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Sue Clark: Confessions of a teacher nerd

July 27, 2017 — "Staples! How could you?" appears as a post from one of my Facebook teacher friends. Several other teachers commiserate with crying emojis. I remember how it felt as a mid-career, full-time teacher raising a child. I'd see the fall clothes hit the windows of Nordstrom […]

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Trump family hypocrisy

July 27, 2017 — It is clear that members of Trump's immediate family have failed to provide complete information on their security clearance forms (SF86). This is a violation of Federal Law (Title 18 Section 1001). The penalty is a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up […]

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‘Chicago’ brings down the house

July 27, 2017 — Chicago was absolutely the very best entertainment I've seen in a long time and to think that all these super talents are right here in Nevada County! We went on opening night and were happy to be a part of a very enthusiastic audience. The […]

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Ah, yes, the “Truth”

July 27, 2017 — I'm writing in response to Mr. Keeble's Other Voices (July 18). Keeble's article was on a good track and making sense until he began talking about President Trump. At that juncture, he inserted his own "truth" about the facts thus jumping off the rails of […]

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Guns in the wrong hands

July 27, 2017 — There isn't anything that has made me so sad lately as the news of the elderly man who shot his caregiver. Obviously, his old friends, who knew him from better days, thought him to be an intelligent man. But they also knew that he had […]

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Don Rogers: When the bubble bursts

July 27, 2017 — No one is budging. Six months in, Republicans still would vote for President Trump and Democrats still would not grasp this "lunacy." He's slipped with independents, sure, but hardly in the sense of a ship sinking fast. We're talking a handful of percentage points with […]

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Joan Goddard: Sierra Stages’ ‘Chicago’ a hit

July 26, 2017 — A big thank you to Sierra Stages for a fabulous show — Chicago — at the Nevada Theatre. The cast is so talented, the set is beautiful, the costumes are great, the band is amazing and the music is outstanding. The show was sold out […]

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Karen Nelson: Children’s Festival a community effort

July 26, 2017 — The Children's Festival again transformed Pioneer Park into a magical Renaissance village where 2,500 attendees dressed in pirate, princess, knight, wizard, fairy and other fantastic costumes, enjoyed crafts of all kinds, fencing, catapults and castle painting among other adventures. The committee would like to extend […]

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Suzanne L. Reese: Angels in turn outs

July 26, 2017 — My heart-felt thanks to Dave Justus, Kyle Madden and Jon Winslow — all paramedics with the Penn Valley Fire Department. They are my "angels in disguise," wearing firemen's uniforms. On May 10, after treating what I assumed was indigestion, the discomfort turned into severe pain. […]

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Manny Montes: Originalism and the Constitution

July 26, 2017 — I was pleased to see Dick Sciaroni's response to my column, "We cannot allow our courts to be bastardized." However, I was surprised at how Dick missed some points, and was thoroughly wrong on others. In my column, I used the analogy of Feinstein being […]

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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (July 27)

July 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: (From a reader) To Nevada County […]

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Chris Hall: Tree removal at what cost?

July 25, 2017 — I write this column as an educator, nature lover, and lifelong local. My wife and I chose to return to our hometown of Nevada City after college because we love so many things about this community. One thing we value highly about Nevada City is […]

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Sally Knutson: Don Baggett Theatre gets a facelift

July 25, 2017 — Have you seen what is happening to the Don Baggett Theatre on the Nevada Union High School campus? It is glorious! It is worth a drive up Ridge Road to see. My heart beats high when I approach the school. As for my opinion, I […]

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John Thomson: Get informed on feral cats and birds

July 25, 2017 — I believe it is important that a response be given to the article entitled "Acreage owners could benefit from feral cats," and the implications the article made regarding the benign effect feral cats have on wild bird populations. It would be useful for anyone considering […]

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John Carr: Carrtoon

July 25, 2017 —

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Peter Van Zant: Be skeptical of NID scare tactics

July 25, 2017 — Nevada Irrigation District still hasn't dropped its ill-conceived plan to build Centennial Dam on the Bear River. They have yet to demonstrate the need for the project or explained how they plan to pay for the dam's construction. And there is no assurance that the […]

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Cheryl Cook: From Russia with love; ‘I love it’

July 24, 2017 — "I love it." That was Donald Trump Jr.'s written email response to an email on June 3, 2016 indicating that the Russian government had damaging information regarding Hillary Clinton and would like to aid Donald Trump, his father, in the U.S. Presidential election. According to […]

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

July 24, 2017 —

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Mindy Oberne: Lowering Medicare eligibility age is first step to real reform

July 24, 2017 — I've been watching as our representatives in Washington twist themselves into a pretzel trying to fix our health care system while ignoring the 600-pound gorilla in the room — the health insurance industry. This reminds me of a story I read on the Physicians for […]

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Thomas Elias: Brown’s email problem could sully his legacy

July 24, 2017 — As Gov. Jerry Brown travels the nation and world posing grandly as the Anti-Trump and the ultimate champion of the battle against climate change, he's plainly very conscious of the legacy he will leave behind when he's termed out for good after next year. But […]

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