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Joel Houtman: Check my math

May 21, 2017 — On May 5, Lee E. Tope wrote a letter to the editor entitled, "Do the math." He tried to show that $20 trillion bills put end to end would be 0.32 light years long. Well,I took the challenge and he is wrong by a factor […]

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Jack Frederick: Weekly Congressional report

May 21, 2017 — Given the extreme polarization of political discourse today, perhaps what we need is the same factual information to discuss. "Factual" is an incendiary word today, depending upon where you get your "facts," but one place that would generate some good discussion is a weekly Congressional […]

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V.S. Moran: Vote them all out

May 18, 2017 — What is wrong with us getting direct benefits from our taxes? Benefits we see, feel, understand, and that prolong our lives, the quality of our lives, and those of our children, grandchildren? Absolutely nothing. Apparently, however, all the California representatives listed below find something wrong […]

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Susan Wallace: Three Northridge restaurants raise funds for rescued animals

May 18, 2017 — Scooter's Pals was honored to have the Northridge host meals on April 20 and donate a percentage of their daily income to our animal rescue efforts. We all had a great time and we were so grateful to Mr. Moni and all three Northridge restaurants; […]

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Jan Jorgenson: The treasure of Nevada City are our living masters

May 18, 2017 — Our community is filled with artists, authors and musicians. We have more artists per capita than most places and what does this mean? We have rich diversity to explore with each other … cultures, nature, painting,making music, becoming a broadcaster on KVMR. It's a long […]

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Jeff Olson: Story spurs interest in Hospitality House program

May 17, 2017 — Your recent article featuring the Hospitality House by Matthew Pera was very informative and provided our organization with much needed exposure to local food service employers. This exposure contributed immensely to help our culinary job training program students and graduates get connected to these local […]

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Sandra Poteet: For profit healthcare: a bad system

May 17, 2017 — In response to the opinion piece in The Union on a single payer healthcare system by Mr. Ulery — what would our lives be like if essential services like law enforcement, fire protection, education, and the courts had to make a profit? For all but […]

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Judith McCarrick: World Cafe touches on critical issues

May 16, 2017 — Back in April I attended the Racial Literacy World Cafe held at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. We sat, four newly introduced individuals to a table, and shared our perceptions and experiences surrounding race, privilege, our disappointments and our hopes for our communities. […]

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Craig Cassetta: LaMalfa’s staff needs to know how he’s voting

May 15, 2017 — On May 3 I called Doug LaMalfa's office to learn his position on the health care repeal bill. His office said he hadn't made up his mind. Thursday morning a report on the radio announced the bill was being voted on that day. I called […]

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Polly Bacich: Supporting our teachers

May 15, 2017 — Each year in the month of May the California Retired Teachers Association designates a "Day of the Teacher." On that day, a CalRTA member visits each public school in the county with a small gift for each teacher. Every member of CalRTA is a former […]

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Ronald Mathis: Medicare for all

May 15, 2017 — Thanks to Alex Klistoff for his excellent article on "Take time to learn about 'Medicare for all'" printed in The Union. Dr. Klistoff clearly has a good understanding of the potential benefits and significant impediments for a universal health care system. The strong resistance to […]

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Dione Gardner: Thanks, Nevada City

May 15, 2017 — On behalf of all patients in Nevada County, I'd like to thank the Nevada City's City Council for taking the lead by listening to their constituents — the majority of whom want safe, legal, affordable access available to people who choose cannabis as medicine. Many […]

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Lee Blakemore: It’s all about legacy

May 14, 2017 — Thanks to Lynn Ridenour's letter that opposes Governor Brown's insidious gas tax increase that supposedly goes for road and bridge improvement in the state. She isn't buying it, neither am I. It is well-known that the bullet train (the train to nowhere) is Brown's $50 […]

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Patricia Andersen: Follow the money

May 14, 2017 — Lynn Ridenour asks (May 4 edition of letters to the editor), "Has there been an audit of where (California tax money) goes and where it has been spent?" I know one place it went: $25,000 per month for 40 hours of work paid to Eric […]

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Joshua Brown: LaMalfa, you’re fired

May 12, 2017 — Hello, I'm Joshua Brown, I'm 13 years old. I'm sick and tired of Doug LaMalfa and the Republicans ignoring Democrats. The Democrats need to beat him in 2018. Electing Democrats into Congress is the only way to stop President Donald Trump. This means all of […]

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Kent Gallagher: Getting to know each other

May 12, 2017 — I get caught in the chronic confinement of political ideology and judgment. These "isms" were embraced as truth by others centuries before I was born. If I can just hold myself a little less tightly I can open to the wonder and pain that we […]

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Kate Laferrier: IFM meets its March matching goal

May 12, 2017 — During the month of March, Interfaith Food Ministry was blessed by five generous donors who donated a total of $35,000, enough to feed Interfaith Food Ministry's over 4,700 clients for a little more than a month! But there was a challenge; these were "matching" funds. […]

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Karla Arens: Convenient conjecture in Nevada City

May 11, 2017 — When the Nevada City Planning Commission reviewed the 71 unit housing project known as The Grove, they failed to condition the approval upon the developer's compliance with the city ordinance that requires 30 percent of all new lots to be affordable housing by either a […]

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Jessica Holcombe: Event to support DREAMers

May 11, 2017 — We are very grateful for Hilary Hodge's article, "People should live in their communities without fear." We were honored to have Tomas and another DREAMer in our area, Doris, attend a meeting with Congressman LaMalfa's staff in support of path to citizenship and a bipartisan […]

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Shirley Fenile: Rethink the enemy

May 11, 2017 — In reading George Boardman's column, he equates "safe space" to mean "idea-free zones staffed by thought police … where the enemy is … a thought that deviates from progressive." Wow. George, it has really been a loooong time since you sat on a campus bench, […]

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