In this 2006 photo, Bill Kinzie, checks his equipment for gold as he dredges the bottom of the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif., in search of gold. California has a ban on dredging that’s now being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In this 2006 photo, Bill Kinzie, checks his equipment for gold as he dredges the bottom of the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif., in search of gold. California has a ban on dredging that’s now being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee file
In this 2006 photo, Bill Kinzie, checks his equipment for gold as he dredges the bottom of the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif., in search of gold. California has a ban on dredging that’s now being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Guns, union dues and mining: California issues await full U.S. Supreme Court

February 06, 2017 02:53 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.