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Mary Mahoney: Giving local businesses a boost

December 4, 2016 — The Union’s article on tattoo artist Cory Norris was outstanding, well written and one of the most informative articles I have read since 1977. I wish more articles were written about each and every local business, as they help give new businesses the start they […]

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RoJean Danilson: Thanks to a friendly stranger

December 4, 2016 — Kudos to the gentleman who helped me to maneuver my car out of a very difficult situation in the parking lot in Grass Valley last Tuesday. Thanks again. RoJean Danilson Lake Wildwood

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Bob Martin: Mail-in ballots too slow

December 4, 2016 — OK, I am totally supportive of the goal of increasing voter turnout at election time. Yet I have to wonder if going to near 100 percent mail-in ballots is the answer. Yes, undoubtedly allowing everyone the convenience of voting from their home, instead of having […]

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Sandra Chipchase: Words are powerful

December 4, 2016 — Regarding The Union’s Nov. 22 column written by Hilary Hodge, entitled, “Racism, sexism and bigotry,” this particular article, is the kind that incites riots, rebellion, etc. I believe that there needs to be a limit on expression of columnists who write for our local newspaper. […]

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Charity Bryson: Helping a veteran in need

December 2, 2016 — Recently, The Union ran a front page piece about Roger Wirtz’s wonderful gift of a renovated mobile home. Thanks to the efforts of many folks, Roger can now get in and out of his home safely, but it was thanks to Gold Country Meals on […]

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Lisa Baker: Thanks to the Food Bank of Nevada County

December 2, 2016 — I am the executive director of the Foothill Food Pantry in Dobbins. For years, we have enjoyed working with the Food Bank of Nevada County. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending their 30th anniversary barbecue. Seeing how this organization has grown, and to see […]

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Carole Chapman: Republicans: he’s all yours

December 1, 2016 — In response to Pat Lane, on “the radical, hysterical left.” We on the left are not hysterical, we just want every one to know that the alt-right Republican Party own this fraud! And that we on the left did not vote for him! We still […]

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Mary Furney: We are a nation of immigrants

December 1, 2016 — I am dismayed with the racist undertone letters to the editor I have been reading lately. I believe all people of this land should remember that the early pilgrims and immigrants who settled in what has become the United States of America were not invited […]

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John Bohnert: Warm meal, warm hearts

December 1, 2016 — I want to thank Maggie Maloney for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. I live alone and haven’t had a Thanksgiving like this in a very long time. Maggie and Jeff Rutherford own the Rainbow Market on Highway 49. For several years, she has cooked and boxed […]

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Stella Rose: Abusive behavior appalling

November 30, 2016 — While eating dinner at a local Brunswick area restaurant and watching the World Series with my husband, I was verbally assaulted by another restaurant patron. I happened to be wearing a T-shirt supporting Hillary Clinton. I had zero interactions with the man, and did nothing […]

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Linda Jack: Congrats to The Union on ‘Trailblazing Women’

November 30, 2016 — The Union’s documentary, “Golden Stories of Our Past, Trailblazing Women” attests women played an enormously important role in Nevada County, but are often overlooked in the stories we tell. Congratulations on recognizing that gap in our storytelling and helping to bridge it with your fine […]

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Ron Lowe: All America? I’ll believe it when I see it

November 29, 2016 — We heard Donald Trump say he would be president for all America. So what does he do? He turns around and names Indiana Governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to pick his transition team. From past actions, we’ve seen Pence to be a strict anti-gay […]

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Denes McIntosh: Crippling ideology divides community

November 29, 2016 — It sickens me how so many have a need to label others as liberal or conservative, right wing or left wing, perpetuating the revulsion of one side for the other. It is not an intelligent perspective; it is not conducive to any kind of personal […]

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Larry Kaufman: Move outside your comfort zone

November 28, 2016 — Now that the 2016 election is history, here’s a question for you as a reader of The Union and as a voter —whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green. Many of you expressed dissatisfaction with the direction that our local, state and […]

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Tim Stokes: On a lack of civility

November 27, 2016 — Just a note of thanks for your fine editorial, with a dash of Yeats no less! He refers to a “rough” beast in his poem, “The Second Coming,” and that describes the problem exactly as you lay out the case in your discussion. We do […]

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Nevada County community should support NEO’s efforts for youth

November 27, 2016 — Letters to the editor from students and staff at the NEO Youth Center, encouraging community support for the nonprofit organization’s programs: Love the laughs at NEO Hi, my name is Sophie and I attend Sierra College. I go to the NEO Youth Center because it’s […]

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Joan Lewis-Szalay: We need to do away with the Electoral College

November 25, 2016 — We must do away with the Electoral College system. Al Gore won the popular vote; lost because of Electoral vote. Hillary Clinton won popular vote, but lost because of the Electoral. I was told “We the People” pick the president. Al and Hillary. So what […]

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Kurt Reynolds: Why Clinton lost

November 25, 2016 — For those still asking “What the heck just happened?” let me explain using logic and truth. Mrs. Clinton was an extremely flawed candidate. With too many lies and scandals, we all know what the specifics on her history are, whether you want to face the […]

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Nancy Stevenson: Choice is up to us

November 25, 2016 — A truly excellent and timely message was in the Nov. 11 edition of The Union under Other Voices by Denes McIntosh titled, “Changing with the times.” It is necessary to make conscious personal choices in so many ways … and this article could not have […]

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Chris Rollins: NEO a ‘fun and accepting place’

November 25, 2016 — Hi, my name is Chris and I attend Bitney College Prep High School. I go to the NEO Youth Center because I find it to be a fun and accepting place. My favorite part about NEO is playing pool and also playing the Xbox 360 […]

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