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Michael Hill-Weld: We deserve a response from LaMalfa

August 23, 2017 — After finding nothing on Rep. LaMalfa's website or Facebook page concerning the events in Charlottesville, I called his Washington office on Wednesday and today. I was told both times that he has issued a statement to the Redding Searchlight Record and that is the extent […]

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Terri Kopp: Thanks, Ray

August 22, 2017 — There is a reason people advocate shopping locally! When I had a slight problem with a product from Byers, I called Mr. Ray Byers. The response was better than I could have expected. Mr. Byers himself came out and, after diagnosing the problem, he brought […]

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Kris Vasser: Thank a teacher

August 22, 2017 — In her recent column, Hollie Grimaldi Flores' comment, "I tell my teacher friends to stop complaining and remind them many of us work year-round" is an affront to teachers everywhere. Today and/or tonight, a teacher somewhere in Nevada County is getting ready for the new […]

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Thomas Davis: Trash talk

August 22, 2017 — I spent the last hour or so walking down Newtown Road near my house and in one-half mile picked up a grocery bag and a bucket full of trash (the bucket was part of the trash and I repurposed it). What is sad is that […]

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David Kemph: Convenient labels can be misleading

August 21, 2017 — In response to the column by the publisher Don Rogers concerning walking the line of perceived partisanship in a local paper I would like to suggest foregoing the self described labels one hears today. When I hear someone describe themselves as a conservative or liberal, […]

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Jeff Kane: Just whom does Rep. LaMalfa represent?

August 17, 2017 — I don't agree with Rep. Doug LaMalfa that it's a good idea to deprive tens of millions of Americans of health insurance in order to give the wealthiest one percent a huge tax cut. But what bothers me more is his refusal to hear those […]

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Chris Rauwendaal: Jessica Holcombe, a fresh new face in politics

August 17, 2017 — Next year we have a chance to remove Doug LaMalfa from office. LaMalfa has represented Congressional District 1 since 2013; it has been a painful experience. LaMalfa has voted 60 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He voted against legislation to end the government […]

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Vince Alcantar: Socratic ‘absolute equality’

August 14, 2017 — In reply to Tim McCall's opinion piece on the United Nations, thank you for giving the UN its due. The UN works only in accordance to its member nations and generally respects each country's sovereignty and rights. Resolutions by the UN are often more as […]

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Susan Kane: North Star conservancy’s hoedown a hit

August 14, 2017 — The Board of Directors of the North Star Historic Conservancy would like to thank our annual sponsors, volunteers, and supporters of this year's major fundraiser, Country Hoedown at The North Star House. Attendees kicked up their heels, enjoyed the music of Chris Crockett, and "country" […]

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Betsy Wobus: A positive irrigation story

August 13, 2017 — Being a "small farmer" with about 3.5 acres of pasture to irrigate, when my Kifco water reel blew a hole in its bellows this spring, I panicked, as there are no repairmen in Northern California. The nice folks at Ewing Supply in Roseville kindly ordered […]

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Greg Marshall: Thanks, Volz Brothers

August 11, 2017 — Last night on the way home from Auburn the check engine light came on, the engine stumbled, knocked and generally ran rough. We limped our '06 Land Cruiser to Volz Bros. in the Loma Rica Business park and left it with the keys and a […]

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Chris Pasles: Hats off to columnist Brad Prowse

August 11, 2017 — As a newcomer to Grass Valley (I moved here two years ago), I've just learned that Brad Prowse, the author of one of my favorite columns in The Union, "100 years ago in Nevada County," in fact passed away several years ago. But he wrote […]

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Donna Dequillettes: ‘Chicago’ a winner

August 10, 2017 — My son and I recently enjoyed seeing "Chicago." It was the first local production I had seen since moving back home to Nevada County. I was pleasantly surprised to see this quality of entertainment in our little town. Wonderful performances by the cast and production […]

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Robert Ingram: Growers, it’s time to pitch in

August 10, 2017 — District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller made an excellent point in The Union on Aug. 1. Where do the pot growers stand on the homeless epidemic in Nevada County? They claim to be regular folks, common businessmen and women, and just want to be part of […]

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Julie and Bert Barker: Lucky to have Sierra Stages

August 7, 2017 — Bert and I wanted to write to thank Sierra Stages for its fabulous production of "Chicago." We both have sung in choirs and groups all our lives and know how difficult this music is to learn and memorize and sing and act at the same […]

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Paul August: ‘Smart Money’ columnist rant outrageous

August 3, 2017 — The Bruce Williams rant of July 17 was outrageous. He claims that commencement speakers motivate protesting students who graduate and become, "unemployable … homeless … (they) fall into crime …" All for "making noise." Garbage like this isn't worth reading. Your editorial board does better […]

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Maarri Donaldson: Kudos for joyful experiences in Nevada County

August 3, 2017 — We attended "Chicago" on July 22 because we saw "Little Shop …" last year and we loved the movie, "Chicago." This production was so, so great, creative, polished. We were totally entranced again with the creative, inventiveness of staging and set, music both the orchestra […]

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Go see ‘Chicago’

August 2, 2017 — We attended the Sierra Stages' production of "Chicago" recently and it was amazing. The local talent and production staff are presenting a show which is equal to or maybe better than most profession productions. It was an absolutely amazing presentation and I highly recommend seeing […]

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Bob’s Salvation Army service

August 2, 2017 — It was great seeing on the front page July 27 an article on the camps at Lake Vera. I want to give kudos to our son-in-law, Bob Kittle. He was hired in 2001 to come (from helping run a Salvation Army Camp in Washington state) […]

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Proud of senators who voted their conscience

August 2, 2017 — When I awoke to the news that the Senate voted down the bill that would have potentially eliminated health care to 16 million Americans while simultaneously increasing health insurance premiums by 20 percent, I felt proud of Senators Susan Collins of Maine, John McCain of […]

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