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Elaine Ashton: Don’t rule out massage for joint pain

October 16, 2017 — As a massage therapist of over 25 years, I would like to rebut some of the advice offered by Mary Beth TeSelle in her Oct. 3 article. Her first bit of advice is "Keep Moving." Continually asking tight muscles and sore joints to keep moving

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Tom Behlmer: More of the same from Congressman LaMalfa

October 16, 2017 — Our congressman, Doug LaMalfa, voted against using funds to enforce rules limiting methane emissions (H.R. 3354, amendment 368). Why is this important? Methane is a very strong green house gas that contributes to global warming. It is much more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping

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Dennis Wescot: What’s the fascination with Tractor Supply?

October 15, 2017 — Why is The Union so fascinated with the proposed Tractor Supply store? What I see is a big box chain store coming in with slightly lower prices and slightly lower quality than what you can find now at B&C True Value, A to Z Supply,

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Hilary & Nelda Fetzko: COLAs protect against inflation

October 15, 2017 — As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president's budget which would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees. I ask that my representative and senators oppose any proposals that

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Sherry Bullard: SPD goes above and beyond

October 15, 2017 — I would like to say a special thank you to Grass valley SPD Market for the amazing customer service I received after most of a bulk flower order for my daughter's wedding was cancelled two days before the wedding (due to the hurricane in Florida).

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Deborah Aufdenspring: Gold Miners Inn welcomes evacuees

October 13, 2017 — At 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, my husband and I found ourselves in the lobby of the Gold Miners Inn along with a small bedraggled group of other fire evacuees. More evacuees followed. We brought with us the clothes on our backs, our cats, our

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Chris Neussendorfer: Blessed to have amazing firefighters

October 13, 2017 — Our fire crews did such a tremendous job over the last few days tackling everything thrown their way like the champs they are. A huge heart felt thank you to the very best fire fighting crews in the world. We are so very lucky and

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Janeen Singer: Thanks to ‘Love March’ attendees

October 12, 2017 — We were so very heartened to see such an outpouring of support for Imani and his family after the racist event that happened just days before. Over 1,000 of you stopped what you were doing to be there. This is far more than we've seen

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Bob Larive: Football players insult our country

October 11, 2017 — An open letter to Roger Goodell, NFL Headquarters, New York: I just saw your NFL player's pathetic displays during our national anthem at various games today. I have been a loyal fan, but you have lost me. As a patriotic American and veteran, I will

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Ali & Bill Alvarez: To our amazing community

October 11, 2017 — The Alvarez family would like to express our deepest thanks to all who came in support of our family and to those who have helped and supported us while our daughter has undergone her treatment. The fundraiser was a huge success and helps us as

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Heidi Starr: Honoring our first people

October 9, 2017 — In observance of Monday's holiday, when some celebrate Columbus and others celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, I would like to extend my deepest respect to the first peoples upon whose soil I live — the Nisenan tribe of Nevada City. I sincerely wish there was something

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Brooke Blake: Blessed to live here

October 6, 2017 — On behalf of the students and instructors from the St. Canice religious education program, I would like to thank our wonderful parishioners and community members for supporting our recent car wash and bake sale. Our young people enjoyed the opportunity to serve you. We ended

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Joan Nightingale: Well done, Youngs Flooring

October 6, 2017 — Kudos to Youngs Flooring for a job well done. I would never have gotten the service that I received from them (especially Tim who is the best) if I had gone "down the hill." Also the installers, whose names I have forgotten — sorry guys

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Wendy Dennis: To the man who found my purse

October 6, 2017 — To the gentleman who found my white purse on the overpass by the fairgrounds — you have restored my faith, please get in touch. I'd like to personally thank you, please email kfowler@theunion.com because I would like to get in touch with you. Wendy Dennis

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Lee Blakemore: Bring back the USA

October 5, 2017 — Regarding Ben Prescott's letter to the editor of Sept. 20, perhaps he is too young to recognize what really would "bring back the USA" — it might just be Americans with integrity and family values. Bringing back the USA is certainly not publicly purging the

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Jesse Hoffmann: Taking a knee — a moral duty

October 5, 2017 — Taking a knee is like flying one's flag half-mast under the realization that old wounds have not healed and new threats to our liberty have emerged. It is a solemn recognition of the fragility of justice and the active roles we all must play to

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Shari Voors: Fast and Fit with a heart

October 5, 2017 — The board of directors at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation wish to extend sincere appreciation to Judi Bannister and team of Fast and Fit, Women's Gym and Personal Training Studio. Their recent community shred-a-thon proceeds of $2,270 will benefit the Hospital Foundation's Infusion Center

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Randy Miller: The lost ones

October 2, 2017 — You may call the homeless people the lost ones or a cause not worth a penny, but the homeless were once children with hopes and dreams not yet reached. Then maybe they turned to drugs or lost someone they really loved. Then they themselves lost

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Kurt Reynolds: Political crimes cut both ways

October 2, 2017 — Among the Aug. 5 letters to the editor, Ron Lowe wrote about 10 years of Republican political crimes. In the spirit of equality, let's discuss real crimes. Nevada County lost a native son when four Americans were murdered in Libya; deaths that could have been

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Dan Miller: Nevada County does support Hospitality House

October 1, 2017 — In a recent response by Brad Peceimer (Other Voices) to my opinion piece regarding the local cannabis industry pitching in, he stated "Nevada County provides zero income to Hospitality House operational programs." I'm not sure what he means by operational programs, but I do know

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