Let them eat cake. Out of potholes. That's the message being sent in Santa Rosa.
Coursey: Redrawing the circle of life
It's a good thing birds don't carry shotguns. If they did, humans might be in big trouble.
COURSEY: When rights confront responsibilities
Bullets whistled around a busy Bennett Valley shopping center on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily, none of those bullets found flesh.
COURSEY: Race? Who knows? Guns? You betcha.
Chris Coursey ponders the many unanswered questions of George Zimmerman's murder trial.
COURSEY: A beer baron's backyard philosophy
Anyone would envy Tony Magee's job. He makes beer, after all.
COURSEY: Radical nihilism in its natural state at Yosemite
When the debate over a local public power agency, for example, seems convoluted, head for Yosemite to see some real fireworks, writes Chris Coursey.
COURSEY: A new reality for SFO travelers
After Saturday's crash of an Asiana Airlines plane at SFO, landing in San Francisco will never be the same again, writes Chris Coursey.
COURSEY: Turning student loan debt into free tuition
At a time when student debt has reached an all-time high, Oregon's tuition idea should be looked at seriously by every state, Chris Coursey writes.
COURSEY: Down the rabbit hole with the gas tax
California's gasoline tax increased 3.5 cents a gallon this week, but it hasn't yet been reflected in prices at the pump.
COURSEY: Waiting 91 years for a special moment
Amid all the bad news this week, it's hard to suppress a smile while reading about the resumption of same-sex weddings in Sonoma County, writes Chris Coursey.
COURSEY: Delivering a message on repeat drunken driving
A Mendocino County deputy district attorney is pushing the envelope of the criminal justice system in his efforts to put a serial drunken driver behind bars.
COURSEY: It's hard to resist sport's 'killer instinct'
The cage fighting and calf roping featured in the weekend's paper has Chris Coursey wondering about the human condition.