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Danita Sorenson: Chasing our tail

May 28, 2017 — Pardon my cynicism. Perhaps it is because my day began at 5 a.m. today that I found it impossible to ignore the juxtaposition of "Could tiny houses fix a huge problem" on Page 1 and "What are we doing well in Western County?" on Page […]

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Joanne Norton: What is western Nevada County doing well?

May 28, 2017 — A few weeks back members of The Union's Editorial Board were asked, "What is western Nevada County is doing well?" After reading the article, I not only noted four females and nine males' comments, but most didn't set well with me. We seem to be […]

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Norton Lehner: The proper dispensaries

May 26, 2017 — One can only agree with Wade and Monica Laughter's position (Other Voices, April 12) on dispensary access to legal cannabis medicine. Their position, however, is incomplete. First, cultivation and possession of marijuana remain in violation of federal law. Marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug, and […]

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Chet Krage: Who pays for the Centennial Dam?

May 25, 2017 — Nevada Irrigation District (NID) projects the impression that the Centennial Dam on the Bear River is a "done deal," but it's not. In his May 12 Other Voices column, Peter Van Zant correctly enumerates many of the hurdles yet facing NID's Centennial Dam. Another major […]

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JoAnn Marie: Opposing political voices, respectfully

May 25, 2017 — Many thanks to The Union staff for the "hit" to the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County for "continued efforts to bring opposing political voices together respectfully." We have always found the value in civility and will continue to do so, but it […]

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Mary Lou Gilbert: Outstanding quilt show

May 25, 2017 — Congratulations to the Pine Tree Quilt Guild for an outstanding show last weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Probably one of the best ever! The theme of highlighting the heritage of the people of Nevada County and their stitchery was wonderfully presented and so many […]

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Jodi Selene: Health-care money going into the bank accounts of CEOs

May 24, 2017 — I just received a response to my letter about our federal health care system in the United States by Doug LaMalfa. In it, he began with, "We can both agree that our health care system is in desperate need of reform." He cites high costs […]

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Carolyn Niehaus: AnimalSave benefit a success

May 24, 2017 — A big thank you to Emma Sheffo and her classmates for producing another incredible talent show at Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School as a benefit to AnimalSave. The third annual talent show, held on April 28, resulted in a whopping $700 donated to help […]

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Kathy Dotson: Thanks for making Jubilee a success

May 23, 2017 — A heartfelt thank you to our community on behalf of the Grass Valley Charter School Foundation. Our first annual Blue Marble Jubilee was a complete success because of the many who attended, our vendors, nonprofits and the generous sponsors, including: California Solar, EventHelper, AJA, Telestream, […]

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Donna Cobb: A big thank you to Smiley Guys Smokehouse

May 23, 2017 — Recently Smiley Guys Smokehouse hosted a fundraising dinner for Partners in English Language Learning. Thanks to the generosity of the new owner, George Cabanas, and the great turnout, the fundraiser was a wonderful success. Thank you. Donna Cobb, program coordinator Partners in English Language Learning

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Lori Imel: Scholarships change lives

May 23, 2017 — My name is Lori Imel and I am a 1981 graduate of Nevada Union High School. My daughter is Morgan Imel and she graduated from NU in 2011 and from UC Davis in 2015. Her degree is in mathematics and data analytics. Her degree was […]

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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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