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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (June 22)

June 21, 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 "An Evening With Beloved Poets," […]

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Senate Bill 562 provides decent care to all

June 21, 2017 — I have just read the recently published 80-plus page thorough Economic Analysis of the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal (SB562) by economic experts of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). The authors' assumptions about the bill's costs are quite conservative and very reasonable. They project […]

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Terry McLaughlin: When leaders demonize each other

June 21, 2017 — "A plague on both your houses!" cursed Mercutio in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the phrase has since been used to criticize warring factions whose rivalry brings ruin to others — as well as to themselves. Such is the raging battle in this country between […]

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Jack Crew: Oppose the California Values Act

June 20, 2017 — There is a bill currently under consideration in the California state legislature known as the California Values Act (SB-54). The obvious, but unstated, intent of this Act would be to make California a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. Some elected officials defend this lawless act, […]

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Natasha Muslih: ‘Merci’ for the hospitality

June 20, 2017 — My daughter was one of 18 students from Paris who recently traveled to Nevada City on a cultural visit. These kids traded boulevards for mountains, French for English, and their kin for host families who went above and beyond to make them feel right at […]

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Thomas Elias: Just how rampant is corruption in state government?

June 20, 2017 — The well-documented "fix-is-in" proceedings which forced consumers to pay more than 70 percent of the cost of shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station were one form of corruption in state government for which no one has yet been punished in a meaningful way. […]

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Kathryn Davis: Ask, ‘Is there a gun in your home?’

June 20, 2017 — The issue of gun ownership is one of the most polarized issues in America. But no one wants to be at the hospital bed or at the funeral of a child victim of an accidental shooting. Parents asking if there is a gun in the […]

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R.L. Crabb: It Takes A Village Idiot

June 20, 2017 —

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Dave Glubetich: It’s all about Donald Trump

June 19, 2017 — America is in turmoil. And it's all centered around Donald Trump. For reasons both imagined and true, America's left is having a hissy fit. They don't like Donald Trump, what he stands for and what he is trying to accomplish. From the moment he was […]

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Paula Orloff: Senator Gaines and health-care tax scare

June 19, 2017 — Perhaps Gaines is out to lunch … with the health insurance and drug companies when objecting to the Healthy California Act because of "tax rates beyond imagination." Gaines' scare tactic overlooks the state and feds coverage of $225 billion for Medicare, Medicaid and tax credits. […]

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Connie Anderson: The kindness of strangers

June 19, 2017 — I was involved in a car accident on June 5 on Adams Street in Nevada City. A wonderful woman stopped and insisted on staying with me until I got some help. I don't even know her name, but I want to thank her for her […]

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Lori Martin: Let freedom ring!

June 19, 2017 — It is time for barbecues, fireworks, and/or enjoying Donner Lake. Parties often include alcohol and can turn from festive to fatal if driving is involved. Before drinking, choosing a designated sober driver is a priority. When I was 16 in 1992, I was hit head-on […]

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Hilary Hodge: Housing in Nevada County, Part 2: Renting

June 19, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at housing in Nevada County. Today's column focuses on renting, while parts one and three discuss relocating and buying, respectively. To read other parts of the series, see this story at TheUnion.com. Years ago, […]

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Phil & Vicki Reinheimer: Hats off to Twelve 28

June 18, 2017 — Kudos to the new restaurant in Penn Valley, named Twelve 28 (for the owner's birthdate!). Great food, service, beverages, and a welcome addition for us here along Pleasant Valley Drive. Hope you continue to grow and flourish! Thanks for a great lunch. We will be […]

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Joan Dyer: Single-payer makes sense for California

June 18, 2017 — A state-run system for health-care payment, like single-payer, makes so much sense for California residents. The savings from eliminating the for-profit insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, with their big salaries, expensive ads, stock-holder profits, etc., will more than cover the added expense of total coverage […]

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William Larsen: The need for cause-and-effect logic

June 18, 2017 — I loved how The Union's publisher Don Rogers shifted to religion in one column, then tackled "root causes" in the next. Whoosh, enough of politics already, right? Sure, you bet. Don notes that religion relates to free will, and how the main quest of religion […]

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George Boardman: Here’s one way Donald Trump could ruin Jerry Brown’s day

June 18, 2017 — Some members of the California Republican Party see a chance for history to repeat itself, hopefully with a better outcome than last time. Since this is California, cars are also involved again. The hope comes from a recent Berkeley/IGS poll that shows residents of the […]

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“R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot”

June 16, 2017 —

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Ricki Heck: On NID’s property acquisitions

June 16, 2017 — I am deeply troubled by NID's continued real property acquisitions for the Centennial Dam project. NID is using tax-payer money before it has a permitted project, before any financial analysis, before the completion of the science, cultural and environmental studies and before any permits are […]

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Sandra Boyd: Heroes Bridge Tour a touching tribute

June 16, 2017 — This is our third year going on the bicycle "Local Heroes' Memorial Bridge Tour," led by Tour of Nevada City Bike shop's Duane and Connie Strawser. Thanks and gratitude to Duane and Connie for doing this every year. It is deeply moving to hear of […]

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