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Dottie Schmidt: Give the Golden State some love

September 21, 2017 — California Admission Day has come and gone. Nowhere in The Union or other newspapers, television news, radio, etc. did I hear or see a word about the anniversary of California's statehood. Every Fourth of July we celebrate the founding of our country with great exuberance, […]

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Jim Cunningham: Bring back civility in debates

September 21, 2017 — I recently watched a video debate at The Open Book between William F. Buckley and James Baldwin that took place at Cambridge in around 1965. Although it is not my favorite manner of discourse, I was struck with the intellectual honesty and nuance brought to […]

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Donna Day: Angels come in different packages

September 20, 2017 — My angel was a bear of a man by the name of Richard Cassens. This gentle giant looked in my eyes and saw he was needed to help someone in a very stressful situation. Richard didn't hesitate; someone else would have said "not my job!" […]

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Richard Cristdahl: Banks creating currency

September 20, 2017 — Analyzing the Wells Fargo scandal, the creation of 3.5 million-plus fake accounts, could be the missing link in how banks create currency in our debt-based economy, where the currency is only created out of debt. This may surprise most people, but banks create 97 to […]

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Nancy Brost: Set aside negativity and seek the facts

September 20, 2017 — Dave Glubetich's Other Voices on "PC, the Left's Lethal Weapon," was a welcome voice. He was willing to say that political correctness needs to end and be replaced with common sense, human kindness and open minds. Also, there is a lot negativity all around us […]

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Jacqueline Finley: Poll on Confederate statue a shock

September 19, 2017 — Recently I took The Union's online poll. The question: What should be done with Confederate statues and monuments, most of which are in the American South? Expecting that most respondents would vote as I did, i.e., voting to "take them down," I was flabbergasted to […]

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Ben Prescott: Let’s bring back the USA

September 19, 2017 — Your "country" is part something you feel inside, and part something outside that works because you vote. If you don't think politics make a difference, you've lost your country. Something's deeply wrong. We wonder if there's anything we can do. Here's the simplest thing: just […]

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John Worsley: Create safety zones for the homeless

September 18, 2017 — Here in Nevada County we see them everywhere. Holding up signs, "Homeless, will work for food," etc. Ever been approached in a parking lot or gas station by people asking for money? Ever given them money? Ever wonder what they did with it? Where do they […]

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Laurie Bell: Kudos for Volz Bros. Automotive

September 18, 2017 — Recently I changed automotive repair shops to Volz Bros. My car needed about $200 worth of repairs. The parts were ordered and I scheduled an appointment. After several hours of work it was discovered that a small part within the assembly of parts was packaged […]

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Claudette Paige: Founding documents a valuable resource

September 17, 2017 — A hearty "thank you" to The Union for publishing "The Presidency" insert that came with our paper today. It is a resource that definitely will be a keepsake for every subscriber. The inclusion of the U. S. Constitution is appreciated. To make it complete, "The […]

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Jeff Pelline: Welcome to Oz

September 17, 2017 — I laughed at Publisher Don Rogers' column touting a fake news "conversation" that the local League of Women Voters presented in town, where just one person was on stage. The other "panelist" was a computer monitor that showed a cartoonish fish, with a voice. The […]

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Camille Muir: Words of wisdom

September 17, 2017 — With all the hatred, animosity, and violence between folks who do not agree with each other that we've seen recently, perhaps the words of a man who lived long ago — Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471) — would be helpful: "Everyone gladly does whatever he most […]

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Linda Chaplin: Where are the statues of women?

September 15, 2017 — I think Nevada County could use a few more statues of women. Linda Chaplin Nevada City

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Joseph Innis: ‘Image Nation’ valuable to veterans

September 14, 2017 — I recently read in The Union that the Nevada County Arts Council lost its grant for funding Image Nation, a program for veterans in the arts. As a recent participant in this program, I am dismayed that this fine educational initiative is now lost to […]

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James Caldwell: Charlottesville — Communists, fascists at work?

September 14, 2017 — I watched the upheaval at Aug. 12 Charlottesville, Virginia on TV. Both sides were inspired by wrong-thinking people: communists on one side and fascists on the other. It appears that too many Americans don't know what a communist is or what a fascist is. I […]

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Frank David: Supervisor gets a special favor?

September 14, 2017 — A story in the Aug. 29 edition of The Union detailed the arrest of Supervisor Heidi Hall on suspicion of DUI in June. Her blood alcohol was nearly three times the legal limit. Prosecutors have worked out a special lenient plea bargain filed with the […]

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Cheryl Wicks: Veterinarians don’t get enough credit

September 13, 2017 — In the Sept. 7 edition of The Union a letter referred to the veterinarians in this community in regards to three dogs that I asked the community to help with much needed dental care. The writer commented, "But it's so distressing to know that none […]

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Ron Lowe: American people support Dreamers

September 13, 2017 — How can one ideologue, Donald Trump, end a program, DACA, that benefits 800,000 young people. Is this effort by Donald Trump an attack to end another successful President Obama program? It's not just President Trump who has his sights set on ending DACA; The few […]

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Tim Jensen: What’s next? DraftHorse statue?

September 12, 2017 — The "Gentle Giant" draft horse statue at the Nevada County Fairgrounds looks like it is being forced to work too hard. That "hurts my feelings." Please take it down. Thank you. Tim Jensen Grass Valley

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Theresa Thomas: Holiday lights still up

September 12, 2017 — Driving through Nevada City at night I can't help noticing the number of "holiday" lights that are still lit here in September and also the number of burnt-out bulbs. Seems mighty tacky for a tourist town, don't ya think? Theresa Thomas Nevada City

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