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Lang Waters: No mandate to govern

January 19, 2017 — The Union, and publications throughout the nation, have been full of articles both about how unhappy progressives are about the election as well as explanations of the Electoral College. Dan Prout, in his column on Jan. 5, did a good job explaining the Electoral College […]

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Don Rogers: Eyeing Everest

January 19, 2017 — I’m preparing for my first writers conference in a likely way, by writing about it. If you’re thinking about dipping a toe in these waters like I am, the cost for the Sierra Writers Conference on Saturday is inviting at $85. The equivalent nearest to […]

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Ed Thomas: Time for an attitude tune-up and to get involved

January 19, 2017 — The 45th President of the United States gets sworn into office today. He is the most vilified person to take this office in my lifetime and I suspect that is true for most of us. Unfortunately we had two candidates for president that many of […]

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Hits & Misses for Nevada County

January 18, 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 the Wild and Scenic Film […]

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Terry McLaughlin: Walking to support life in all stages

January 18, 2017 — On Jan. 21, the same day as the much-publicized Women’s March, whose lengthy list of sponsors includes Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, the 13th annual West Coast Walk for Life will take place in San Francisco. Marchers will process from Civic Center Plaza along […]

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Bethany Walsh: Highway 49 is unsafe

January 18, 2017 — Good evening. I was a part of the fatal crash on Jan. 12 on Highway 49. I am reaching out to see if I can find resources to help Highway 49 become safer. For example, getting cement barricades on the most dangerous parts of Highway […]

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Donna Reynolds: Thank you for the cleanup day in Grass Valley

January 18, 2017 — Heartfelt kudos go out to everyone who helped with the clean-up project held on East Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 14. What a fabulous turnout of so many kind people. Through the generosity of all of you, our neighborhood looks better than it has for […]

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Elma Eden Baker: I remember ‘the man in the photo’

January 17, 2017 — In response to the Dec. 31 Other Voices “The Man in the Photo” by Tyler Matthew Blake: In 1936 I graduated from Nevada City High School and was attending Mt. St. Mary’s business school. I lived in Indian Flat (off the Downieville highway near the […]

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Lee Ridenour: Let’s revisit that 2012 reform act

January 17, 2017 — This is essentially a reprint of 2012 Congressional Reform Act by Josh Duhamel to fix Washington D.C. No tenure. No pension. A congressman, a woman, collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when out of office. Congress, past present and future participates […]

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John Carr: Carrtoons

January 17, 2017 —

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Brian Hamilton: As leader of the free world, tone matters

January 17, 2017 — I was only kidding with colleagues when I referred to the farewell speech President Obama was about to deliver as “yesterday’s news.” I knew as soon as I hit the gym I’d tune in. I just didn’t expect to spend a whole hour on the […]

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Bob O’Brien: What makes someone a conspiracy theorist?

January 17, 2017 — This is a response to Larry Lansburgh’s “Conspiracy in the sky” article in the Dec. 17 edition of The Union. Sadly, Mr. Lansburgh’s article is filled with misinformation. As my father used to say, “Hogwash!” I will try to set the record straight. First off, […]

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R. L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

January 16, 2017 —

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Hilary Hodge: At the Edge, indeed

January 16, 2017 — The weekend of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, put together by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is one of my favorite weekends here at home in western Nevada County. The towns come alive with smiling tourists donning puffy jackets. Locals take to […]

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Thomas Elias: Appeal hearing bears high stakes for Brown, consumers

January 16, 2017 — Gov. Jerry Brown is not listed as a defendant in a federal appeals hearing set for Feb. 9 in a Pasadena courtroom of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. But he might as well be. For his conduct during an apparent “fix-was-in” rush to judgment […]

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Dianna Suarez: Say no to the Centennial Dam

January 16, 2017 — As I attended the Nevada Irrigation District Board Meeting on Jan. 11, and later that day as I sat in a Colfax City Council meeting, listening to Rem Scherzinger give another update of the Centennial Dam, I wondered, “What kind of water district would kill […]

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Ann Council: Don’t forget many women voted for Trump

January 16, 2017 — This is in response to the Jan. 10 column written by Hilary Hodge. I believe it to be one of the most pathetic female self-indulging articles I have ever read and I am sorry to see that The Union felt the need to publish this […]

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Willie Dickerson: Life-saving work

January 15, 2017 — Lisa Schliff is right about the importance of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in ending global poverty (‘Extreme global poverty impacts us all’ by Lisa Schliff, The Union, Dec. 23). America’s pledge to the Global Fund is dependent on being matched […]

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Ed & Janie Ferguson: Thanks to ‘angels’ at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Golden Empire

January 15, 2017 — My husband was admitted to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital just prior to Christmas for a serious infection and surgery. Bad timing, right? He then was moved to Golden Empire for further treatment and recuperation. It was like “coming home” for we have befriended so many […]

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Pat Sharp: Repealing ACA irresponsible

January 15, 2017 — Repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) without a replacement health plan is utterly irresponsible. None of us would cancel our homeowners insurance and then look around for another policy. That is what is going on in Congress right now. We are putting millions of families […]

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