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Jo Ann Rebane: Trump Derangement Syndrome

February 19, 2017 — Nevada County is experiencing an unreported mental health crisis. A fair number of our neighbors are suffering. They are exhibiting nonspecific fear, rage, growing disorientation and confusion. Their trauma began on election night last November producing symptoms similar to PTSD. The malady is called Trump […]

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Charisse Lolli: Three more Dollar General Stores in Nevada County? Seriously?

February 19, 2017 — There has been a lot of opposition regarding the proposed development of three more Dollar General Stores in our community. But there seems to be some confusion about why there is opposition. Simply put … It’s too big! The 9,100-square-foot building, according to the Draft […]

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Barbara Tanner: Hmmmmm …

February 19, 2017 — Air Force One – weekend golfing trips. U. S. taxpayers fun? Barbara Tanner Nevada City

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Janis McGregor: Thank you, Hilary Hodge

February 19, 2017 — Thank you to Hilary Hodge for an excellent column on the dangers of the Trump administration and the need to stay united to resist the divisive policies that are the result. She mentioned everything I have been thinking. Thanks to The Union for publishing not […]

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Walt O’Dwyer: Enforce speed limit on Highway 49

February 19, 2017 — Anyone who drives Highway 49 knows that it is a freeway. Everyone is over the speed limit because you need to keep up with the traffic. What needs to be done is simply enforce the speed limit! Ticket cars that are speeding and driving without […]

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George Boardman: Suggestions for The Union in our changing times

February 19, 2017 — Everybody has an opinion about how newspapers should do the job, especially the people who work for them. President Donald Trump has gotten a lot of mileage out of trashing the news media, routinely portraying reporters as dishonest purveyors of fake news, but he’s relatively […]

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Tom O’Toole: On ‘Nevada County generosity’

February 17, 2017 — Every once in a while it is good to acknowledge that we are the beneficiaries of “Nevada County generosity,” which never ceases to amaze. Case in point: Sean Gilleran, general manager Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gold Miners Inn, opened the hotel doors as wide […]

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Alan Greenbaum: From democracy to a dictatorship: a quick trip

February 17, 2017 — In my life as a Jew, I have reflected over the years on what it must have been like to be living in Germany during World War II — both from a Jewish perspective and from a German perspective. The Jewish perspective is easier for […]

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Dick Panzica: Time for a change in California

February 17, 2017 — I recently watched our representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, make complete fools of themselves on national television. The people of California need to have them replaced with folks who can think and communicate their positions more thoughtfully. It’s time for a change in California […]

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Tom Laurent: LaMalfa supports violation of Constitution

February 17, 2017 — LaMalfa’s Jan. 25 press release says he supports Trump’s plans to build a wall along our southern border with Mexico and his plans to ban refugees. Why the ban? The ban was to temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies during the review period and […]

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Rachel Helm: That is not who we are

February 17, 2017 — Like many of my fellow Nevada County citizens, I watched the Super Bowl. Regardless of whether you’re a Patriots or a Falcons fan, it was a terrific game. I was a little concerned that Lady Gaga would go partisan, but she chose to take the […]

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Doug Crice: Give Trump a chance

February 17, 2017 — I was shocked and delighted by the surprise victory by Donald Trump in the presidential election. Like most of my conservative friends, I would have been accepting if the voting had gone the other way, but it seems to have driven the opposition insane. Hollywood, […]

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Nancy Brost: Absurd and irrational

February 17, 2017 — There was a mandate by the American people on Nov. 8, 2016. Citizens went to the ballot box and declared they wanted change — a government they could trust and a Congress that could work together to solve problems. The left has refused to accept […]

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Darrell Berkheimer: Join me in supporting these issues

February 17, 2017 — Two stories in The Union a few days ago caught my attention because both were somewhat related to my last two commentaries. The one was bad news while the other was very good news. The bad news involved the Young Parents Program – because the […]

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Our View: Rallying to support our neighbors reveals who we are

February 17, 2017 — Nearly 200,000 people had their lives turned upside down Sunday, evacuated from their homes due to danger posed by potential failure of the Oroville Dam’s spillways. Yet with a rapid regional response, many of those folks found a softer landing than expected, thanks to some […]

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R. L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

February 17, 2017 —

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Sandra Lundgren: Use those turn signals

February 16, 2017 — I have two things — no make that three things — to complain about. First, do you drivers know what a signal is? Start using them! My friend has taken me to several appointments and there are always three or four cars that pull out […]

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Elaine Ashton: Musings on a good forum

February 16, 2017 — What a wonderful opinion page today. Other Voices is chock full of wisdom and Our View is great food for thought. While Susanne Bader actually thinks Trump will push the nuclear button and risk a nuclear war that might injure or kill his own family. […]

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Cynthia Hren: We are not a democracy

February 16, 2017 — Presidential candidates, elected officials and most writers to this newspaper have all incorrectly referred to our nation as a democracy. If you recall in our pledge of allegiance to the flag “… and to the Republic for which it stands …” clearly refers to the […]

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Paul Comiskey: Stop the Centennial Dam

February 16, 2017 — The people of our area have an unparalleled treasure in the last remaining stretch of the Bear River flowing from Rollins Lake to Camp Far West Lake. The Nevada Irrigation District is proposing to add another dam to the three that are already on this […]

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