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Bill Chechvala: Let’s focus on facts of single-player proposal

July 18, 2017 — Let's focus on facts of single-player proposal If we are going to have a discussion about the benefits of SB-562 the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal, can we please use real, as opposed to "alternative" facts? The opponents of this Medicare-for-all proposal have consistently […]

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Norton Lehner: LaMalfa is listening to his constituents

July 17, 2017 — In response to Stan Thomas-Rose's May 17 letter regarding my April 26 op-ed "One nation — divided", Mr. Thomas-Rose criticized the manner in which I described the behavior of the protestors at the LaMalfa town hall meeting, while seeming to defend the equally offensive remarks […]

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Carol Kuczora: Healthy California Act misrepresented

July 17, 2017 — Columnist Terry McLaughlin invented an army of straw men on July 5 to trash the Healthy California Act, Senate Bill 562. Noting the Assembly Speaker claimed it doesn't address financing, McLaughlin criticized New Zealand's health-care system for the remainder of her editorial. Where to start? […]

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Patricia Black: Get corporations out of health care

July 16, 2017 — A number of years ago long-time neighbors, Allie and Ralph Hogan, moved to New Zealand, where their children already lived. A few years ago, The Union published an Other Voices column from Ralph which described the wonderful medical care he received there. So I'm mystified […]

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Michael Segor: Trump — stop wrestling with media personalities

July 16, 2017 — Michele Spencer's op-ed, "National security implications of global climate change" (July 4) reminds me of Richard Clarke, the former national security advisor who tried hard to get the newly installed Bush administration to worry more about Al Qaida and less about Iraq. His message failed […]

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Jim Primrose: Trail access doesn’t allow trespassing on private property

July 13, 2017 — I feel that I need to respond to Roberta Whiting's Other Voices column, which misrepresented my previous letter. I never offered an opinion regarding trespassing and private property. I simply stated that the court has basically ruled that a long used trail cannot be blocked […]

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Margaret Munson: Wise words

July 13, 2017 — "Government-financed campaigns would be another most important step in raising the caliber of Congress … It would end the dependency of candidates on financial backing from the great aggregates of wealth." "The men in our highest law-making body should truly represent the area from which […]

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Joanne Crouch: Time to give our president a chance

July 11, 2017 — Time to give our president a chance I am just shocked and amazed at the hate and irrational treatment of our president! At first I was skeptical, but now we should all accept him and give him a chance to clean up the fiasco Obama […]

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Julie Bottini: Realtors and their code of ethics

July 10, 2017 — As a realtor I enjoyed reading Hilary Hodge's account of her home purchasing process. However, I had to pause and question the intent of her statement, "Because the person representing the buyer is paid by the seller, upon sale of the home, the buyer needs […]

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Craig Ashcraft: Annual Rough and Ready festivities a success

July 7, 2017 — Ten chili chefs and hundreds of chili fans journeyed to Rough and Ready recently to enjoy the 62nd Secession Days Celebration and Chili Cook-off. David Chase of "The Chili Is My Favorite Flavor!" team, a first time entrant from Wilton, Calif., claimed the $500 first […]

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Lee Ridenour: What would our forefathers think?

July 7, 2017 — I just wonder what our forefathers would think of us as Americans. I mean we have politicians calling for the death of politicians. We have actors that just because they don't agree wanting to see harm done to others, just so they can have their […]

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David Nelson: Pay attention at the transfer station

July 4, 2017 — Letters to the editor

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Gloria Molin: Electrican apprenticeship a great opportunity

July 3, 2017 — Something that was not mentioned in the recent story about construction jobs, is the excellent apprenticeship program the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers offers. My husband has been a union electrician for over 50 years, and has taught apprentices for 20 years. Many of the […]

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Tom O’Toole: Preparing for the real thing

July 3, 2017 — On behalf of the members of the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council, I appreciate and thank The Union for running Ivan Natividad's first-person articles, "Preparing for the Real Thing." Few of us will ever have the opportunity to live the experiences portrayed […]

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Tim Jensen: Complacently regrettable

July 3, 2017 — As the past winter's waters overflowed the Orville Dam's broken spillway, I noticed how the millions of years old rock face was handling the gushing water nicely. It was spreading the water over a larger area to the river below, rather than creating a concentrated […]

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Angelo Dentoni: What’s up with Grass Valley’s Memorial Park pool?

June 30, 2017 — I would like to understand why the swimming pool at Memorial Park has no grass area, no umbrellas for shade and why it is never open, or closes early. All of our residents end up spending their money in Nevada City at Pioneer Park. What's […]

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Robin Wallace: Canadians, Californians on the same page?

June 30, 2017 — Recently, Republicans released a draft health care bill, unveiling a proposed rollback of Medicaid expansion and funding, while ensuring hefty tax cuts for the wealthy and health care companies. The bill eliminates the individual and employer mandates but it reduces the number of middle-income people […]

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Jeff Kane: Fake news? How about fake leadership?

June 30, 2017 — Mr. Trump posts yet another vulgar, misogynistic tweet, and all Rep. Paul Ryan can say is, "I don't view that as an appropriate comment." I'm sure Mr. Ryan crafted this anemic response while reflecting on the significant fraction of voters who actually cheer Mr. Trump's […]

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Complacently regrettable

June 30, 2017 — As the past winter's waters overflowed the Orville Dam's broken spillway, I noticed how the millions of years old rock face was handling the gushing water nicely. It was spreading the water over a larger area to the river below, rather than creating a concentrated […]

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Brian Dahle: Senate Bill 562 – half baked

June 28, 2017 — Senate Bill 562 — half baked I was shocked to read the recent letter accusing me of trying to "mislead and deceive" voters about Senate Bill 562, the single-payer health care bill. When I emailed a recent survey to constituents asking their opinion, the cost […]

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