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Jose Gonzales: Bring our troops, dollars back home

April 27, 2017 — Of the 195 Nations in the world, the U.S.A. provides billions of dollars in annual support of 192 nations. Ten of these nations receive $137.8 billion annually. Three have nuclear bombs. There is no controlling how they spend it. A priority should rest on helping […]

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Lori Martin: Celebrate prom and graduation safely

April 27, 2017 — Near the end of high school, fancy dresses and stylish tuxedos come out for prom. Seniors also prepare for college, military and/or work. A lesson from my life can be learned. In 1992, I was a junior and an athlete at Tracy High School in […]

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Milan Vodicka: Majority? What majority?

April 27, 2017 — My fellow Nevada County citizens, elected officials: I wish to invite all of you to seriously consider who you represent, in any capacity, individually or collectively. Is it just yourself? Your family? Your community? A political party's ideology? Americans? Human race as a whole? Any […]

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Don Rogers: How huge, really?

April 27, 2017 — The latest census of homeless people in our community counted 371. How many were missed? Who knows? No doubt plenty. How many total — 500, maybe 600? More? Nevada County's population is 98,000, about 77,000 on our side. Less than 1 percent, assuredly, are homeless. […]

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Ginny Knott: Roberts Tree Care to the rescue

April 27, 2017 — Kudos to Curtis Roberts of Roberts Tree Care. Our young cat was 20 feet up in a cedar tree and after 15 hours of yowling we were able to find a tree service to rescue "Foster." Thank you for ending our day on an appreciative […]

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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (April 27)

April 26, 2017 — Each week we'll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to drogers@theunion.com or bhamilton@theunion.com HIT: To local development. Houses, Dollar General […]

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Terry McLaughlin: The Golden (Sanctuary) State?

April 26, 2017 — Californians strongly oppose sanctuary city policies, according to a poll released by UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. In the fall of 2015, the survey found that 74 percent of respondents did not believe local authorities should be able to ignore a federal request to […]

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Beth Campbell: On the proposed Centennial Dam

April 26, 2017 — The environmental impact of the Centennial Dam would be devastating to our historical foothills community and wildlife habitat. We should preserve the Bear River and surrounding lands. Whether you live on the Placer County or Nevada County side of the Bear River one thing's for […]

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Tim Jensen: Kudos to Coydog Enterprises

April 25, 2017 — Having had numerous problems and breakdowns with the electrically operated gate to my home, which was installed by a local fencing contractor two years ago, I employed Chris McLaughlin of Coydog Enterprises out of Penn Valley to make all necessary repairs. Chris did his work […]

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Norton Lehner: One nation, divided …

April 25, 2017 — Rep. Doug LaMalfa's March town hall meeting at the Nevada County Fairgrounds left a very sour taste. Rather than being "democracy in action," I observed that the "intimate afternoon for the congressman and his constituents" became a stage for yet another band of rude and […]

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Mike Mooers: Bless us all, comrades

April 25, 2017 — Every week Hilary Hodge bashes our new president. I think it is time to step back and take a realistic view of the real change we have experienced moving from the tyranny of the last eight years into the expanded freedoms of the Trump Era. […]

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Norm Sauer: Delegitimizing Trump

April 25, 2017 — In my column last month, I predicted the surveillance of Trump and his team by the Obama administration may be a story bigger than Watergate. To date an enormous amount of media attention and investigations about direct Russian collusion with Trump have found no evidence. […]

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R.L. Crabb: It Takes A Village Idiot

April 25, 2017 —

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Crabb Cartoon: It Takes A Village Idiot

April 25, 2017 —

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Philip Treanor: PG&E and prices

April 24, 2017 — The California Public Utility Commission held a meeting in Davis on March 2, asking the public for comments on their high utility bills during the past winter months. The commissioners allowed the pubic to speak for three minutes, however they stated they would not respond […]

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George Olive: NID misses opportunity

April 24, 2017 — The Nevada Irrigation District board of directors made a short-sighted decision at its March meeting. The final action item in this four-hour meeting was about video-recording NID board meetings to increase public access. In the end, the board voted only for audio recording. Looking back […]

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Jon Hill: Health insurance companies need to go!

April 24, 2017 — I would like to thank Dr. Alex Klistoff for his Other Voices column on April 19 regarding "Medicare for All." As Dr. Klistoff and Dr. Kane so simply state, universal Medicare would be far less expensive than our current system. As a Medicare recipient, I […]

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Hilary Hodge: Nevada County’s revolving door

April 24, 2017 — Six years ago, my friend and I were sitting in front of the computer at the desk in our shared Sacramento apartment, which overlooked a busy street in midtown. It was already warm enough to leave the windows open and I could hear the whistle […]

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R. L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

April 24, 2017 —

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Jodi Selene: LaMalfa’s family farm welfare

April 23, 2017 — I want to thank Michele Spencer for the informative and revealing article on U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa. I am tired of our congressional representatives living in luxury off our taxes: "To increase the subsidy available under federal rules, LaMalfa subdivided his family's 2,000-acre rice farm […]

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