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Joan Goddard: Sierra Stages’ ‘Chicago’ a hit

July 26, 2017 — A big thank you to Sierra Stages for a fabulous show — Chicago — at the Nevada Theatre. The cast is so talented, the set is beautiful, the costumes are great, the band is amazing and the music is outstanding. The show was sold out […]

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Karen Nelson: Children’s Festival a community effort

July 26, 2017 — The Children's Festival again transformed Pioneer Park into a magical Renaissance village where 2,500 attendees dressed in pirate, princess, knight, wizard, fairy and other fantastic costumes, enjoyed crafts of all kinds, fencing, catapults and castle painting among other adventures. The committee would like to extend […]

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Suzanne L. Reese: Angels in turn outs

July 26, 2017 — My heart-felt thanks to Dave Justus, Kyle Madden and Jon Winslow — all paramedics with the Penn Valley Fire Department. They are my "angels in disguise," wearing firemen's uniforms. On May 10, after treating what I assumed was indigestion, the discomfort turned into severe pain. […]

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Manny Montes: Originalism and the Constitution

July 26, 2017 — I was pleased to see Dick Sciaroni's response to my column, "We cannot allow our courts to be bastardized." However, I was surprised at how Dick missed some points, and was thoroughly wrong on others. In my column, I used the analogy of Feinstein being […]

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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (July 27)

July 26, 2017 — Each week we'll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to drogers@theunion.com or bhamilton@theunion.com. HIT: (From a reader) To Nevada County […]

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Chris Hall: Tree removal at what cost?

July 25, 2017 — I write this column as an educator, nature lover, and lifelong local. My wife and I chose to return to our hometown of Nevada City after college because we love so many things about this community. One thing we value highly about Nevada City is […]

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Sally Knutson: Don Baggett Theatre gets a facelift

July 25, 2017 — Have you seen what is happening to the Don Baggett Theatre on the Nevada Union High School campus? It is glorious! It is worth a drive up Ridge Road to see. My heart beats high when I approach the school. As for my opinion, I […]

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John Thomson: Get informed on feral cats and birds

July 25, 2017 — I believe it is important that a response be given to the article entitled "Acreage owners could benefit from feral cats," and the implications the article made regarding the benign effect feral cats have on wild bird populations. It would be useful for anyone considering […]

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John Carr: Carrtoon

July 25, 2017 —

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Peter Van Zant: Be skeptical of NID scare tactics

July 25, 2017 — Nevada Irrigation District still hasn't dropped its ill-conceived plan to build Centennial Dam on the Bear River. They have yet to demonstrate the need for the project or explained how they plan to pay for the dam's construction. And there is no assurance that the […]

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Mindy Oberne: Lowering Medicare eligibility age is first step to real reform

July 24, 2017 — I've been watching as our representatives in Washington twist themselves into a pretzel trying to fix our health care system while ignoring the 600-pound gorilla in the room — the health insurance industry. This reminds me of a story I read on the Physicians for […]

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

July 24, 2017 —

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Cheryl Cook: From Russia with love; ‘I love it’

July 24, 2017 — "I love it." That was Donald Trump Jr.'s written email response to an email on June 3, 2016 indicating that the Russian government had damaging information regarding Hillary Clinton and would like to aid Donald Trump, his father, in the U.S. Presidential election. According to […]

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Thomas Elias: Brown’s email problem could sully his legacy

July 24, 2017 — As Gov. Jerry Brown travels the nation and world posing grandly as the Anti-Trump and the ultimate champion of the battle against climate change, he's plainly very conscious of the legacy he will leave behind when he's termed out for good after next year. But […]

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Ray Zhang: Statistics show need for Highway 174 safety improvements in Nevada County

July 23, 2017 — The Caltrans Highway 174 Safety Project seeks to increase motorist safety from You Bet Road to Maple Way — a stretch of the highway which has seen 102 reported collisions in the past 12.5 years (2005 to June 2017). This particular segment of the highway […]

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George Boardman: Americans can’t decide if they love or hate California — maybe it’s both

July 23, 2017 — You may find this hard to believe, but California is the state hated most by our fellow Americans. The Golden State is quite popular with foreign tourists, and San Francisco and Los Angeles rank among the top five most popular cities. Whether you are at […]

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Bob Winters: Don’t forget Penn Valley

July 23, 2017 — A recent article in The Union reported that The California Arts Council named Nevada City and Grass Valley a state cultural district. That is a wonderful accomplishment and all of us out here in the remote wilderness called Penn Valley recognize and attend the events […]

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Margot Schulze: Thanks to Sierra Nevada Memorial for compassion during trying time

July 23, 2017 — I would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, the ER Department and the Sierra Nevada Home Health Care from the bottom of my heart for the excellent care my husband received during his lengthy illness. He was also […]

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Thomas Elias: Trump budget looks increasingly vengeful

July 21, 2017 — Is it political vengeance or merely a Republican President trying to make budget cuts on everything that's not military? That's the real question about Donald Trump's first budget as it moves through congressional committees en route to becoming reality. It's a question that reverberates especially […]

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

July 21, 2017 —

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