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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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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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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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Timothy Wilson: Climate change impacting water supply

January 15, 2017 — In your coverage of water issues, you have a responsibility to address climate change as it is one of the largest factors impacting our water supply. By incorporating climate science into water management, we can build a more resilient water system that meets our needs […]

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Kate Laferriere: Public works lives up to name

January 13, 2017 — I want to give a huge “thank you” to the Public Works employees who were on Mill Street in Grass Valley on Thursday, Jan. 12. A dedicated volunteer had just picked up a large pallet of food for Interfaith Food Ministry in his pick up […]

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Danita Sorensen: I learned their names

January 13, 2017 — Tell me, please: How can I sleep this night amid torrents of rain and blasts of wind? My bed is warm and dry, my shelter, secure but I have made an error. I learned their names during those nights of the “emergency warming shelter.” Tonight, […]

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Miriam Morris: A poem for Inauguration Day

January 13, 2017 — I’m going to march tomorrow. Tomorrow, I join my sisters, Row after row, filling the streets. Peaceful. Powerful. Present. We’re going to march tomorrow, And you may turn your head, And you may cover your ears, But you will hear us. Your newly woven blanket […]

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Cynthia Schuetz: Thanks, Dr. Rockwell

January 11, 2017 — The Falls Prevention Coalition is extending a big “thank you” to Dr. Sean Rockwell’s Dental Wellness Center for the donation they gave us that will support our work to reduce the number of falls in our community. Every quarter, Dr. Rockwell and his staff select […]

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Custis Haynes: On Planned Parenthood

January 11, 2017 — If Republicans against Planned Parenthood can’t realize that every baby has the right to be wanted and loved, at least they could consider how expensive unwanted babies are. They need food, shelter, vaccinations, education and eventually incarceration. Who pays for all that? Custis Haynes Grass […]

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Robert Wuderlich & Jeff Kane: Looming threat — men?

January 11, 2017 — As long as the incoming administration plans to register Muslims out of fear they may commit violent crime, it should register potential rapists, too. Almost all rapes are committed by men. Most men aren’t rapists, of course, but we can’t be too careful. So we […]

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Rich Howell: Step out of comfort zones to generate community spirit

January 10, 2017 — Rehashing ones’ reasoning for election choices seems pointless. We did what we did, or didn’t do, and must live with the consequences. Seeing the article on the local Republican Women’s group making a donation to a local group got me thinking forward. We have, every […]

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Peter Milner: Cannabis a blessing in Nevada County

January 10, 2017 — We just spent a wonderful Christmas in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. The people were very friendly, the food was excellent, and the area was picturesque. We enjoyed browsing the shops, leading to purchases of hats, sweaters, and locally designed jewelry. All in all, we […]

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Paul Berger: ‘To the Republic for which it stands’

January 10, 2017 — Imagine Barack Obama winning the presidency by a narrow margin. Now imagine that our intelligence agencies conclusively determine that a foreign government, hostile to America and the West, interfered in the election process with the specific goal of electing Obama. Now imagine Obama, before he […]

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