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Mary Mahoney: Giving local businesses a boost

December 4, 2016 — The Union’s article on tattoo artist Cory Norris was outstanding, well written and one of the most informative articles I have read since 1977. I wish more articles were written about each and every local business, as they help give new businesses the start they […]

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RoJean Danilson: Thanks to a friendly stranger

December 4, 2016 — Kudos to the gentleman who helped me to maneuver my car out of a very difficult situation in the parking lot in Grass Valley last Tuesday. Thanks again. RoJean Danilson Lake Wildwood

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Bob Martin: Mail-in ballots too slow

December 4, 2016 — OK, I am totally supportive of the goal of increasing voter turnout at election time. Yet I have to wonder if going to near 100 percent mail-in ballots is the answer. Yes, undoubtedly allowing everyone the convenience of voting from their home, instead of having […]

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Sandra Chipchase: Words are powerful

December 4, 2016 — Regarding The Union’s Nov. 22 column written by Hilary Hodge, entitled, “Racism, sexism and bigotry,” this particular article, is the kind that incites riots, rebellion, etc. I believe that there needs to be a limit on expression of columnists who write for our local newspaper. […]

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Eric Tomb: About this Electoral College thing

December 4, 2016 — Well, that’s that. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series with a magnificent comeback, then Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America in a startling upset. Now we can move on to Christmas and the Oscars and the Super Bowl and […]

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George Boardman: American Indians still suffering from their lax immigration policy

December 4, 2016 — Liberals and progressives really want to help Native Americans, if for no other reason than to assuage some of the guilt they feel over the treatment of people who have truly followed a trail of tears since the first Europeans set foot in North America. […]

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Tom Durkin: Fake news vs. satire

December 2, 2016 — The Union’s Editorial Board column on Nov. 19 on considering your source before sharing is excellent advice. I was disappointed, however, that the board failed to acknowledge the difference between satirical “fake news” and deliberate disinformation. Satire is a time-honored and essential component of a […]

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Todd Juvinall: I think I’ll gloat

December 2, 2016 — Here I sit a few weeks after the election and I am still a bit numb from the results. But numb in a good way. Nationally, my party kicked Democrats from power. Across America we made them a regional party. Republicans have a nice majority […]

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Rachel Rogers: Grieve today, then onward

December 2, 2016 — The election and the long road leading up to it created a strange combination of changes within our country. By the Electoral College, Donald Trump took the title of president-elect, and since then, it’s been a crazy and weird time. We look at each other […]

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Susan Reynolds: Now is time for public input on Nevada City cannabis dispensary

December 2, 2016 — What do you say about having one or more Medical Marijuana Dispensaries inside Nevada City limits? The Nevada City Council has already voted “yes” to passing the responsibility into the hands of the Nevada City Planning Commission. In turn, they have 1.) designated on a […]

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Charity Bryson: Helping a veteran in need

December 2, 2016 — Recently, The Union ran a front page piece about Roger Wirtz’s wonderful gift of a renovated mobile home. Thanks to the efforts of many folks, Roger can now get in and out of his home safely, but it was thanks to Gold Country Meals on […]

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Lisa Baker: Thanks to the Food Bank of Nevada County

December 2, 2016 — I am the executive director of the Foothill Food Pantry in Dobbins. For years, we have enjoyed working with the Food Bank of Nevada County. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending their 30th anniversary barbecue. Seeing how this organization has grown, and to see […]

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R. L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

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Our View: A season to give

December 2, 2016 — ’Tis the season for presents, good cheer and pumpkin spiced lattes. And, of course, for opening our wallets and giving to charity. You can’t get away from it, nor should you. There are plenty of nonprofits that need help, and the holiday season is one […]

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Kayla Ramirez: Standing together so history will not repeat itself

December 2, 2016 — After an arduous 28-hour drive, my cousin and I finally reached our destination, the windswept plains of Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the three-prayer camps in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and home to the Standing Rock Sioux. The next few days were cold, […]

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David Moyer: Dear President-Elect Trump

December 1, 2016 — OK, this is a bit or maybe quite a bit presumptuous, but, Mr. Trump, you did say you don’t owe anybody anything and are therefore better able to represent the interests of “We the People.” You did remove lobbyists from your transition team. So, here […]

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Carole Chapman: Republicans: he’s all yours

December 1, 2016 — In response to Pat Lane, on “the radical, hysterical left.” We on the left are not hysterical, we just want every one to know that the alt-right Republican Party own this fraud! And that we on the left did not vote for him! We still […]

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Mary Furney: We are a nation of immigrants

December 1, 2016 — I am dismayed with the racist undertone letters to the editor I have been reading lately. I believe all people of this land should remember that the early pilgrims and immigrants who settled in what has become the United States of America were not invited […]

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John Bohnert: Warm meal, warm hearts

December 1, 2016 — I want to thank Maggie Maloney for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. I live alone and haven’t had a Thanksgiving like this in a very long time. Maggie and Jeff Rutherford own the Rainbow Market on Highway 49. For several years, she has cooked and boxed […]

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Don Rogers: A code for zen

December 1, 2016 — At Pete’s Pizza, I had a conversation over a beer I couldn’t have had just a few weeks ago. “C sharp is interesting, but for now I’m more focused on C,” I said. Our friends’ graduate student son nodded. “Python is pretty much all I […]

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