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Jo Ann Rebane: Trump Derangement Syndrome

February 19, 2017 — Nevada County is experiencing an unreported mental health crisis. A fair number of our neighbors are suffering. They are exhibiting nonspecific fear, rage, growing disorientation and confusion. Their trauma began on election night last November producing symptoms similar to PTSD. The malady is called Trump […]

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Walt O’Dwyer: Enforce speed limit on Highway 49

February 19, 2017 — Anyone who drives Highway 49 knows that it is a freeway. Everyone is over the speed limit because you need to keep up with the traffic. What needs to be done is simply enforce the speed limit! Ticket cars that are speeding and driving without […]

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Barbara Tanner: Hmmmmm …

February 19, 2017 — Air Force One – weekend golfing trips. U. S. taxpayers fun? Barbara Tanner Nevada City

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Janis McGregor: Thank you, Hilary Hodge

February 19, 2017 — Thank you to Hilary Hodge for an excellent column on the dangers of the Trump administration and the need to stay united to resist the divisive policies that are the result. She mentioned everything I have been thinking. Thanks to The Union for publishing not […]

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Tom O’Toole: On ‘Nevada County generosity’

February 17, 2017 — Every once in a while it is good to acknowledge that we are the beneficiaries of “Nevada County generosity,” which never ceases to amaze. Case in point: Sean Gilleran, general manager Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gold Miners Inn, opened the hotel doors as wide […]

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Dick Panzica: Time for a change in California

February 17, 2017 — I recently watched our representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, make complete fools of themselves on national television. The people of California need to have them replaced with folks who can think and communicate their positions more thoughtfully. It’s time for a change in California […]

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Tom Laurent: LaMalfa supports violation of Constitution

February 17, 2017 — LaMalfa’s Jan. 25 press release says he supports Trump’s plans to build a wall along our southern border with Mexico and his plans to ban refugees. Why the ban? The ban was to temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies during the review period and […]

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Nancy Brost: Absurd and irrational

February 17, 2017 — There was a mandate by the American people on Nov. 8, 2016. Citizens went to the ballot box and declared they wanted change — a government they could trust and a Congress that could work together to solve problems. The left has refused to accept […]

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Sandra Lundgren: Use those turn signals

February 16, 2017 — I have two things — no make that three things — to complain about. First, do you drivers know what a signal is? Start using them! My friend has taken me to several appointments and there are always three or four cars that pull out […]

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Elaine Ashton: Musings on a good forum

February 16, 2017 — What a wonderful opinion page today. Other Voices is chock full of wisdom and Our View is great food for thought. While Susanne Bader actually thinks Trump will push the nuclear button and risk a nuclear war that might injure or kill his own family. […]

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Paul Comiskey: Stop the Centennial Dam

February 16, 2017 — The people of our area have an unparalleled treasure in the last remaining stretch of the Bear River flowing from Rollins Lake to Camp Far West Lake. The Nevada Irrigation District is proposing to add another dam to the three that are already on this […]

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Patricia Black: Bullying has a cost

February 16, 2017 — Would we be safer if immigrants from certain Muslim countries aren’t allowed into the U.S.? Maybe. We’ve done dirt to many of those countries. Iraq was not our enemy, no threat to us. Saddam was not our enemy. So we attacked and invaded Iraq, killed […]

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Thomas O’Toole: Sinkhole in good hands

February 15, 2017 — After going to and speaking with people at the Great Grass Valley Sinkhole of 2017, it became apparent a catastrophe had been averted. Many individuals from throughout our region should be acknowledged for an extraordinary job well done. However, at this early stage I would […]

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Morris Buster: We want safety barriers on Highway 49 now

February 15, 2017 — I just now finished reading the article about the five deaths on Highway 49. We’ve been after the transportation people for years to install concrete barriers to prevent head-on collisions. We’ve been met with their resistance to implementing this idea with comments like, “You just […]

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Alison Sweetser: Ignorance is the new knowledge

February 15, 2017 — During the Senate confirmation hearings, Betsy DeVos showed that she was unacquainted with the difference between growth and proficiency in gauging a student’s performance on standardized tests. Under Senator Warren’s questioning, DeVos had to admit that neither she nor anyone in her family has experience […]

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LETTER- Community Helping Community

February 15, 2017 — We live in a beautiful place, full of caring people who help each other. Recently, the Penn Valley Lions Club held the annual crab feed. This being our primary fund-raiser for over 23 years. We wish to thank all of the businesses and individuals who […]

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Gabriel Chavez: Vetting not sufficient

February 13, 2017 — A recent opinion piece in The Union alleges illegalities, but I have yet to hear anything illegal from Trump’s ban on the seven countries. In fact, it seems most “legalese” type people believe it is legal. However, the roll out was sloppy. Please remember the […]

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Anne Elliot: Reach out to the other side

February 13, 2017 — The Women’s March on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration happened on seven continents including Antarctica and 48 Mexican and Canadian cities. There were over 500,000 participants in Washington D.C. and tens of thousands in each American state. This was a peaceful demonstration with no […]

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Mary Wood: Walk together, talk together

February 10, 2017 — “Walk together, talk together, O ye peoples of the earth: then and only then shall ye have peace,” is the motto of the American Field Service. This exchange program for teenage students was started in 1947 by a group of men who had served as […]

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Cliff Brown: Draining the swamp? Sad!

February 10, 2017 — Instead of draining the swamp, Congress apparently wants to fill it with mining waste. The coal industry gave over $40 million in political contributions since the 2012 elections, including $240,000 to Trump (opensecrets.org). Coincidentally, this week our local congressman, Doug LaMalfa, voted with his colleagues […]

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